Work Sample : Chandra

Activity : Information report on a rainforest animal

    Information report on a rainforest animal - Chandra : Grade Commentary

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Chandra has demonstrated sound knowledge and understanding of the structure and features of an information report. Information has been gathered and organised under headings. Classification of the animal has been included but the published copy lacks a clear introduction. Appropriate language, including technical and descriptive terms, has been used, but elaboration on the technical terms would strengthen the report. The sentence structure is adequate but more complex sentences could be used, and there are some errors in punctuation and grammar. There is evidence of editing and good desktop publishing skills. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade C standard midway through Stage 3.

Grade C

The student has a sound knowledge and understanding of the main areas of content and has achieved an adequate level of competence in the processes and skills.

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The following strands are covered in this activity:

  • Writing
    Students write well-structured and well-presented literary and factual texts for a wide range of purposes and audiences, dealing with complex topics, ideas, issues and language features. They write well-structured sentences, effectively using a variety of grammatical features. Students spell most common words accurately, and use a variety of strategies to spell less common words. They use a fluent and legible style to write and employ computer technology to present written texts effectively in a variety of ways for different purposes and audiences. Students evaluate the effectiveness of their writing by focusing on grammatical features and the conventions of writing.
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