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Work Sample : Kelsey

Activity : Information report on a rainforest animal

    Information report on a rainforest animal - Kelsey : Grade Commentary

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Kelsey has demonstrated sound knowledge and understanding of the structure and features of an information report. Information has been gathered and organised using a scaffold but the published report lacks an introduction and conclusion. Paragraphs have been used to structure the text and tense has been consistently used. Technical terms have been included but there are some grammatical errors. The sentence structure is adequate but more complex and compound sentences could be used. There are some errors in punctuation but most common words have been correctly spelt. There is evidence of editing and the desktop publishing skills are adequate, although the latter could be improved by the use of both upper and lower case letters. 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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Foundation Statement strands

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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