Work Sample : Sam

Activity : Information report on a rainforest animal

    Information report on a rainforest animal - Sam : Grade Commentary

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Sam has demonstrated sound knowledge and understanding of the structure and features of an information report. Information has been gathered and adequately organised in paragraphs with some elaboration of ideas. An orientation has been attempted using colloquial language, and appropriate language, including descriptive and some technical terms, has been used. Compound sentences have been used but some sentences are very long and lack appropriate punctuation. There are some grammatical errors relating to the use of verbs and tense. There is evidence of adequate desktop publishing skills. A computer spell check has been used to edit the work but there is no evidence of editing for meaning. To improve, Sam could include additional detail and more varied sentence beginnings. 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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