Work Sample : Xiang

Activity : Information report on a rainforest animal

    Information report on a rainforest animal - Xiang : Grade Commentary

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Xiang has demonstrated sound knowledge and understanding of the structure and features of an information report. There is evidence of effective research despite an incorrect fact in the opening paragraph. Information has been organised in paragraphs but some topics have been combined in the one paragraph. Simple and complex sentences have been used. There is some use of technical language, and a range of strategies has been used to spell familiar and unfamiliar words. There is some evidence of editing and the desktop publishing skills are effective. To improve, Xiang could include more detail and use a strong introduction and conclusion. 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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