Work Sample : Bailey

Activity : Information report on Antarctica

    Information report on Antarctica - Bailey : Grade Commentary

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Bailey has demonstrated sound knowledge and understanding of the structure and features of an information report. Information has been gathered and adequately structured in paragraphs with some elaboration on the facts. Sentence structure is varied and complex sentences have been used. Appropriate descriptive and subject-specific language has been used. An adequate range of strategies has been used to spell words. The desktop publishing skills are adequate but there is an inappropriate use of capital letters to start each new line. To improve, Bailey could include more detailed factual information. 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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