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Work Sample : Frances

Activity : Narrative

    Narrative - Frances : Grade Commentary

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Frances has demonstrated sound knowledge and understanding of the structure and features of a narrative. The text reads like a recount of an urban legend. There is a simple but confusing orientation followed by a sequence of events and a complication but the narrative lacks a strong resolution. Some interesting and varied language has been used but the text could be enhanced by the inclusion of more figurative language. Sentence structure is adequate but there is some confusion with tense, and inconsistencies occur in the use of punctuation. A plan has not been included and there is no evidence of editing. To improve, Frances could work on paragraphing and sequencing events, and use a multi-strategy approach to spelling. 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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