Work Sample : Shane

Activity : Discussion

    Discussion - Shane : Grade Commentary

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Shane has demonstrated a basic knowledge of the content, and a limited level of competence in producing a discussion text. Paragraphs have not been used effectively to structure ideas, and the two viewpoints have not been covered in sufficient depth and detail. Time connectives have been appropriately used but the vocabulary lacks variation. Basic desktop publishing skills have been demonstrated but a limited level of competence in drafting and revising is evident. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade D standard at the end of Stage 3.

Grade D

The student has a basic knowledge and understanding of the content and has achieved a limited 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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