Work Sample : Cameron

Activity : Explanation

    Explanation - Cameron : Grade Commentary

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Cameron has demonstrated a basic understanding of the structure and features of an explanation. Knowledge of the topic is evident in the explanation of cause and effect. The text has been well sequenced with appropriate grouping of information in paragraphs. Passive voice and action verbs have been used but the explanation could be enhanced by the inclusion of more technical language. There is some confusion with grammar, tense and plurals. Spelling strategies have been inconsistently applied and there is a need for more careful editing. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade D standard midway through 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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