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Work Sample : Mel

Activity : Information report on a rainforest animal

    Information report on a rainforest animal - Mel : Grade Commentary

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Mel has demonstrated basic knowledge and understanding of the structure and features of an information report. Information has been gathered and structured using appropriate headings but the report lacks a clear introduction. The purpose and audience of the text have been considered but the information has not been presented in sequential order. The report begins well and contains some detail and technical terminology but is inconsistent. The writing lacks fluidity due to errors in expression and grammar. Words have been omitted and some plurals have been inappropriately used. Limited strategies have been used to spell words, punctuate and structure sentences. There is little evidence of editing but basic competence in desktop publishing is evident. 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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