Work Sample : Chris

Activity : Narrative

    Narrative - Chris : Grade Commentary

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Chris has demonstrated elementary knowledge and understanding of the structure and features of a narrative. An attempt to record ideas in the planning process has been made but the language features and conventions of a narrative have not been used. The text lacks standard narrative structure and cohesion. Paragraphs have not been used and sentence structure is limited. The use of tense is inconsistent and there is a lack of descriptive language. There has been an attempt to edit spelling, with limited success, and there is a lack of appropriate punctuation. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade E standard at the end of Stage 3.

Grade E

The student has an elementary knowledge and understanding in few areas of the content and has achieved very limited competence in some of 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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