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Work Samples - Grade D

The work samples for this grade, together, assist teachers to gain a common understanding of the standard of work typically produced by students whose performance, on balance, matches the description for Grade D.

Activity: Individual reading and writing - selecting and analysing poems for an anthology (View Activity…)

Students recommend three poems for inclusion in a poetry anthology for Year 8. They write a response to each one, giving reasons for their recommendations.


Activity: Life writing (View Activity…)

Students select a piece of their own writing for a life writing competition and evaluate the merits and appropriateness of the piece.


Activity: Recount letter (View Activity…)

Students write a recount in letter format about the theme and texts they have been studying in class.


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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