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Factual Description


Grade Work Samples
Midway through Stage 1 (end of Year 1) End of Stage 1 (end of Year 2)
Grade A Reese   Morgan   Terry   Bailey  
Grade B Indra   Taylor   Dale   Jamie  
Grade C Eden   Parker   Drew   Alex   Jessie   Sam   Huong  
Grade D Lee   Cameron  
New Work Samples
Kim
Ariel

Foundation Statement strands

The following strands are covered in this activity:

Writing

Description of activity

Students write a factual description of a toy. They view and feel the toy before writing the description.

Variation: Students write a description of an item of food or an object in the classroom.

Suggested materials

Paper, pencils, assortment of toys

Prior learning

Students have been participating in an HSIE unit on toys. They have read factual descriptions and discussed the need to use detailed descriptive language to help the reader imagine what is being described. Students have jointly constructed a factual description.

Outcomes

Producing Texts (WS1.9)
Plans, reviews and produces a small range of simple literary and factual texts for a variety of purposes on familiar topics for known readers.
Grammar and Punctuation (WS1.10)
Produce texts using basic grammatical features and punctuation conventions of the text type.
Spelling (WS1.11)
Uses knowledge of sight words and letter-sound correspondences and a variety of strategies to spell familiar words.

Criteria for assessing learning

Students will be assessed on their ability to:

  • write a factual description
  • use detail to help a reader imagine what is being described
  • use basic grammatical features and punctuation for a factual description
  • use a variety of strategies to spell familiar words.
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