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Exposition letter


Grade Work Samples
End of Stage 2 (end of Year 4)
Grade C Alex  
Grade D Jamie  

Foundation Statement strands

The following strands are covered in this activity:

Writing

Description of activity

Students draft and construct an exposition letter.

Suggested materials

Paper, pencils/pens
Option: computer, worksheet

Prior learning

The class has participated in an HSIE unit of work on 'Local Government/Cooperating Communities', and practised joint construction of a letter.

Board of Studies NSW, English K-6 Student Work Samples, pp150-151

Outcomes

Producing Texts (WS2.9)
Drafts, revises, proofreads and publishes well-structured texts that are more demanding in terms of topic, audience and written language features.
Grammar and Punctuation (WS2.10)
Produces texts clearly, effectively and accurately, using the sentence structure, grammatical features and punctuation conventions of the text type.
Spelling (WS2.11)
Uses knowledge of letter-sound correspondences, common letter patterns and a range of strategies to spell familiar and unfamiliar words.

Criteria for assessing learning

Students will be assessed on their ability to:

  • use appropriate written language features for the selected audience
  • express a point of view in writing with some supporting statements
  • draft, revise and publish an exposition letter
  • use a range of strategies to spell familiar and unfamiliar words.
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