English (Grades 3- | 3= | 3+)

Skills & Knowledge Definition


Writing - Communication



Communication is mostly successful

Sustained attempt to match purpose, form and audience

Some control of register

Conscious use of vocabulary with some use of linguistic devices

Communicates with some success

Attempts to match purpose, form and audience

Attempts to control register

Begins to vary vocabulary with some use of linguistic devices


Writing - Organisation

Increasing variety of linked and relevant ideas

Some use of paragraphs and some use of discourse markers
Some use of structural features

Some linked and relevant ideas

Attempt to write in paragraphs with some discourse markers, not always appropriate

Attempts to use structural features



Writing - Vocab, Sentence Structure, Spelling and Punctuation

Sentence demarcation is mostly secure and sometimes accurate

Some control of a range of punctuation

Attempts a variety of sentence forms, including coordination and subordination

Some use of Standard English with some control of agreement

Some accurate spelling of more complex words including words with regular patterns such as prefixes, suffixes, double consonants

Varied use of vocabulary


Reading 1


References used to support a range of relevant comments              

Offers an example from the text to explain view(s)

Selects some quotations, which may only occasionally support views
Selects some quotations/references, attempting to make them all supporting



Reading 2


Identifies some differences and / or similarities
Attempts to develop inference from one/both texts
Attempts to link evidence between texts
Selects some quotations/references; attempting to make them all supporting (from both texts)

Reading 3

Shows some understanding of language
Attempts to comment on the effect of language
Selects some relevant quotations
Uses some subject terminology, with an obvious attempt to match it appropriately                                                                                                                    Shows some understanding of structural features
Attempts to develop comment on the effect of structural features
Selects some relevant examples
Uses some subject terminology, with an obvious attempt to match it appropriately   

Reading 4

Attempts to develop a response about some differences between the ideas and perspectives
Attempts to develop a response that compares ideas and perspectives
Begins to develop comment on how methods are used to convey ideas and perspectives
Selects some quotations/references, attempting to make them all supporting

Reading 5

Attempts to develop a response about some differences between the ideas and perspectives
Attempts to develop a response that compares ideas and perspectives
Begins to develop comment on how methods are used to convey ideas and perspectives
Selects some quotations/references, attempting to make them all supporting   (from one or both texts)

Reading 6 Some understanding of implicit ideas/ perspectives/contextual factors shown by links between context/text/task
Reading 7

Attempts evaluative comment on the text
Offers an example from the text to explain view(s)
Attempts to comment on writer’s methods
Selects some quotations , which may only occasionally support views

 

 

 

 

 


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