English (Grades 4- | 4= | 4+)

Skills & Knowledge Definition


Writing - Communication



Communication is clear

Tone, style and register are appropriate and generally matched to purpose, form and audience

Vocabulary clearly chosen for effect

Successful use of linguistic devices

Selects material to suit audience and purpose

Selects stylistic or rhetorical devices to suit audience and purpose


Writing - Organisation

Writing is engaging with a range of connected ideas

Expresses and orders information and ideas

Usually coherent paragraphs with range of discourse markers

Usually effective use of structural features

Uses a range of structural features

Uses a range of grammatical features



Writing - Vocab, Sentence Structure, Spelling and Punctuation

Sentence demarcation is mostly secure and mostly accurate

Range of punctuation is used, mostly with success

Uses a variety of sentences, adapting sentence structure to contribute positively to purpose and effect

Mostly uses Standard English appropriately with mostly controlled grammatical structures

Generally accurate spelling, including complex and irregular words and spells words containing irregular patterns correctly

Uses a varied vocabulary that is increasingly sophisticated


Reading 1


References used to support a range of relevant comments
Selects relevant quotations
Offers examples from the text to explain views
Selects some relevant quotations to support views


Reading 2

Shows an understanding of differences and / or similarities
Begins to interpret both texts
Demonstrates connections between texts
Selects quotations/references from both texts to support response

Reading 3

Shows clear understanding of language
Clearly explains the effects of the writer’s choices of language
Selects relevant quotations
Uses subject terminology accurately
Shows understanding of structural features
Explains the effects of the writer’s choice of structural features
Selects a range of relevant examples
Uses subject terminology accurately
Explained/relevant comments on writer’s methods
Identification of effects of writer’s methods on reader
 

Reading 4

Shows a clear understanding of differences between the ideas and perspectives
Compares ideas and perspectives in a clear and relevant way
Explains clearly how methods are used to convey ideas and perspectives
Selects relevant quotations to support

Reading 5

Shows a clear understanding of differences between the ideas and perspectives
Compares ideas and perspectives in a clear and relevant way
Explains clearly how methods are used to convey ideas and perspectives
Selects relevant quotations to support from both texts
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Reading 6 Some understanding of implicit ideas/ perspectives/contextual factors shown by links between context/text/task                       Demonstrates elements of understanding and/or explanation of writer’s methods and/or contexts.  
Reading 7

Attempts to evaluate the text
Offers examples from the text to explain views
Clearly explains the effect of writer’s choices
Selects some relevant quotations to support views
Some explained response to task and whole text

 

 

 

 

 


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