English (Grades 5- | 5= | 5+)

Skills & Knowledge Definition


Writing - Communication



Communication is consistently clear and effective

Tone, style and register matched to purpose, form and audience

Increasingly sophisticated vocabulary and phrasing, chosen for effect

Uses a range of appropriate linguistic devices

Organises material for particular effect, with effective use of tone, style and register


Writing - Organisation

Writing is engaging with a range of detailed and developed connected ideas
Coherent paragraphs with integrated discourse markers

Effective use of structural features

Structural features make meaning clear

Grammatical features make meaning clear




Writing - Vocab, Sentence Structure, Spelling and Punctuation

Sentence demarcation is mostly secure and mostly accurate

Positions a range of punctuation for clarity, mostly with success

Uses a variety of sentence forms, managing sentence structures for deliberate effect

Mostly uses Standard English appropriately with mostly controlled grammatical structures

Uses a wide, selective vocabulary with generally accurate spelling, including complex and irregular words

Only occasional spelling errors


Reading 1


Effective use of references to support explanation     Offers examples from the text to explain views clearly

References integrated into interpretation

Selects clearly relevant quotations to support views



Reading 2

Shows a clear understanding of differences and / or similarities

Begins to evaluate both texts

Evaluates clear connections between texts

Selects relevant quotations/references from both texts to support response

Reading 3

Shows clear understanding of language
Clearly evaluates the effects of the writer’s choices of language
Selects clearly relevant quotations
Uses subject terminology accurately
Shows clear understanding of structural features     Clearly evaluates the effects of the writer’s choice of structural features
Selects a range of relevant examples
Uses subject terminology accurately
Evaluation of writer’s methods with subject terminology used effectively to support consideration of methods
Evaluation of effects of writer’s methods on reader
Clear evaluation of writer’s methods with appropriate use of relevant subject terminology                                             
Detailed evaluation of the effects of language and/or structure and/or form supported by apt use of subject terminology.
Understanding of effects of writer’s methods on reader
  

Reading 4

Shows a clear understanding of differences between ideas and perspectives

Compares ideas and perspectives in a clear and relevant way

Evaluates clearly how methods are used to convey ideas and perspectives

Selects clearly relevant quotations to support                                                                   Evaluation of ideas/ perspectives/ contextual factors, possibly including alternative interpretations/ deeper meanings.

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


Shows a clear understanding of differences between ideas and perspectives

Compares ideas and perspectives in a clear and relevant way

Evaluates clearly how methods are used to convey ideas and perspectives

Selects clearly relevant quotations to support                                                                   Evaluation of ideas/ perspectives/ contextual factors, possibly including alternative interpretations/ deeper meanings

Reading 7

Clearly evaluates the text

Offers examples from the text to explain views clearly

Clearly evaluates the effect of writer’s choices

Selects clearly relevant quotations to support views

Clear, explained response to task and whole text

Clear, sustained and consistent. A focused response to the full task which demonstrates clear understanding

 

 

 

 

 


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