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ACSF Writing 3.06 Selects vocabulary, grammatical structures and conventions appropriate to the text


LEARNING LEVEL 3
3.06

Selects vocabulary, grammatical structures and conventions appropriate to the text

SUPPORTCONTEXTTEXTTASK COMPLEXITY

Moderate support

Advice and modelling available

Range of familiar contexts

Some less familiar/routine contexts

Some specialisation in routine contexts

Routine texts

May include some unfamiliar elements and embedded information

Includes some specialised vocabulary

Tasks include a number of steps within the 1 task,  eg: sequencing, applying basic inferencing, extrapolation and integration

PERFORMANCE FEATURES INCLUDE:

Vocabulary
  • Draws on a vocabulary which is sufficiently broad so that a relevant word is usually available
  • Uses vocabulary with increasing precision to show how words carry particular shades of meaning
  • Uses English dictionary or thesaurus (hard copy or online) to extend vocabulary bank
  • Begins to use acronyms
  • Recognises and uses some common idioms
Grammar
  • Uses introductory phrases which indicate that an opinion, or a fact, is being offered
  • Uses some complex and compound sentences
  • Uses grammatical forms and vocabulary to give instructions, give explanations, ask questions, and express viewpoints
  • Uses dependent clauses introduced by words such as although, when, if andwhile
Punctuation
  • Uses punctuation as an aid to understanding, e.g. capitalisation, full stops, commas, apostrophes, exclamation marks, quotation marks
Spelling
  • Uses a spellchecker with increasing understanding and independence and awareness of its limitations
  • Spells with reasonable accuracy
  • Attempts to spell unfamiliar words, using a range of strategies including phonic and visual letter patterns, syllabification, word origin
Legibility
  • Uses legible handwriting style or computer font appropriate to audience and purpose

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