Level Descriptors for Non-chronological Report

					                                                                  Level Descriptors for Non-chronological Report
                                        Level 2a                         Level 3c                      Level 3b                             Level 3a                              Level 4c
Composition and Effect         Writing is appropriate to        Form is appropriate to task    Correct form is appropriate    Correct form is used and sustained.       The appropriate form is used
Write interesting and          the task and audience.           and audience.                  and sustained.                 Some evidence of viewpoint if             and the writing seeks to
thoughtful texts appropriate   Sufficient detail is included    Occasional well chosen         Uses language that seeks to    appropriate is evident but this may       interest the reader through the
to the task, reader and        to engage and hold a             words show some                interest the reader and        not be maintained.                        use of detail.
purpose.                       reader’s interest.               awareness of a particular      provides details.              Enough detail is included to interest     Expanded noun phrases and
Strand 8:Creating and                                           reader.                        Uses expanded noun             the reader.                               adverbials express ideas.
shaping texts                                                   Uses simple and some           phrases with a greater         Evidence of a greater range of            Effective use of technical or
                                                                expanded noun phrases.         range of vocabulary.           vocabulary and beginning to use           specific vocabulary.
                                                                                                                              adverbial phrases.
Text Structure and             Ideas grouped into               Text structure overall is      Simple introduction and/or     Simple introduction and conclusion.       Introduction, conclusion and
Organisation                   sequences of sentences.          simple. Includes a brief       conclusion. Groups similar     Information is organised and layout is    ordered sections.
Organise and present           Some connection between          introduction or conclusion.    information together.          consistently signalled e.g. paragraphs,   Ideas within
whole texts effectively,       sentences noted.                 Some divisions between         Divisions between sections     line breaks.                              sections/paragraphs presented
sequencing and structuring     Vocabulary choices               content indicated e.g.         of content indicated e.g.      Sections correspond to headings.          clearly. Connected
information, ideas and         support the organisation of      headings.                      line breaks or paragraphing                                              information/ideas are built
events.                        ideas.                                                          – transition may be                                                      around main sentence.
Strand 9:Text structure                                                                        awkward.
and organisation
Sentence Structure and         Writes some simple               Uses simple and compound       Uses simple and compound       Uses simple and compound sentences.       Uses some complex sentence
Punctuation                    sentences. Uses simple           sentences. Links clauses       sentences with simple          Uses a variety of subordinating           structure to add extra
Vary sentences for clarity,    connectives: and, but, then,     with simple connectives        connectives.                   connectives e.g. because, which,          information.
purpose and effect. Write      so.                              including because.             Some sentence variation        where, if.                                Some commas mark phrases
with technical accuracy of     Sentences sometimes              Some use of pronouns to        created e.g. simple            Uses a range of interesting sentence      or clauses.
syntax and punctuation in      demarcated by capital            avoid repetition.              adverbials to open             openings.                                 Uses a range of interesting
phrases, clauses and           letters and full stops.          At least half the sentences    sentences.                     Tense choice is appropriate and may       sentence openings.
sentences.                     May use question marks           are correctly demarcated       Full stops, capital letters,   be varied e.g. present, future, past.     Variety of connectives used
                               and exclamation marks.           showing an understanding       exclamation marks,             Most sentences are correctly              e.g. while, although, until,
Strand 10: Sentence            Uses simple present tense.       of sentence structure.         question marks mostly          demarcated.                               which.
structure and punctuation                                       May use question marks         accurate.                      Question marks and exclamation            Tense choice is appropriate
                                                                and exclamation marks.         Commas used in lists.          marks are used accurately.                and varied.
                                                                Commas may be used in          Tense choice is                Commas used in lists and may be used      Sentences are correctly
                                                                lists.                         appropriate.                   to mark phrases or clauses.               demarcated.
                                                                Tense choice is                Apostrophe is used for         Apostrophe is used correctly for          Apostrophe is used for
                                                                appropriate.                   omission.                      omission.                                 possession.

Spelling                       Spells many monosyllabic         Spells common                  Spells common                  Spells common monosyllabic and            Spells common monosyllabic
Evidence of use of known       words accurately. Makes          monosyllabic words             monosyllabic words             polysyllabic words correctly.             and polysyllabic words
rules and conventions.         phonetically plausible           correctly. Attempts to spell   correctly. Attempts to         Attempts to spell unfamiliar words        correctly. Attempts to spell
Evidence of application of     attempts at longer               unfamiliar words using a       spell unfamiliar words         using known conventions and rules         unfamiliar words using known
a range of strategies used     polysyllabic words.              knowledge of convention        using known conventions        i.e. phonemic, morphemic and              conventions and rules i.e.
to spell unfamiliar words.                                      and rules i.e. phonemic,       and rules i.e. phonemic,       etymological strategies.                  phonemic, morphemic and
Strand 11: Word structure                                       morphemic and                  morphemic and                                                            etymological strategies.
and spelling                                                    etymological strategies.       etymological strategies.
Handwriting                    Uses accurate and                Shows some features of         Handwriting is regular.        Handwriting is consistent and fluent.     Handwriting is consistent and
Write legibly and fluently.    consistent letter formation.     regularity in size and         Words and letters are                                                    fluent. The handwriting
Strand 12: Presentation                                         spacing. Handwriting is        appropriate in size and                                                  maintains a personal style to
                                                                legible.                       position. Evidence of an                                                 engage the reader.
                                                                                               ability to join letters.

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                                                                   Level Descriptors for a Non-chronological Report
                                          Level 3a                          Level 4c                           Level 4b                           Level 4a                        Level 5c
Composition and Effect        Correct form is used and           The appropriate form is used      The writer’s authority is           Form is adapted for a specific    Secure use of text type
Write interesting and         sustained.                         and the writing seeks to          established and maintained.         readership.                       that establishes form and
thoughtful texts              Some evidence of viewpoint if      interest the reader through the   The reader is engaged through       Writing is clear, consistent      purpose.
appropriate to the task,      appropriate is evident but this    use of detail.                    the addition and emphasis of        and controlled.                   Adaptation for the reader
reader and purpose.           may not be maintained.             Expanded noun phrases and         detail.                             Vocabulary is used for            is evident.
                              Enough detail is included to       adverbials express ideas.         Precise vocabulary is used for      precision and effect.             Appropriate choices are
Strand 8:Creating and         interest the reader.               Effective use of technical or     effect.                             Adverbials indicate attitude of   made according to the
shaping texts                 Evidence of a greater range of     specific vocabulary.              Uses expanded noun phrases and      the writer.                       formality of the writing.
                              vocabulary and beginning to                                          adverbial phrases to engage as
                              use adverbial phrases.                                               well as inform.
Text Structure and            Simple introduction and            Introduction, conclusion and      Relationship between                Relationship between              Secure use of text type.
Organisation                  conclusion. Information is         ordered sections.                 paragraphs/sections give            paragraphs/sections give          Structure of text is
Organise and present          sequenced and layout is            Ideas within                      structure to the whole text.        structure to the whole text.      controlled, information is
whole texts effectively,      consistently signalled e.g.        sections/paragraphs presented     Ideas are sustained and             Coverage of main points and       balanced and contributes
sequencing and structuring    paragraphs, line breaks.           clearly. Connected                developed i.e paragraph used to     balance of information is         to overall effectiveness.
information, ideas and        Sections correspond to             information/ideas built           develop detail.                     appropriate to purpose.           Paragraphs may vary in
events.                       headings.                          around main sentence.                                                 Conclusion may include            length and structure.
Strand 9:Text structure                                                                                                                reflective comment.
and organisation
Sentence Structure and        Uses simple and compound           Uses some complex sentence        Simple, compound and complex        Complex sentences used to         Control of complex
Punctuation                   sentences. Uses a variety of       structure to add extra            sentences used.                     create and extend meaning.        sentences.
Vary sentences for clarity,   subordinating connectives e.g.     information.                      A wide range of connectives         Shows use of tense                Sentences written in a
purpose and effect. Write     because, which, where, if.         Some commas mark phrases          used.                               manipulation.                     variety of styles.
with technical accuracy of    Uses a range of interesting        or clauses.                       Some variation of sentence          Secure use of commas to mark      Secure use of a wide
syntax and punctuation in     sentence openings.                 Uses a range of interesting       structure may be used to include    phrases or clauses.               range of punctuation.
phrases, clauses and          Tense choice is appropriate and    sentence openings.                different sentence types e.g.       Attempts to use a wider range
sentences.                    may be varied e.g. present,        Variety of connectives used       questions, ellipsis Adaptation of   of punctuation e.g. brackets,
                              future, past.                      e.g. while, although, until,      verb forms shows a clear            dashes, colons, quotes,
Strand 10: Sentence           Most sentences are correctly       which.                            understanding of tense.             ellipsis.
structure and punctuation     demarcated.                        Tense choice is appropriate       Commas mark phrases or
                              Question marks and                 and varied.                       clauses.
                              exclamation marks are used         Sentences are correctly
                              accurately.                        demarcated.
                              Commas used in lists and may       Secure use of apostrophe for
                              be used to mark phrases or         omission and possession.
                              clauses.
                              Apostrophe is used correctly for
                              omission and possession.
Spelling                      Spells common monosyllabic         Spells common monosyllabic        Spells most words correctly.        Spells most words correctly.      Spells most words
Evidence of use of known      and polysyllabic words             and polysyllabic words            Spells most longer unfamiliar                                         correctly.
rules and conventions.        correctly. Attempts to spell       correctly. Attempts to spell      words, polysyllabic words
Evidence of application of    unfamiliar words using known       unfamiliar words using known      containing unstressed vowels or
a range of strategies used    conventions and rules i.e.         conventions and rules i.e.        requiring doubling of
to spell unfamiliar words.    phonemic, morphemic and            phonemic, morphemic and           consonants.
Strand 11: Word               etymological strategies.           etymological strategies.
structure and spelling
Handwriting                   Handwriting is consistent and      Handwriting is consistent and     Handwriting is consistent and       Handwriting is consistent and     Handwriting is consistent
Write legibly and fluently.   fluent.                            fluent. The handwriting           fluent. The handwriting             fluent. The handwriting           and fluent. The
                                                                 maintains a personal style to     maintains a personal style to       maintains a personal style to     handwriting maintains a
Strand 12: Presentation                                          engage the reader.                engage the reader.                  engage the reader.                personal style to engage
                                                                                                                                                                         the reader.
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