Assessment for learning
Australian Curriculum: English sub-strands: Literature – Creating literature | Literacy – Creating texts
Review a previous narrative written by students using the following criteria. Check that students are able to:
- create a sustained and engaging plot line
- develop characterisation through the use of effective language choices
- develop setting through the use of effective language choices
- create cohesion in a narrative by using appropriate transitions
- write a variety of correctly constructed sentences
- construct a text that is grammatically accurate
- punctuate a narrative correctly, including dialogue punctuation
- spell words of varying difficulty correctly.
Students will: Students review own work against the given criteria and set goals for further writing.
Australian Curriculum: English sub-strand: Literature – Examining literature
Display or read the opening words of the book Same, same, but different by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw. Use think, pair, share strategy to elicit students’ understandings of other cultures. Record key discussion points so that students can revisit their ideas as they read the book.
Students will: Individually reflect on the meaning of the opening line in relation to their understanding of other cultures. Form pairs to discuss their thoughts and understandings. Pairs then share their discussions with the whole class.