Writing Stage 4

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Assessment Criteria: Writing

Stage 4

Name:  Class: Year:
Start score:  Target Score: End Score:
Transcription: Spelling
1. Use further prefixes and suffixes and understand how to add them (Sp 4:1-4:10; GH 4:1,2)
2. Spell further homophones (Sp 4:19-4:20; GH 4:3,4)
3. Spell words that are often misspelt (KW 4:1-4:3; GH 4:5,6)
4. Use the first two or three letters of a word to check its spelling in a dictionary (GH 4:7,8)
5. Write from memory simple sentences that include words and punctuation taught so far (Sp St 4, GH St 4)
Transcription: Handwriting
6. Understand which letters, when adjacent to one another, are best left unjoined
7. Increase the legibility, consistency and quality of their handwriting (lines of writing are spaced so that ascenders and descenders of letters do not touch)
Writing: Composition
8. Plan writing by discussing writing similar to that which they are planning to write to learn from its structure, vocab and grammar (text type prompts and planning scaffolds LKS2)
9. Draft & write by composing & rehearsing sentences orally, progressively building a varied & rich vocabulary & an increasing range of sentence structures (pupil prompts LKS2; GH 4:9-11)
10. Organise paragraphs around a theme (text type prompts, planning scaffolds LKS2)
11. In narratives, create settings, characters and plot (text type prompts and plans LKS2)
12. In non-narrative material, using simple organisational devices such as headings and sub-headings (text type prompts and planning scaffolds LKS2)
13. Evaluate and edit by assessing the effectiveness of their own and others’ writing and suggesting improvements (‘up-stage’ prompts LKS2)
14. Evaluate and edit by proposing changes to grammar and vocabulary to improve consistency, including the accurate use of pronouns in sentences (‘up-stage’ prompts LKS2)
15. Proof-read for spelling and punctuation errors (‘up-stage’ prompts LKS2)
16. Read aloud own writing to a group or whole class, using appropriate intonation and controlling tone and volume so that the meaning is clear.
Writing: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation
17. Extend the range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions, adverbs or prepositions (GH 4:10-13,16,17,21)
18. Choose nouns or pronouns appropriately for clarity & cohesion & to avoid repetition e.g. Harry (the noun) is appropriately replaced by the pronoun ‘he’, ‘him’, ‘his’ etc) (GH 4:14,15)
19. Use conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to express time and cause (GH 4:16,17)
20. Y4 Grammar: plural and possessive –s, verb inflections (GH 4:18,19)
21. Use fronted adverbials followed by commas (GH 4:20,21)
22. Indicate possession by using the possessive apostrophe with plural nouns (Sp 4:15,16; GH 4:22,23)
23. Use and punctuate direct speech using inverted commas and other punctuation: a comma after the reporting clause, end punctuation within inverted commas (GH 4:24,25)
24. Use and understand the grammatical terminology for Stage 4 (Sp St 4; GH St 4)


1-6: St 2emerging 7-12St 2developing 13-18St 2securing 19-24St 3 ready

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