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NSW Syllabuses

Stage 2 - Activity 2

Imaginative Text - Narrative

Description of activity

Students plan, draft and write an imaginative text using visual stimulus as a starting point. They use one or more images from the visual stimulus sheet.


Students have been immersed in a wide range of literary texts to develop an understanding of text structure and the effective use of language to engage the reader. They have compared the written techniques of a number of authors and discussed the intended messages. They were then asked to compose an imaginative text that demonstrated their understanding of text structure and how language is used to engage the reader.


EN2-2A plans, composes and reviews a range of texts that are more demanding in terms of topic, audience and language
EN2-5A uses a range of strategies, including knowledge of letter–sound correspondences and common letter patterns, to spell familiar and some unfamiliar words
EN2-10C thinks imaginatively, creatively and interpretively about information, ideas and texts when responding to and composing texts

EN2-9B uses effective and accurate sentence structure, grammatical features, punctuation conventions and vocabulary relevant to the type of text when responding to and composing texts

Criteria for assessing learning

(These criteria would normally be communicated to students with the activity.)
Students will be assessed on their ability to:

  • plan, draft and edit their own writing
  • use written language features and conventions appropriate to narrative text
  • use a variety of time conjunctions and connectives to sequence events
  • use a multi-strategy approach to spelling.

Graded student work samples - Mid Stage

Grade AGrade B
Grade CGrade D
No samples
Grade E

Graded student work samples - End Stage

Grade AGrade B
No samples
Grade CGrade D
Grade E