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NSW Syllabuses

Stage 3 - Activity 9

Imaginative Text - Description

Description of activity

Students plan, draft and compose an imaginative text.  They focus on using language features to create a strong sense of place, character and/or atmosphere.


Students have read literary texts and explored how language is used to engage an audience. They compared the visual and written techniques used by authors and evaluated the impact that language had on the reader. Students were asked to compose an imaginative text that demonstrated controlled use of language to evoke mood and create atmosphere.


EN3-2A composes, edits and presents well-structured and coherent texts

EN3-5B discusses how language is used to achieve a widening range of purposes for a widening range of audiences and contexts

EN3-4A draws on appropriate strategies to accurately spell familiar and unfamiliar words when composing texts

EN3-6B uses knowledge of sentence structure, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary to respond to and compose clear and cohesive texts in different media and technologies

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 write literary description
  • use detail to help a reader imagine what is being described
  • use a range of adjectives to describe an image
  • consistently make informed attempts at spelling using a multi-strategy approach.

Graded student work samples - End Stage

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