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NSW Syllabuses

Stage 3 - Activity 4

Imaginative Text - Narrative

Description of activity

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


Students have explored the literary techniques used by a number of authors and analysed the ways they use the elements of narrative to engage the reader. Students have read a variety of narratives, predicting how resolutions will be achieved and how readers are positioned in relation to characters and events. They were asked to demonstrate their understanding of text structure when composing their own narrative.


EN3-2A composes, edits and presents well-structured and coherent texts
EN3-4A draws on appropriate strategies to accurately spell familiar and unfamiliar words when composing texts
EN3-5B discusses how language is used to achieve a widening range of purposes for a widening range of audiences and contexts

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

EN3-7C thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information and ideas and identifies connections between texts 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 a narrative text
  • Use a variety of verbs, adjectives and conjunctions
  • Use a multi-strategy approach to spelling.

Graded student work samples - Mid Stage

Grade AGrade B
No samples
Grade CGrade D

Graded student work samples - End Stage

Grade AGrade B
Grade CGrade D
No samples