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NSW Syllabuses

Stage 4 - Activity 7


Description of activity

Students write a letter to a friend in which they relate what they have learnt about the theme they have been studying in class.  They provide details about the theme, the texts they have studied and the activities they have competed.  Students express an opinion about which text they think was best suited to the theme they studied and why.


Students have been undertaking a thematic study on fantasy or personal growth.  During this unit of work they have studied a range of texts including a play script and a film. Students have produced several pieces of writing and have an understanding of the purpose, language features and structures of a variety of texts, including formal and informal letters.


EN4-3B uses and describes language forms, features and structures of texts appropriate to a range of purposes, audiences and contexts
EN4-5C thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information, ideas and arguments to respond to and compose texts
EN4-7D demonstrates understanding of how texts can express aspects of their broadening world and their relationships within it
EN4-9E uses, reflects on and assesses their individual and collaborative skills for learning

Criteria for assessing learning

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

Students will be assessed on their ability to:

  • use appropriate structure and language features for a recount in personal letter format
  • demonstrate an understanding of the theme and texts set for study
  • understand the relationship between audience, purpose, language choices and form
  • express an opinion with evidence to support their views

Graded student work samples - End Stage

Grade AGrade B
no samples
Grade CGrade D