The student's capacity to orient, engage and affect the reader.
The organisation of narrative features including orientation, complication and resolution into an appropriate and effective text structure.
The creation, selection and crafting of ideas for the narrative, including the use of the visual prompt (Story Starter card)
The portrayal and development of main characters. The development of a sense of place, time and atmosphere to appeal to the desired audience.
The range and precision of language choices particularly descriptive language.
The segmenting of text into paragraphs that assists the reader to negotiate the narrative.
The production of grammatically correct, structurally sound and meaningful sentences.
The accuracy of spelling and the use of correct and appropriate punctuation to aid the reading of the text.
The control of multiple threads and relationships over the whole text, achieved through the use of referring words, substitutions, word associations and text connectives.
The attempt to locate and correct errors of spelling, grammar and punctuation. There is evidence of self and peer editing and use of editing tools in creation of the published copy of the text.