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AS91089 Waihanga tuhinga i te reo o tōna ao

Updated February 2017. This document has been updated in its entirety to address new issues that have arisen from moderation.  

Evidence requirements

A minimum of two pieces of written text is required for this standard. 300 words is the suggested guideline across the written texts. The two pieces are not assessed separately, but rather as one whole body of work. When making the final judgement, the student’s best two pieces of evidence contribute towards the holistic grade.

If one piece of evidence is throwing doubt on the grade as it is weaker than the other piece, (e.g. one piece meets the criteria for Excellence, while the other meets the Achieved criteria), it may be that the student should re-work the Achieved evidence or submit a further piece of writing evidence to ensure consistency.

The context and/or text type must be different for each piece, e.g. a report, creative narrative, interest piece, etc.

Writing conventions

Students must use appropriate writing conventions. Depending on the text type, these may include paragraphing, consistent use of macrons or long vowels and punctuation including the correct use of capital letters. Auto formatting errors such as the capitalisation of the letter ‘i’ or the joining of ‘ki te’ need to be corrected as part of the editing process in Word documents.

Dictionaries and grammar resources need to be used to review writing for accuracy so that the final version reflects writing that has been crafted.

Language refers to the correct use of grammatical structures, word order, the correct use of tense, pronouns, and vocabulary selection.

Language features

The use of vocabulary and language features should support the intent of the writing. Language features refer to the appropriate and effective use of simile, metaphor, imagery, personification, sayings, idioms, whakataukī, use of dialogue and rhetorical questions.

Assessing 91086 and 91089

If evidence for more than one standard is gathered on a particular topic, the tasks must be distinctly different for the student to achieve both standards. For example, a speech on a favourite sport and written set of instructions on how to play it, or a live commentary on a game and a written post-match report.

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