E2 Assessment criteria – NOCN Writing

ENTRY 2

1 .Write to record or present information.

1.1 Compose simple texts and statements to communicate basic ideas and information. Choose information and layout for your purpose and audience.

You may need to write:

  • an email
  • a simple formal or informal letter
  • a personal narrative
  • a simple story
  • a message
  • information on a form

2. Construct compound sentences using conjunctions

2.1 Combine simple sentences to make compound sentences using common conjunctions. Word order and simple tenses should be mostly correct.

  • Conjunctions: and, but, so, or
  • Correct word order of simple clauses joined by a conjunction: subject – verb ( – object) + and/but + subject – verb (- object), e.g. I like to work hard so my students enjoy their classes.
  • Tenses: Present Simple, Past Simple, and will

3. Use adjectives.

3.1 Use appropriate adjectives to describe people, places, feelings, and objects. Your word order should be mostly correct.

  • Word order: adjective + noun (I have a difficult job.); noun + be + adjective (My job is difficult.)
  • Common adjectives, e.g. big, young, beautiful, happy
  • Regular and irregular comparative adjectives: better, worse, younger, bigger, more beautiful

4. Use punctuation.

4.1 Use punctuation to show the start and finish of each sentence and to separate items in a list.

  • Capital letters, full stops, and question marks
  • Commas in lists: We like apples, bananas, oranges, pears, and grapes.

4.2 Most proper nouns in your writing start with a capital letter, e.g. days, months, names of people, names of places

5. Spell personal details and familiar common words.

5.1 You should be able to spell correctly your personal details, common words, and common word endings, e.g.:

  • common verbs
  • words related to your life, e.g. your street, your town, your country, your country of origin, your job
  • plural forms (car/cars); Past Simple forms (work/worked); –ing (swimming, coming)

6. Produce legible handwritten text.

6.1 All of your letters (capital and lower case) should be formed correctly

  • tall, e.g. b, d, f, k, etc.
  • or short, e.g. a, c, e, g, etc.
  • tails of hanging letters written correctly
  • all capital letters should be tall (the same height as tall lower case letters)
  • Letters and words should be appropriately spaced.
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