Persuasive Writing Resources – NAPLAN
NAPLAN Resources for 2011
NAPLAN consists of four tests in the domains of Reading, Writing, Language Conventions (Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation) and Numeracy.
The 2011 dates for implementation of the tests in 2011 are:
NAPLAN Writing Task 2011
All Australian Education Ministers agreed to a change in the NAPLAN writing task from the narrative to the persuasive at a Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs (MCEECDYA) meeting held on April 15, 2010. The change has come about for two reasons. First, persuasive writing and other non-narrative forms are used across all curriculum areas as students progress through school. Second, the change of genre means that children will not be able to prepare a story beforehand.
This page, with thanks to the Central Queensland Region, contains resources to assist teachers prepare for the implementation of 2011 NAPLAN. It is an excellent resource that I know that I will be visiting leading up to the testing in May! 😉
Another excellent resource for NAPLAN 2011 is the Persuasive Writing Marking Guide produced by ACARA. With the criteria and annotated samples, it is definitely worth a look!