English / Year 2 / Literacy / Creating texts

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Curriculum content descriptions

Re-read and edit text for spelling, sentence-boundary punctuation and text structure (ACELY1672)

Elaborations
  • reading their work and adding, deleting or changing words, prepositional phrases or sentences to improve meaning, for example replacing an everyday noun with a technical one in an informative text
  • checking spelling using a dictionary
  • checking for inclusion of relevant punctuation including capital letters to signal names, as well as sentence beginnings, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks
  • making significant changes to their texts using a word processing program ( for example add, delete or move sentences)
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Editing,  Spelling,  Punctuation

Teacher resource

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