- use a range of precise vocabulary to communicate meaning (Year ⅞)
- use all basic punctuation independently and attempt more complex punctuation (eg semicolons, colons, parentheses) (Year 7/8)\
My short story
On a normal school day in Auckland New Zealand,there was a new girl called Jessica. She was a kind hearted, motivated 11 year old girl. The nature and outdoors are her favourite place to be. But she had another side to her which was her trouble side. She was a good kid but sometimes she was pulled into mischief by her siblings and/or friends.
On her first day she received a offer for a job at the school canteen. Of course she said yes. Most of her friends worked there and on Mondays they get paid. Since she did not work the whole week as it was her first week at her new school everyone received $50 and she only received $45.
That day everyone got paid she stayed behind doing the dishes. The supervisor insisted that she went home but Jessica said NO I want to earn my money one way or another. So when the supervisor left she checked that nobody else was in the canteen and heads to the till and sees that it is locked.
She then heads to the cupboard where all the keys and supplies are and finds the right key for the till. She then heads to the till and opens it to see that there is money in there. So she took $55 dollars and headed home.
Later that night her parents asked how much she received and she said $100. They were suspicious so they rang up her friends parents and asked how much they received. They were talking for awhile. Once her parents had finished talking they went over to Jessica and said “Honestly how much did you get payed this week” Jessica then replied with “ I only received $45 and I stole the rest” Jessica was sent straight to her room and her parents took all of the money off her till she had a meeting with the principal.
The next day Jessica's parents and herself had a meeting with the principal and they discussed how Jessica won't be able to work unsupervised and that all of the money she stole will go straight back to the till. Jessica thought that was fair she was to pay it back and she will have to work for 3 weeks supervision and then they will go from there.
After 3 weeks supervision they have had another meeting and she has now paid it all off and is now working at the school canteen full time without supervision and is earning more than she was before.