2021 NAPLAN Writing Sample

Every year, Jen McVeity (author and Seven Steps creator) sits the NAPLAN writing tests and reflects on how different and difficult! – it can be to write under test conditions.

‘Following Tracks’ by Jen McVeity
Year 3 & 5 narrative topic

See what Jen wrote, her thoughts and tips from her 2021 NAPLAN experience.

  • 2021 NAPLAN Exemplar (full submission, unedited)
  • Results – assessed by a NAP marker
  • Jen’s Reaction
  • Jen’s Insights – test day vs in the classroom
  • 4 classroom activities

NAPLAN Writing Exemplars

Narrative and persuasive writing exemplars to help you deconstruct great writing in your classroom.

See how the Seven Steps help structure and enhance a NAPLAN response.

Gain valuable insights into the planning, writing and editing of a text under NAPLAN test conditions.

Analyse the markers comments about what was done well and what could be improved.

2019 NAPLAN Exemplar
‘The Gate’

Years 3 & 5 topic

  • TEXT TYPE Narrative
  • STEP All Steps
  • RESOURCE TYPE Writing Samples & Exemplars
  • GRADE 3–10
  • RELATED ARTICLE The complete NAPLAN writing guide for teachers

2018 NAPLAN Exemplar
‘New Technology’

Years 7 & 9 topics

  • TEXT TYPE Persuasive
  • STEP All Steps
  • RESOURCE TYPE Writing Samples & Exemplars
  • GRADE 3–10

The complete NAPLAN writing guide for teachers

Prepare your students for the NAPLAN writing task by creating great writers.

2017 NAPLAN Exemplar
‘Which is better?’

Years 3 & 5 topic

  • TEXT TYPE Persuasive
  • STEP All Steps
  • RESOURCE TYPE Writing Samples & Exemplars
  • GRADE 3–10

2016 NAPLAN Exemplar
‘The Sign Said’

Years 7 & 9 topic

  • TEXT TYPE Narrative
  • STEP All Steps
  • RESOURCE TYPE Writing Samples & Exemplars
  • GRADE 3–10

2015 NAPLAN Exemplar
‘Try this activity’’

Years 3 & 5 topic

  • TEXT TYPE Persuasive
  • STEP All Steps
  • RESOURCE TYPE Writing Samples & Exemplars
  • GRADE 3–10

2015 NAPLAN Exemplar
‘Simply the best’’

Years 7 & 9 topic

  • TEXT TYPE Persuasive
  • STEP All Steps
  • RESOURCE TYPE Writing Samples & Exemplars
  • GRADE 3–10