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

2021 NAPLAN writing samples - narrative writing

NAPLAN Writing Samples and 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

2019 NAPLAN Writign Samples - Narrative writing

2018 NAPLAN Exemplar
‘New Technology’

Years 7 & 9 topic

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

2018 NAPLAN writing samples - persuasive writing

The complete NAPLAN writing guide for teachers

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

The Complete NAPLAN Writing Guide for teachers

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