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Year 3 English

What’s new in Year 3 English? 

In year 3, students begin to use paragraphs to organise their writing. They look at word contractions (e.g. couldn’t, shouldn’t) and learn that an apostrophe indicates a missing letter. In grammar, students are introduced to clauses, verbs, adverbs, and tense. In literature, students make connections between their personal experiences and the world of texts. They discuss how language and language devices are used for setting, effect, and mood of texts. Students create texts based on language features and patterns found in other texts, such as rhyme, rhythm, mood, and sound effects. When editing texts, students consider grammatical choices in addition to meaning, structure, and punctuation. In year 3, students begin to identify different points of view in texts and provide alternatives.

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Main content of Year 3 English

The core contents of year 3 English are:

  • Language for interaction including shared use of social conventions, contributing to conversations, and sharing ideas,
  • Grammar, specifically clauses, different types of verbs and how they are presented through tense,
  • Reading a variety of texts,
  • Planning and publishing imaginative, informative, and persuasive texts,
  • Using paragraphs to organise writing,
  • Editing texts for meaning, organisation, grammatical choices, and punctuation,
  • Writing using joined letters.

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Common challenges for students in Year 3 English

Some of the common issues seen in students’ work at this year level are incomplete sentences (e.g. “Watched a movie with my brother.” instead of “I watched a movie with my brother.”), sentences that run on, and a mismatch of subject and verbs.

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Main outcomes for Year 3 English

By the end of year 3 English, students should be able to:

  • Understand how texts are organised in different ways depending on the purpose of the text,
  • Understand how language can be used for the purpose of expressing feelings and opinions on topics,
  • Create different types of texts with a particular audience in mind,
  • Make useful contributions to class discussions, presenting their own views and listening to the views of others,
  • Use grammar correctly and choose appropriate vocabulary and punctuation,
  • Write using joined letters.

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Most important concepts to ensure your child understands in Year 3 English

In year 3, students need to have a good grasp of organising their writing using paragraphs. Using paragraphs helps the student to organise their ideas and to present their story or text in a coherent way. Another important concept is writing for a specific purpose and audience. This means the student needs to be able to vary their writing as needed

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If hiring a tutor, what study habits and content to focus on in Year 3 English?

A tutor can help your child by modelling the use of paragraphs and preparing small exercises that ease your child into using paragraphs correctly. Any recurring issues with grammar and punctuation should also be looked so that your child is prepared to further build their grammar knowledge in year 4.

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Main challenges involved in tutoring a Year 3 English student

At this age, some students find handwriting laborious and this can get in the way of working on the concepts taught. While it is important that students persist with handwriting, the challenge is to find a way to balance working on skills with the right amount of handwriting.

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Some good ideas on how to help your child in Year 3 English

help build some practice in small bites. For example, you can ask your child to write shopping lists, ideas for weekend activities, meal plans, to do lists and even letters to friends and relatives.

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Overview

There are many reasons to seek an English Tutor for your child. It may be because they are falling behind or struggling in a particular area at school. Or maybe your child has been away from school for a while, or is finding it difficult to grasp some basic components in specific areas. At Ezy Maths Tutoring we can help you and your child out. We pride ourselves on employing experienced English tutors who provide one-on-one assistance to help their students reach their full potential. It is being flexible and tailoring our tutoring styles to the individual student that has made our services successful and enjoyable.

All our primary school English tutors are experienced and specialised in strategies to keep students motivated and learning. Our tutors tailor lessons to the individual student’s weaknesses as well as provide mentoring and guidance.

At Ezy Maths Tutoring we believe that one-on-one tutoring is the most effective way to address an individual student’s needs. Every tutor at Ezy Maths Tutoring takes their role in their student’s study seriously; they assess and track the progress of each individual and develop teaching structures which will most benefit their student’s study. In addition, by matching the personality of the student to the tutor, we reach much higher outcomes.

What they say about our tutoring:

Yes we are happy with the way things have started.  Ahmad-Firdauz has been very helpful and we believe has already helped Jayden improve is focus.   Jayden has a math test today which we are hopeful show improved results even if by just a slight margin.
We couldn’t be happier with Lachlan, he has built an instant rapport and James is noticeably enjoying maths and tutoring.  Thank-you.
Thank you for your note. We've really enjoyed Dan - very diligent and patient as he works Jack through some very tricky concepts. All going well at this end.

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