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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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