English - Grade 3

GRADE 3

Course Outline 2019-2020 English

Term 1

Grammar

  • Capital letters, full stops and question marks.
  • Nouns: common nouns, proper nouns
  • Past and present tense verbs
  • Compound sentences
  • Verbs and Adjectives
  • Synonym and antonyms
  • Singular and plural
  • Connectives
  • Speech Marks
  • Prefix and Suffix
  • Alliteration and similes
  • Dictionary and use of glossary.

Reading

Fiction and Non-Fiction

  • Extend the range of common words recognized on sight.
  • Use phonic as the main method of tackling unfamiliar words.
  • Proof reading to identify common grammatical and punctuation errors.
  • Read aloud with increased accuracy, fluency and expression.
  • Comment on some vocabulary choices, e.g. adjectives.
  • Begin to develop likes and dislikes in reading.
  • Read poems and comment on words and sounds, rhyme and rhythm.

Writing

Fiction and Non-Fiction

  • Draw inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justify inferences with evidence.
  • To describe people/ objects using colour, shape, size, texture, doing, position and number.
  • Choose interesting words and phrases, e.g. describing people and places.
  • Build and use collections of interesting and significant words.
  • In Narratives, create setting, characters and a plot.
  • Organise paragraphs around a theme.
  • Assess their own and other’s writing and suggest improvements.
  • Find information from different formats, e.g. charts, labelled diagrams.
  • Begin to re-read and re-draft own writing for sense and accuracy.
  • Write a poem using a variety of language features.

Speaking and Listening

  • For children to learn and recite favourite poems.
  • Listen carefully and respond appropriately, asking questions of others.
  • Discuss the meaning of unfamiliar words encountered in reading.

Term 2

Grammar

  • Revise term 1 grammar concepts.
  • Compound words
  • Adverbs and adverbial phrases
  • Compound and complex sentences
  • Time connectives
  • Prefix and suffix
  • Use past and present tenses accurately but not always consistently.
  • Use mainly simple and compound and complex sentences, with connectives used to connect ideas.
  • Vary sentence openings, e.g. with simple adverbs.
  • Present tense action verbs (commands)

Reading

Fiction, playscript, letters and comprehension.

  • Analysing and evaluate texts looking at language, structure and presentation.
  • Preparing poems and playscripts to read aloud, showing understanding through intonation, tone, volume and action.
  • Use punctuation to determine intonation and expression when reading aloud to a range of audiences.
  • To follow instructions and ask and answer questions about them.
  • Read and respond to question words, e.g. what, where, when, who and why.
  • Locate words by initial letter in simple dictionaries, glossaries and indexes.
  • Explore a variety of fiction texts on screen.

Writing

Fiction, playscripts and poetry.

  • Write a letter, a playscript and a poem with appropriate features for the text types.
  • Using correct Grammar and punctuation for each text type.
  • Using interesting sentence openers, adjectives and verbs in their writing.
  • Writing a poem based on a model.
  • Use simple fiction texts as a model for writing.
  • Form letters correctly and consistently.
  • Re-read and re-draft own writing for sense and accuracy.

Speaking and Listening

  • Recount experiences and explore possibilities.
  • Articulate clearly so that others can hear.
  • Vary talk and expression to gain and hold the listener’s attention.
  • Show awareness of the listener by including relevant details.
  • Attempt to express ideas precisely, using a growing vocabulary.
  • Listen carefully and respond appropriately, asking questions of others.

Term 3

Grammar

  • Revise term 1 and 2 grammar concepts.
  • Speech marks
  • Time and sequence words
  • Adjectives and adverbs
  • Specialized words to suit the text type

Reading

Fiction and Non-Fiction

  • Reading with fluency and expression, taking some notice of punctuation, including speech marks.
  • Identify and describe various elements in an advert.
  • Reading a newspaper report and identify important information from the text.
  • Make simple inferences from the words on the page.
  • Summarize and report back to the class what they have read.
  • Use punctuation to determine intonation and expression when reading aloud to a range of audiences.

Writing

Non-Fiction

  • Planning, drafting and creating their own advert.
  • Using suitable vocabulary and catch phrases to draw attention to their advert.
  • Use the language of time in a Newspaper report, e.g. suddenly, after that.
  • Choose some interesting words and phrases, e.g. in describing people and places.
  • Develop a Newspaper report with a setting, a sequence of events and quotations from characters involved in an event.
  • Link ideas in sections, grouped by content.
  • Find alternatives to and/then when connecting ideas.
  • Write with a variety of sentence types.
  • Re-read and re-draft own writing for sense and accuracy.

Speaking and Listening

  • Explain plans and ideas, extending them in the light of discussion.
  • Demonstrate ‘attentive listening’ and engage with another speaker.
  • Extend experiences and ideas through role-play.
  • Begin to be aware of ways in which speakers vary talk, for example the use of more formal vocabulary and tone of voice.
  • Show awareness that speakers use a variety of ways of speaking in different situations and try out different ways of speaking.

Textbooks

  • Treasure House Resources
  • Treasure House Year 4 Comprehension
  • Treasure House Year 4 Composition
  • Treasure House Year 4 Grammar
  • Treasure House Year 4 Spelling
  • Treasure House Year 4 Anthology
  • Collins Dictionary
  • Collins Thesaurus
  • Rising Star Audio Spelling

Assessments: Break down of 100% mark

The final grade for the course will be calculated based on:

Multiple forms of formal and informal assessments including CAT 4, GL Assessments, will be used to gain knowledge about a student’s level of understanding.  Assessments will be in the areas of Grammar, Spelling, Comprehension, Composition, Speaking and Listening, Formal Assessment test dates will be posted on the communicator.

 

 

 

 

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