Australian Curriculum - Year 3

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Language
Literature
Literacy

Language variation and change


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Understand that languages have different written and visual communication systems, different oral traditions and different ways of constructing meaning


Language for interaction


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Understand that successful cooperation with others depends on shared use of social conventions, including turn-taking patterns, and forms of address that vary according to the degree of formality in social situations

Examine how evaluative language can be varied to be more or less forceful


Text structure and organisation


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Understand how different types of texts vary in use of language choices, depending on their purpose and context (for example, tense and types of sentences)


Understand that paragraphs are a key organisational feature of written texts

Know that word contractions are a feature of informal language and that apostrophes of contraction are used to signal missing letters

Identify the features of online texts that enhance navigation


Expressing and developing ideas


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Understand that a clause is a unit of grammar usually containing a subject and a verb and that these need to be in agreement


Understand that verbs represent different processes (doing, thinking, saying, and relating) and that these processes are anchored in time through tense

Identify the effect on audiences of techniques, for example shot size, vertical camera angle and layout in picture books, advertisements and film segments

Learn extended and technical vocabulary and ways of expressing opinion including modal verbs and adverbs

Understand how to use sound–letter relationships and knowledge of spelling rules, compound words, prefixes, suffixes, morphemes and less common letter combinations, for example ‘tion’

  • Study relevant Spelling modules in Skill Builders to increase awareness of spelling rules and sound letter relationships e.g. suffixes (#4 & #14), plurals (#9), tense endings (#11), less common letter combinations (#21) & homophones (#28).

Recognise high frequency sight words

  • Use Spelling module #29 in Skill Builders to assist familiarity with oddly spelled high frequency words.

Literature and Context


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Discuss texts in which characters, events and settings are portrayed in different ways, and speculate on the authors’ reasons


Responding to Literature


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Draw connections between personal experiences and the worlds of texts, and share responses with others


Develop criteria for establishing personal preferences for literature


Examining Literature


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Discuss how language is used to describe the settings in texts, and explore how the settings shape the events and influence the mood of the narrative

Discuss the nature and effects of some language devices used to enhance meaning and shape the reader’s reaction, including rhythm and onomatopoeia in poetry and prose



Creating Literature


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Create imaginative texts based on characters, settings and events from students’ own and other cultures using visual features, for example perspective, distance and angle

Create texts that adapt language features and patterns encountered in literary texts, for example characterisation, rhyme, rhythm, mood, music, sound effects and dialogue

  • Select a setting, character and plot in Story Machine to create an imaginative text and present it in a visual format using sound effects and voiceovers.

Texts in Context


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Identify the point of view in a text and suggest alternative points of view


Interacting with others


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Listen to and contribute to conversations and discussions to share information and ideas and negotiate in collaborative situations

Use interaction skills, including active listening behaviours and communicate in a clear, coherent manner using a variety of everyday and learned vocabulary and appropriate tone, pace, pitch and volume

Plan and deliver short presentations, providing some key details in logical sequence


Interpreting, Analysing, Evaluating


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Identify the audience and purpose of imaginative, informative and persuasive texts

Read an increasing range of different types of texts by combining contextual, semantic, grammatical and phonic knowledge, using text processing strategies, for example monitoring, predicting, confirming, rereading, reading on and correcting


Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning and begin to evaluate texts by drawing on a growing knowledge of context, text structures and language features


Creating Texts


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Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts demonstrating increasing control over text structures and language features and selecting print and multimodal elements appropriate to the audience and purpose

Reread and edit texts for meaning, appropriate structure, grammatical choices and punctuation

Write using joined letters that are clearly formed and consistent in size

Use software including word processing programs with growing speed and efficiency to construct and edit texts featuring visual, print and audio elements


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