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Year 3 English – Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

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1 We’re very busy. Fast Food
Objective: Students will increase their vocabulary and develop their reading skills by reading what Peter and Chen say about fast food. They will also practise using the present tense, and asking and answering questions using ‘do’.
2 We’re very busy. On the farm Full lesson available
Objective: Students will increase their vocabulary and develop their reading skills by reading, in which the present continuous tense is used.
3 I can’t do that! This is a great park!
Objective: Students will increase their vocabulary and develop their reading skills by reading a story about a park. They will also become familiar with the use of ‘this’ and ‘these’ for things that are near and ‘that’ and ‘those’ for things that are far away.
4 I can’t do that! I can speak English!
Objective: Students will increase their vocabulary and develop their reading skills by reading a short speech about what a person ‘can’ and ‘can’t’ do.
5 Can I look at your new kite? Can I help you?
Objective: Students will increase their vocabulary and develop their reading skills by reading a text using ‘can’ and ‘can’t’ to make offers and requests.
6 Oh, no! Not the Doctor! Doctor, what have I got?
Objective: Students will increase their vocabulary and develop their reading skills by reading a text about illnesses.
7 Oh, no! Not the Doctor! There is a zoo in Sydney!
Objective: Students will increase their vocabulary and develop their reading skills by reading a text in which ‘There is’ and ‘There are’ in relation to zoo animals is used.
8 It’s all in the future! One World, One Dream
Objective: Students will increase their vocabulary and develop their reading skills by reading a text in which ‘going to’ is used to talk about the future.
9 It’s all in the future! You are going to have a great time!
Objective: Students will increase their vocabulary and develop their reading skills by reading a text in which ‘going to’ is used to make future plans.
10 Maybe she’ll be funny! My animal friends are wonderful!
Objective: Students will develop their language skills by reading, and listening to, a picture story. They will revise adjectives that describe personality.
11 Maybe she’ll be funny! What will Fido do next?
Objective: Students will develop their language skills by reading, and listening to, a picture story. They will also become familiar with the use of ‘will’ to express a future action.
12 First we’ll see a big city. Sydney: It’s special!
Objective: Students will develop their language skills by reading, and listening to, a picture story. They will focus on the use of adjectives to describe cities.
13 First we’ll see a big city. Then we’ll eat it!
Objective: Students will develop their comprehension skills by reading, and listening to, a picture story. They will also become familiar with the use of ‘will’ when describing a process.
14 We need to take a metal pan. What’s it made of? Full lesson available
Objective: Students will develop their comprehension skills by reading, and listening to, a picture story about what things are made of. They will also revise prepositions of location.
15 We need to take a metal pan. They want to go camping.
Objective: Students will develop their comprehension skills by reading, and listening to, a picture story about a camping trip. They will also become familiar with the terms ‘need to’ and ‘want to’.
16 First we’ll go to the eighth floor. Let’s make pancakes!
Objective: Students will develop their language skills by reading, and listening to, an illustrated recipe. They will also revise words that help them tell a story – ‘First’, ‘Then’, ‘Next’, ‘After that’ and ‘Finally’.
17 First we’ll go to the eighth floor. Who’s shopping at Sunsets?
Objective: Students will develop their language skills by reading, and listening to, a picture story about shopping in a department store. They will also revise some prepositions and learn some more in simple phrases.
18 On Monday I’ll buy new jeans. Whose Shoes?
Objective: Students will develop their comprehension skills by reading, and listening to, a picture poem about shopping. They will also revise colours and pronouns.
19 On Monday I’ll buy new jeans. Chen’s Holiday Plans
Objective: Students will develop their comprehension skills by reading a short story about Chen’s plans for his holidays. They will also practise verbs.
20 Sentences The Sentence
Objective: To identify and use complete sentences.
21 Spelling Spelling
Objective: To use the ‘Look, Say, Write’ method for learning spelling. Plus 300 spelling words.
22 Capitalisation Capital Letters 1
Objective: To use capital letters correctly: to begin sentences, for proper nouns.
23 Vowels and Consonants Vowels and Consonants
Objective: To identify and use vowels and consonants.
24 Common Nouns Common Nouns
Objective: To show a common noun names an object or thing.
25 Punctuation Sentence Endings
Objective: To use full-stops, question marks, exclamation marks and capital letters correctly.
26 Verbs Simple Verbs
Objective: To identify and use verbs. To understand a verb can be: an action or doing word, a state of being or ownership.
27 Vowels Vowels – Long and Short
Objective: To identify long and short vowel sounds, and their use.
28 Plurals Plurals 1 – simple
Objective: To form plurals (more than one) by adding ‘s’ and ‘es’ correctly.
29 Basic Dictionary Use Basic Dictionary Use
Objective: To find words arranged alphabetically and identify word meanings in dictionaries.
30 Nouns Proper Nouns
Objective: To show a proper noun is used to name a person, place or a title.
31 Adjectives Adjectives
Objective: To show an adjective is a word that describes a noun.
32 Adverbs Adverbs
Objective: To identify and use adverbs. To understand an adverb tells something about (modifies) a verb.
33 Pronouns Pronouns
Objective: To show a pronoun is used in place of a noun.
34 Parts of Speech Part b Conjunctions
Objective: To identify and use conjunctions correctly.
35 Common Errors Common Errors in spelling and punctuation
Objective: To identify and eliminate common errors.
36 Punctuation Commas 1
Objective: To use commas: to list, to make meaning clear, and when writing the date.
37 Contractions Contractions
Objective: To identify and use contractions.
38 Other Places and Other Times A New Penfriend
Objective: Students will develop their reading comprehensions skills by reading a letter of introduction to a penfriend. They will also practise the present continuous tense and become familiar with vocabulary about different nationalities.
39 Other Places and Other Times Will we have robots?
Objective: Students will develop their comprehension skills by reading a text in which the future tense is used.
40 It was different yesterday. We all change.
Objective: Students will increase their vocabulary, particularly adjectives, and develop their reading skills. They will practise using the verb’ to be’ in the present and past tenses.