Oz-e-English: Writing (Language)
Unit 2: Persuasive - Year 3
Oz-e-English: Writing (Language) Year 3 is an English unit for Year 3 students. It aligns to the Australian Curriculum: Language Content Strands:Text Structure and Organization
- 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) (ACELA1478).
- Know that word contractions are a feature of informal language and that apostrophes of contraction are used to signal missing letters (ACELA1480).
Expressing and Developing Ideas
- Understand that a clause is a unit of grammar usually containing a subject and a verb and that these need to be in agreement (ACELA1481).
- Understand that verbs represent different processes, for example doing, thinking, saying, and relating and that these processes are anchored in time through tense (ACELA1482).
- Learn extended and technical vocabulary and ways of expressing opinion including modal verbs and adverbs (ACELA1484).
Note: Information on this page is subject to change as this program is currently being updated to align with version 9.0 of the Australian Curriculum. GGSA will release an updated version in early 2023.
In Lessons 1 to 10, students learn to:
- write, edit and improve sentences that introduce a persuasive text
- write, edit and improve sentences that support an argument (for)
- write, edit and improve sentences that do not support an argument (against)
- write, edit and improve sentences that provide reasons for an opinion
- write, edit and improve sentences that provide reasons against an opinion
- write, edit and improve sentences that provide an example for and against an opinion
- write, edit and improve sentences that provide examples for and against an opinion (lists)
- write, edit and improve rhetorical questions
- write, edit and improve sentences that restate an opinion.
- Understand how language features are used to link and sequence ideas.
- Understand how language can be used to express feelings and opinions on topics.
- Include writing and images in texts to express and develop, in some detail, experiences, events, information, ideas and characters.
- Create a range of texts for familiar and unfamiliar audiences.
- Contribute actively to class and group discussions, asking questions, providing useful feedback and making presentations.
- Demonstrate understanding of grammar and choose vocabulary and punctuation appropriate to the purpose and context of their writing.
- Use knowledge of letter-sound relationships, including consonant and vowel clusters and high-frequency words, to spell words accurately.
- Re-read and edit their writing, checking their work for appropriate vocabulary, structure and meaning.
- Write using joined letters that are accurately formed and consistent in size.
- Progress tests are conducted after Lesson 5. They allow teachers to monitor student understanding of the concepts taught over the past five lessons and identify where reteaching is needed.
- The Teaching Guide contains the progress test script and there is a handout for students to write their answers on.
- Week 10 is the end-of-unit assessment, which has the same variety of question formats as the progress tests (e.g. multiple choice, filling in blanks/punctuation, editing, constructing, and improving sentences) to assess student mastery of sentence level writing development from the unit.
- The Teaching Guide contains the testing questions and the end-of-unit assessment handout for students to write their answers on.
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