Oz-e-English: Writing (Language)

Unit 4: Narrative - Year 3

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Teaching Resources

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 Organisation
  • 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).

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. 

Learning Objectives 

In Lessons 1 to 9, students learn to:
  • write, edit and improve sentences that include past tense verbs and noun groups
  • write, edit and improve sentences with dialogue at the end
  • write, edit and improve sentences with dialogue at the beginning
  • write, edit and improve sentences with dialogue in the middle
  • write, edit and improve compound sentences using emotive language
  • write, edit and improve complex sentences using emotive language.

Success Criteria

  • 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
  • Progress tests are conducted after Lesson 5. They allow teachers to monitor student understanding of the concepts taught over the past five lessons and to 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.  

End-of-Unit Assessment
  • 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. 

Lesson Objectives

Success Criteria

I Do

We Do

You Do

Edit: Peer Feedback

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