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Literacy Y3 Narrative Unit 4 – Authors and Letters

 

                                    This unit is aimed at children in Year 3.      

                                   A selection of resources to support the teaching of Literacy strategy, Narrative Unit 4– Authors and Letters.                                                                  

                                   For a complete list of what's included see the table below. Numbers in red show the number for learning objectives in the Narrative block   

 

Files Included in this Download

Resource Name

Format

Objectives

Resource Details

Book Review prompt sheet

(1 page)

1 Speaking

Give reasons for choice and views

8 Engaging with / responding to texts

Share and compare reasons for reading preferences

Prompt sheet to help children organise and explain reasons for comments on books they read

Choose your answer

 (2 pages)

6 Word structure and spelling

Understand the meanings of the contracted words

Choose the answer to go with the words

Contractive cards to match

(5 pages)

6 Word structure and spelling

Understand the meanings of the contracted words

Cards to cut out for matching contracted words

Find the word

(6 pages)

6 Word structure and spelling

Understand the meanings of the contracted words

Practice in contractions and apostrophes – cut out the two words to make up the contracted word

Apostrophes and contractions

(4 pages)

6 Word structure and spelling

Understand the meanings of the contracted words

A mixture of practice sheets for contractions and apostrophes

List of common contractions

(2 pages)

6 Word structure and spelling

Understand the meanings of the contracted words

List of common contractions including negatives

Formal and informal language

(2 pages)

7 Understanding and interpreting text

Explore different sentence structures and descriptive language

Choose the appropriate phrases in the letters for a formal and an informal letter.

My book review

(1 page)

8 Engaging with / responding to texts

Share and compare reasons for reading preferences

Grid to fill in to show a review of a book – to be discussed with others who have read the same book

Types of letters In The  Jolly Postman

 (7 pages)

8 Engaging with / responding to texts

Identify features that writers use to provoke readers’ reactions

Grid to fill in showing types of letters in the story. Pictures of all of  letters and envelopes – one on each page

All about Letters

 (1 page)

8 Engaging with / responding to texts

Identify features that writers use to provoke readers’ reactions

Explain the purpose of the different given parts of letters

A formal Letter

(2  page)

9 Creating and shaping texts

Use layout, format, graphics, illustrations for different purposes

Write a formal letter to ask for help with a project at school. Templates for guidance

Congratulations

 (1 page)

9 Creating and shaping texts

Use layout, format, graphics, illustrations for different purposes

Write a letter of congratulations.  Suggestions and hints given as an aid

What could be in the letter?

 (23 pages)

10 Text structure and organisation

Group related material into paragraphs

Write down two things that might be written about in each of these letters.

Write a letter

(1 page)

10 Text structure and organisation

Group related material into paragraphs

Write a letter to a friend – include some of the suggestions given

Let’s write to the author

 (1 page)

11 Sentence structure and punctuation

Compose sentences using adjectives, verbs and nouns for precision, clarity and impact

Ideas to use to make sentences to write a letter to an author about a favourite book.  Template to use to remind how the letter is written

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