English / Year 3 / Language / Text structure and organisation

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Curriculum content descriptions

Understand that paragraphs are a key organisational feature of written texts (ACELA1479)

  • noticing how longer texts are organised into paragraphs, each beginning with a topic sentence/paragraph opener which predicts how the paragraph will develop and is then elaborated in various ways
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
ScOT terms


Interactive Resource

Syllabus bites: types of sentences

A web page resource with information, teacher guides and activities on types of sentences to support the Australian Curriculum in English K–10. It has detailed activities, links to resources and quizzes.

Teacher resource

Night and day

This is a unit of inquiry consisting of 12 learning sequences for year 3 in the English for the Australian Curriculum resource. Each learning sequence contains a series of resources, suggested activities to carry out with students and a post-activity reflection. The primary focus of this unit of work is a literature study ...

Teacher resource

Starting Smart: recounting the past: community celebrations

This curriculum package provides teachers with background information, lesson plans, activities and resources for a five-week unit of work for students in years 1-3. The focus is on developing and extending students’ knowledge and understandings of recount texts. The lessons model a range of literacy teaching and learning ...