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English / Year 3 / Language / Text structure and organisation

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Curriculum content descriptions

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)

Elaborations
  • becoming familiar with typical structural stages and language features of various types of text, for example narratives, procedures, reports, reviews and expositions
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
ScOT terms

Tense (Grammar),  Text types,  Dialogue,  Sentences (Grammar),  Mood (Verbs)

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Snappy

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