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Grade 3 English Tutor

Grade 3 English Tutoring

Grade three students need to be able to stay focused on longer texts and begin to use more complex vocabulary. There is more focus on form and tone, punctuation and personal style come into play in reading and writing.

We work with the local curriculum which enables us to create a firm foundation which your child can build their language skills on. During grades one through three, students must develop oral, writing, reading and media literacy skills.

They will utilize books, songs, poems, discussions, soundtracks, posters and signs, cartoons, movies and television to develop the requisite skills. Grade two students should also have access to friendly letters, factual recounts and folk tales.

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Grade 3 English Sample Curriculum

Oral Communication

  • Identify purposes for and set personal goals related to listening tasks
  • Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate listening behavior
  • Identify a variety of listening comprehension strategies and use them appropriately
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the information and ideas in a variety of oral texts
  • Distinguish between stated and implied ideas
  • Extend understanding of oral texts by connecting the ideas in them to their own knowledge
  • Identify and explain the importance of significant ideas and information in oral texts
  • Identify the point of view in different types of oral texts
  • Identify some of the presentation strategies and explain how they influence the audience
  • Identify a variety of purposes for speaking and demonstrate an understanding of appropriate speaking behavior
  • Identify some vocal effects and use them appropriately
  • Identify some non-verbal cues, including facial expression, gestures, and eye contact, and use them in oral communications, appropriately and with sensitivity towards cultural differences use a variety of appropriate visual aids


  • Read a variety of literary texts and identify a variety of purposes for reading and choose reading materials appropriate for those purposes
  • Identify a variety of reading comprehension strategies and use them appropriately
  • Identify important ideas and some supporting details and make inferences about texts using stated and implied ideas from the texts as evidence
  • Extend understanding of texts by connecting the ideas to their own knowledge and experience
  • Identify specific elements of texts and explain how they contribute to the meaning of the texts
  • Express personal opinions about ideas presented in texts
  • Identify the point of view presented in a text and suggest some possible alternative perspectives
  • Identify and describe the characteristics and recognize a few organizational patterns in texts of different types, and explain how the patterns help readers understand the texts
  • Identify some elements of style, including voice, word choice, and different types of sentences, and explain how they help readers understand texts
  • Understand most high-frequency words, many regularly used words, and words of personal interest or significance
  • Read appropriate texts at a sufficient rate and with sufficient expression to convey the sense of the text readily to the reader and an audience


  • Identify the topic, purpose, audience, and form for writing and generate ideas about a potential topic, using a variety of strategies and resources
  • Gather and sort information to support ideas for writing in a variety of ways and/or from a variety of sources and identify and order main ideas and supporting details
  • Write short texts and establish a personal voice in their writing
  • Vary sentence structures and maintain continuity by using joining words
  • Identify their point of view and other possible points of view on the topic
  • Identify elements of their writing that need improvement and make revisions
  • Produce revised, draft pieces of writing to meet identified criteria based on the expectations
  • Spell familiar words correctly and unfamiliar words using a variety of strategies
  • Confirm spellings and word meanings or word choice using several different types of resources
  • Use punctuation and parts of speech appropriately to communicate their meaning clearly
  • Use some appropriate elements of effective presentation in the finished product, including print, script, different fonts, graphics, and layout

Media Literacy

  • Identify the purpose and intended audience of some media texts
  • Use overt and implied messages to draw inferences and express personal opinions
  • Describe how different audiences might respond to specific media texts
  • Identify whose point of view is presented
  • Identify who produces selected media texts and why those texts are produced
  • Identify the conventions and techniques used and how they help convey meaning
  • Identify the topic, purpose, and audience for media texts they plan to create
  • Produce media texts for specific purposes and audiences, using a few simple media forms and appropriate conventions and techniques
  • Identify strategies they found most helpful in making sense of and creating media texts
  • Explain how their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing help them to make sense of and produce media texts
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