This week in our reading sessions we have been focussing on “visualising”.  Visualising means to form a picture in your mind and it helps us to comprehend (understand) and remember texts that we are reading.

This week we read a poem called “The Land of Nod” and drew a picture of what we visualised on a piece of quilt. When all of the pictures were put together it was interesting to see how differently we all visualised the poem.



Have you visualised when reading lately?


This week we have been learning about how to write different forms of poetry. One of the Poetic Devices that we can use is called alliteration. Alliteration is a series of words, occurring close together in the phrases or lines of poetry that have the same first consonant sound.

We wrote these poems this morning. Hope you enjoy them!

Jono Juggles Jiggly Jugs while Jumping on jealous Jelly fish


Lily likes luscious locks,

Luscious locks like Lily,

Luscious locks and Lily,

Like licking lollipops.

Luscious locks Ly, ly, ly.


Angus annoyed angry alligators,

And ate an aardvark


Archie ate apples, arrows and axes all the way to America.


Valla vacuumed vein up to Vegas Valleys. Vanilla at Valla’s beach is very good.

Valla valts venom vice, va, la, la.


Max’s monkeys might munch Mitch’s monkey’s macaroni.


Billy banged bananas,

Balls banged Billy,

Basketballs banged benches,

Bridges banged ballerinas.


Hazel’s happy horse has a humungous harness.


Gracie got gorgeous Greta.

Germany got gorilla Ginger.


Johanna Jaguar Jellies Jam and Jaffles.


Tess’s tortoise teaches trouble making toads to tadpoles.


Hazel’s happy horse has humungous horns.


May made magnificent mango meals.


Pippi’s pony practises performing poetry.


Liam the Lemon likes homemade lollypops.


Will’s wiggly worms walked with winged wombats which wiggled while watching walking witches.


Ethan edited elephants eggs eating eyes ended Eddie entided eggs.


Daniel donut dunks dislocated dumb doomed donkeys.


Jasvies Jasmine juggling Jasmine and gorgeous Jasmine.


Izzy’s iguana is in Indonesia inventing infinity ivy coloured iguannas.


Zoe zebra zigzagged along the zig zag road. Zagly zigzagging zebraly.


Byron bouncing on a big basketball.


Lisa Likes Limericks while Licking Lemon Lollipops Lying lucidly near the left leaning lighthouse.

narrative writing

This week we practiced writing Narratives within a time limit to prepare for the NAPLAN next week.

When writing Narratives we need to remember to include:

Beginning: Where (Setting), Who (Characters), When (Tense-usually the past)

Middle: Complication/problem

Ending: Resolution (problem solved)

It is also helpful to use the 6+1 Traits of Writing (conventions, organisation, voice, word choice, sentence fluency and conventions).

What do you enjoy most about writing Narratives?


Persuasive Writing

This semester Grade 3 have been learning how to write persuasive texts.

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We have learnt how to structure an argument using the conventions trait.

It is important to focus on the word choice and voice traits too.

These posters help us remember some of the strategies that we can use to successfully write really persuasively!

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Which strategies do you enjoy using when you write a persuasive text?