- You can write different kinds of texts, such as narrative, non-fiction, recount
and instructional texts.
- You can write a text to an illustration.
- You can write a text, do changes after feedback and give feedback to another person’s text.
- You can write by hand and on the computer.
- You can use large and small letters correctly as well as full stop, question marks and exclamation marks.
- You can spell common words and how some sounds are spelled.
Extract from the National Curriculum (LGR 11):
Teaching should stimulate pupils’ interest in reading and writing. Through teaching pupils should be given the opportunity to develop their knowledge of how they can express their own views and thinking in different types of texts and through various media. Teaching should also aim at enabling pupils to develop skills for creating and working on texts, individually and together with others.
In the meeting with different types of texts, students are given the opportunity to develop their own language, their own identity and their understanding of the outside world. Teaching should help strengthen students' awareness of and confidence in their own language and communication skills.
- Strategies for writing different types of texts adapted to their typical structures and language features. Creating texts where words and pictures interact.
- Simple forms of processing texts, such as subsequently going through their own texts and making clarifications.
- Handwriting and using computers for writing.
- Structure of language with large and small letters, full stops, question marks, exclamation marks as well as spelling rules for frequently occurring words in texts closely related to pupils’ daily life.
- The relationship between sounds and letters.
- Narrative texts and poetic texts for children and youth from different epochs, from Sweden, the Nordic area and other parts of the world. Texts in the form of fiction, lyrics, drama, sagas and myths that illustrate the human condition and questions of identity and life.
- Narrative text messages, language characteristics and typical structures involving parallel action and flashbacks, descriptions of settings and persons, as well as dialogues.
Knowledge requirements at the end of year 3
Pupils can write simple texts in legible handwriting, and on computers. In the texts pupils can use capital letters, full stops and question marks, and spell words they often use and which are commonly found in texts related to their interests. The narrative texts pupils write have a clear introduction, action and ending.