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English Year 3 Spring Instructions and Explanations

The Ink Garden of Brother Theophane

Inspire writing in this hands-on block with the beautiful Ink Garden of Brother Theophane, learn about illuminated manuscripts and making dyes. Study conjunctions and prepositions.

Start with the core unit to introduce key texts. Then select from comprehension, SPAG and composition units.

Core
Unit 1 Core: Introduction to instructions and explanations
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Essential texts
The Ink Garden of Brother Theophane by C.M. Millen and Andrea Wisnewski

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Conjunctions to extend sentences
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Essential texts
The Ink Garden of Brother Theophane by C.M. Millen and Andrea Wisnewski

Grammar Presentation: Extending sentences with conjunctions

SPAG
Unit 3 SPAG: Prepositions for time, place and cause
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Essential texts
The Ink Garden of Brother Theophane by C.M. Millen and Andrea Wisnewski

Presentation
Grammar Presentation: Prepositions for time, place and cause

Group Reader
Purple is Best by Ruth Merttens

Group Readers

Purple is best

This is a book about colours and dyes. How did people dye their clothes in ancient Egypt? In Roman times?  What plants make good dyes?  Which dye was more expensive than gold? Children read this book, seeing the colours as they go.  

You can purchase printed copies of this Group Reader from Hamilton Education.

Composition
Unit 4 Composition: Write instructions and an explanation about making dyes
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Essential texts
The Ink Garden of Brother Theophane by C.M. Millen and Andrea Wisnewski