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3.8 Year 3: T - introduction to paragraphs as a way to group related material

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This resource is part of our grammar curriculum
Real Grammar
  • Covers every objective for years 1-6
  • Five-step sequence ensures deep understanding
  • Includes asssessment and revision tools

This Real Grammar KS2 resources pack provides everything that you need to introduce the use of paragraphs to group related material when writing with your pupils in Year 3 or to revisit this learning. Teaching slides, worksheets, games and an opportunity to apply the new learning in a writing task are all included to create a complete resource to learn how paragraphs are used.

This resource focuses on the use of paragraphing in narrative texts by planning paragraphs around actions or events in the story. A Year 3 Real Grammar pack on the use of headings and subheadings to aid presentation includes grouping related facts into paragraphs using subheadings.

What is a paragraph?

Paragraphs are groups of related sentences that belong together. Paragraphs are clearly separated from one another on a page by missing a line or indenting the first line of each paragraph. The sentences within each paragraph are usually about the same thing and the first sentence often tells the reader what the paragraph is about.

Why are paragraphs used?

Paragraphs help to make writing clear for the reader by organising it into clear sections.

In narrative writing, paragraphs can be used to show a change in action or what is being described, or breaks in time.

In non-fiction writing, paragraphs can be used to organise sections around a theme.

What is included in this resource pack?

This pack is divided into five parts:


This section includes PowerPoint teaching slides and teaching notes with an optional script to introduce paragraphs to group sentences around a theme. It can also be used to revisit this aspect of grammar with pupils.


An independent activity for pupils to practise using what they have been taught, allowing teachers to assess understanding.


A series of short, 10-minute activities that can be used following the TEACH session to revisit and rehearse what has been taught. These may be short writing tasks, grammar games or editing/proofreading activities.


A short writing task where pupils can use the grammar skills taught in context to produce independent writing.


Five SATs style test questions, including cloze activities and multiple choice quiz questions, based on the grammar that has been taught.

Teachers can choose which section of the resource pack to use according to their pupils’ needs and could use the activities over a series of lessons or weeks

Teacher notes are provided to show how these quality resources could be used with pupils.

How is this resource differentiated?

The PRACTISE and REVISE sections include three activities differentiated for three levels of ability:

  • Worksheet 1 for pupils who may need support. Questions will have a lower cognitive domain (what is being asked of pupils) and/or vocabulary used may be simplified where possible.
  • Worksheet 2 for pupils working at age related expectations.
  • Worksheet 3 for pupils who may need an additional challenge and may be working at a greater depth in this area. Questions will have a higher cognitive domain with more challenging vocabulary.

SUPPORT and CHALLENGE ideas are also included in the teacher notes of each section where relevant, with ideas of how to support pupils working towards the expected standard or at greater depth in this area.

What pupil-facing resources are included?


    PPT slides; model text ‘The Night Filled with Thousands of Lights!’


    Practise 1, Practise 2 and Practise 3 worksheets


    Game 1, game 2


    Planning sheet


    PPT slides; Revise 1, Revise 2 and Revise 3 worksheets

Answer sheets for all worksheets are provided, where appropriate.

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