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*SCT means Standard Completion Time


1) For your child to read aloud sentences with polysyllabic words.
2) For them to read aloud words containing 3A sound parts.
3) For them to copy words neatly.
4) To increase their vocabulary by introducing 181 new words.

Instruction notes – throughout the level

General notes
Have your child sit near you so you can observe and guide them whenever necessary.

Study Approach

Make sure your child is in the habit of reading the worksheets aloud as they complete them. Read the instructions if she/he cannot read them by themselves. This is especially important when your child begins the first page of that day’s study and when the instructions change.

Oral Reading – Fluency

Make sure your child reads the sentences first and then reads and traces the word in each exercise. We are aiming for good reading fluency however, if your child cannot read aloud words or sentences fluently then:

    • –  model read and have them repeat after you;
    • –  have them the same word or sentence a few times.

Letter-Writing Ability

Make sure that your child’s writing is well formed, of the appropriate size and written using the correct direction and stroke order while keeping the letters within the boxes.

Encourage them to write words in one go, rather than copying them letter-by-letter and praise them for the parts that are traced or written well to encourage them to do even better next time.

3A Spelling Patterns


Students develop the ability to:
– recognise simple vowels before r, vowel digraphs, diphthongs, long vowels and the silent ‘e’;
– blend sound parts together in order to read aloud words and sentences fluently;
copy and write letters.

3A Take the Tail


Students reinforce their letter-sound correspondence skills by completing a word game.

3A Syllables


Students improve their ability to read and write words of more than one syllable.

3A Sentence Copying


Students improve their oral reading fluency, comprehension and writing ability.