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Dictation Passages PowerPoint - Year 3

PDF, PowerPoint, Word | 22 pages|Grade: 3

A 22 slide editable PowerPoint Template which can be used for a range of dictation activities.

Dictation is a valuable teaching and learning tool. It enables students to apply punctuation and grammar conventions they have been taught to a ‘real text’ context. It also allows students to fine-tune their listening and editing skills.

These 20 dictation passages align directly to the Australian Curriculum for Year 3 English. The punctuation and grammar conventions addressed in this teaching resource include:

  • contractions (slides 3-6)
  • evaluative language (slides 7-10)
  • homophones (slides 11-14)
  • technical vocabulary (slides 15-18)
  • question marks (slides 19-22).

A marking sheet has been provided for teachers.

Read more about Speaking and Listening activities on our blog 10 Activities for Developing the Skills of Speaking and Listening.

  NSW Curriculum alignment

  Victorian Curriculum alignment

  Australian Curriculum alignment

  • ACELA1477

    Examine how evaluative language can be varied to be more or less forcefulElaborationsexploring how modal verbs, for example ‘must’, ‘might’,’ or ‘could’ indicate degrees of probability or obligation (Ski...

  • ACELA1480

    Know that word contractions are a feature of informal language and that apostrophes of contraction are used to signal missing lettersElaborationsrecognising both grammatically accurate and inaccurate usage of the apostrophe in everyday texts such as ...

  • ACELA1484

    Learn extended and technical vocabulary and ways of expressing opinion including modal verbs and adverbsElaborationsexploring examples of language which demonstrate a range of feelings and positions, and building a vocabulary to express judgments abo...

  • ACELA1486

    Recognise and know how to write most high frequency words including some homophonesElaborationsdrawing on meaning and context to spell single-syllable homophones, for example ‘break’ or ‘brake’ and ‘ate’ or ‘eightâ...

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Thanks Holly. I tried that and it came up saying ‘Cannot open specified file’.

Caitlin · Apr 24th, 2017

Holly (Teach Starter)

Thanks Caitlin.

There must be an issue with the hyperlink. I will sort it out and respond back as soon as it is fixed. I apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Kind regards,

Holly (Teach Starter) · Apr 24th, 2017

Holly (Teach Starter)

Hi Caitlin,

To make it easier for you, we have added the marking sheet in the drop down section of this resource.

Look for the green download button, just beside this button is a little white triangle pointing down. If you click on this you will find the marking sheet document!

Please let me know if you have any further issues.

Kind regards,

Holly (Teach Starter) · Apr 24th, 2017


I also can’t open the marking sheet. I’ve downloaded it twice and it still won’t work.

Caitlin · Apr 24th, 2017

Holly (Teach Starter)

Hi Caitlin,

Thanks for your message. Once you have downloaded the PowerPoint you will need to click on the ‘enable editing’ button. Once you have done this, you will need to hold down the ctrl button on your keyboard and then click on the hyperlink to open up the marking sheet.

Please let me know if you have any further issues. I am more than happy to assist further.

Kind regards,

Holly (Teach Starter) · Apr 24th, 2017

Margaret Boswood

I can’t seem to open the marking sheet.

Margaret Boswood · Feb 25th, 2017

Stephanie (Teach Starter)

Hi Margaret,

I have checked the hyperlink to the marking guide and it seems to be working on my end. Could you please have another try? If you continue to have issues, please email [email protected] and I will be happy to try and assist you further.

Kind regards,


Stephanie (Teach Starter) · Apr 7th, 2017

Resource Updates

  • The marking sheet for this resource can now be downloaded by selecting 'Marking Sheet' from the download options menu.

    Change by Victoria (Teach Starter) Apr 25th, 2017

  • Marking guide hyperlink amended on Teacher Notes page.

    Fix by Stephanie (Teach Starter) Apr 6th, 2017

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