Butterfly and friends is the only grade three English syllabus book in Pakistan that meets international standards of education and incorporates Muslim values as well. Its the only book that is based on seven language crafts. The seven crafts included in this book are:

  1. Poem
  2. Essay
  3. Story
  4. Diary
  5. Letter
  6. Dialogue
  7. Autobiography

Each chapter of the book covers one craft. Children first read a craft and then practice writing the same craft with the help of activities and worksheets provided at the end of that chapter.

This book covers all the concepts of grammar that children must know at this stage. Some of the grammar concepts that children get to practice in this book are: Irregular verbs, tenses, use of adjectives and adverbs. The book helps children practice all four areas of language development (listening, speaking, reading and writing.)

Butterfly book four is the only syllabus book in Pakistan that promotes life skills. Each chapter is carefully designed to enhance one skill at a time. The skills children learn from this book are:

  1. Self-esteem
  2. Critical thinking
  3. Concern for others
  4. Character
  5. Problem solving
  6. Sharing
  7. teamwork
  8. Decision making
  9. Wise use of resources

10 self-motivation

All these life skills are developed through some very inspiring materials that come from Quran and the stories of real life heroes.

Content of the Book

Common Core Standards

English 3

Students should be able to:

1.Reading: Literature

Key Ideas and Details


Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.



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Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.


Prophet Adam

Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S.) & Hazrat Ismail (A.S.)


Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.


Faruq and The Termite


2.Craft and Structure


Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.


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Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.


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3.Range of reading and level of text complexity

By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 2-3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.



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4.Reading: Informational Text

Key Ideas and Details:


Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.



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Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.


Coco Beno


Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.


Prophet Adam

Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S.) & Hazrat Ismail (A.S.)

Coco Beno

5.Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:

Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.



Super Lemo

Coco Beno



Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity:

By the end of the year read and comprehends informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2-3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.




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7.Reading: Foundational Skills

Phonics and Word Recognition:

Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.




Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S.) & Hazrat Ismail (A.S.)


Identify and know the meaning of the most common prefixes and derivational suffixes.

Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S.) & Hazrat Ismail (A.S.)




Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.


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Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.


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Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.


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Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.


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Text Types and Purposes:


Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.


Introduce the topic or text they are writing about, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure that lists reasons.
Use linking words and phrases (e.g., becausethereforesincefor example) to connect opinion and reasons.


Write informative/explanatory texts to                                           examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.


Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aiding comprehension.


Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details.                                                                    


Use linking words and phrases (e.g., also, another, and, more, but) to connect ideas within categories of information.


Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.


Use dialogue and descriptions of actions, thoughts, and feelings to develop experiences and events or show the response of characters to situations.

Production and Distribution of Writing:

With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3 above.)

With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-3 up to and including grade 3 here.)


Faruq and The Termite

Dear Queen Ant



Faruq and Termite

Dear Queen Ant





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11.Speaking and Listening

Comprehension and Collaboration:

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.




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Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).

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Conventions of Standard English:

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.




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Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs in general and their functions in particular sentences.

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Form and use regular and irregular verbs.

Dear Cousin Nibble

Form and use the simple (e.gI walked; I walk; I will walk) verb tenses.

Just Smile

Form and use comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.

Toy’s Escape

The Woodpecker and Irfan

Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.

Prophet Adam (A.S.)

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

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Capitalize appropriate words in titles.

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Use commas in addresses.

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Use commas and quotation marks in dialogue.
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Use conventional spelling for high-frequency and other studied words and for adding suffixes to base words (e.g., sitting, smiled, cries, and happiness).

Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S.) & Hazrat Ismail (A.S.)