3RD GRADE - WRITING
3rd Grade - Writing
By the end of the school year, your child is expected to:
Write for extended periods of time.
Use standard spelling most of the time.
Use correct punctuation most of the time.
Pre-write using either a drawing, brainstorming, webbing, or storyboarding activity.
Use paragraphs and concepts of order and time to organize information.
Use the writing process: prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, publishing.
Proofread and edit writing to check spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
Revise what is written by adding and/or deleting information to make it clear and understandable.
Use a variety of sentences when writing (for example: dialogue, question, exclamation, and statement).
Write personal and make-believe stories, each with a beginning, a middle, and an ending.
Know and understand that main idea, supporting detail, organization, and coherence are the criteria upon which the stories are scored.
Offer suggestions to classmates about how to improve their writing.
Write fairy tales, poetry, recipes, news articles, interviews, letters, notes, lists, and instructions.
Write for different reasons and people.
Write for pleasure, to respond to text, and to record learning.