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.