• Nonfiction Writing Grade 3


  • Focused instruction on important nonfiction writing forms!

     Help your grade 3 students practice nonfiction writing skills with guided instruction using the models and activities in Nonfiction Writing, Grade 3.

     17 units cover the following nonfiction writing skills:

    Basics of Nonfiction Writing

    • Writing a Paragraph - Writing a Topic Sentence, Adding Good Details
    • Writing to Show Sequence - Sequencing Events, Using Order Words and Phrases
    • Writing to Show Cause and Effect - Identifying Causes and Effects, Using Cause-and-Effect Signal Words, Adding Details
    • Writing to Compare and Contrast - Making a Venn Diagram, Using Signal Words, Writing Transition Sentences, Organizing Your Writing

    Expository Writing

    • Writing a Summary - Marking Up an Article, Retelling in Your Own Words, Organizing a Summary
    • Writing a Descriptive Paragraph - Writing a Topic Sentence; Adding Sensory Details; Showing, Not Telling; Expanding Sentences
    • Writing a Biography - Finding Important Facts, Choosing Good Details, Writing a Good Beginning, Organizing a Biography
    • Writing How-to Instructions - Writing an Introduction, Giving Clear Directions, Organizing Instructions
    • Writing a News Article - Answering the 5Ws and H, Writing Good Leads, Organizing a News Article
    • Writing a Response to Literature - Understanding the Prompt, Writing a Topic Sentence, Marking Up the Story, Using Details from the Story
    • Writing a Research Report - Thinking of Questions, Finding Information, Taking Notes, Writing an Outline, Using an Outline to Write, Writing a Topic Sentence, Quoting Sources, Removing Unimportant Details, Listing Sources

    Persuasive Writing

    • Writing a Persuasive Paragraph - Writing a Topic Sentence, Using Persuasive Language, Giving Reasons, Writing a Conclusion
    • Writing a Persuasive Letter - Writing an Opinion Statement, Writing for Your Audience, Giving Specific Reasons, Organizing Your Letter
    • Writing a Review - Telling Important Information, Giving Opinions and Reasons, Writing an Ending

    Narrative Writing

    • Writing a Personal Narrative - Choosing a Specific Topic, Adding Sensory Details, Adding Thoughts and Feelings, Organizing Details
    • Writing a Friendly Letter - Writing for Your Audience, Adding Details, Sharing Thoughts and Feelings
    • Writing Creative Nonfiction - Writing a Creative First Sentence, Adding Sensory Details, Using Similes and Metaphors
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