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3rd Grade Common Core: W.3.1a

Common Core Identifier: W.3.1a / Grade: 3
Curriculum: Writing: Text Types and Purposes
Detail: Introduce the topic or text they are writing about, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure that lists reasons.
48 Common Core State Standards (CCSS) aligned worksheets found:
Write a descriptive essay about what, in your opinion, is a big waste of money.
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Students can use this worksheet to practice writing a spring-themed haiku. This worksheet features a flower image that can also be colored in.
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Write a descriptive essay about a fun fact many people don't know about you.
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This worksheet tells what a couplet is and includes space for students to write three couplets of their own.
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Use this worksheet to write a spring-themed poem. Then color in the rainbow!
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Describe your favorite season. Tell what you like to do during that season.
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Imagine you could have lunch with any celebrity. Who would it be? What kinds of things would you talk about?  (essay idea)
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Describe one thing you're really good at. (personal narrative)
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Practice writing rhyming couplets. This worksheet includes a definition of couplets and an example.
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Describe the youngest person you know. (descriptive writing topics)
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Imagine you opened your own restaurant. Tell the name of your restaurant. Explain what the restaurant looks like, who works there, and what you serve.  (Writing ideas)
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What do you like best about your home? (descriptive writing idea)
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This picture shows nervous young girl and her mother in a doorway. The girl is holding a rainbow lunch box.
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This Seuss-inspired picture has a cat, riding upside-down on a unicycle while carrying a birthday cake.
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Write an acrostic poem about your favorite animal. Includes a sample acrostic titled, "Tigers."
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Write a story titled, "The Baby Dragon."  (writing creative stories)
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Which superpower would you most like to have-- invisibility, super strength, or the ability to fly? Describe what kinds of things you would do with your powers. (creative thinking)
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The kids in this picture are having a snowball fight. Color the picture and write a story to describe the scene.
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In this picture a boy is handing an apple to his teacher. Write a fun story to explain what's happening.
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If you could cook any meal for your family, what would you cook? Describe the meal and tell how you would make it.  (writing topic)
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Imagine you worked at a football stadium. What would your job be? (examples: quarterback, cheerleader, coach, referee, ticket seller) Describe what you would do while you were on the job.  (creative journal prompt)
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This worksheet has a picture of a boy planting a tree. Color the picture and write a creative story to go along with the illustration.
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Describe the oldest person you know. (descriptive paragraph writing)
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In this craft project, students write tree haiku about zoo animals. Then cut and color to make a "haiku zoo" chain display.
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Invent a new kind of sandwich. Describe what is on it and how you would make it. (critical thinking and writing)
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Do you have any brothers or sisters? If you do, describe what they're like. If you don't, tell whether or not you would like to have a brother or sister.  (creative writing; family)
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Big Money FREE 
Pretend you had $100, but you weren't allowed to keep it for yourself. You have to give it away to a charity or person. Who would you give the money to? What would you want the person to do with it? (creative writing; economics; character ed.)
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Describe several ways a person your age can earn money.  (Social Studies writing topics)
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Write a friendly letter (fan mail) to your favorite author and send it off in the mail.
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Write a story about a bat who couldn't fly.
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Would you rather live in a castle, on a houseboat, or on a farm?  Why?  (writing ideas)
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Choose a word to complete each rhyming couplet. Then write your own.
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Do you think a monkey would make a good pet? Explain why or why not.  (persuasive writing topics)
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Write a story titled, "My Journey on a Pirate Ship." You and your friends can star in the story.  (journal topics)
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Imagine you were on a trip to the moon.  Describe the trip. Tell what you see and do. (Science writing journal topic)
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Complete the poem by adding descriptive adverbs to each action verb. Use words from the word bank, or think of your own.
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Students imagine that they've woken up and found a dinosaur in the backyard. They write a story to describe the dinosaur and tell what they would do.
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Students must explain which character, in their opinion, is more intelligent: Harold or Chester.
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Bravery FREE 
Describe one time when you were brave. (creative writing journal)
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How old were you four years ago? Describe some things you can do now that you could not do then.  (critical thinking writing)
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A child dress as Abraham Lincoln is standing on a stage. Above him is a banner that reads, "School Play".
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Imagine you were a wonderful painter and your parents would let you paint anything you wanted on your bedroom walls. What would you paint? Use lots of details to describe your artwork.  (descriptive writing essay)
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If you were a doctor, what kind of doctor would you be? (examples: childrens' doctor, veterinarian, eye doctor, dentist) Tell what your job would be like. (careers)
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Write your own Haiku. This worksheet includes a definition of a haiku and an sample.
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Think of a time when you've won something. Tell what you won and how you won it.  (personal narrative)
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If you could have any animal for a pet, what would it be? Describe the pet and how you would take care of it.
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If you could spend an afternoon with one member of your extended family, who would it be? Tell why you chose this person and tell what you do together.  (descriptive writing)
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Pam and Myles are crushed when their favorite TV show is canceled, especially since it reminded them so much of their cat. But their older brother has an idea to make the "Adventures of Crazy Cat" continue.
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