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3rd Grade Common Core: W.3.3

Common Core Identifier: W.3.3 / Grade: 3
Curriculum: Writing: Text Types and Purposes
Detail: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
125 Common Core State Standards (CCSS) aligned worksheets found:
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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A man on overalls is leaning inside the hood of a car, trying to figure out what's wrong.
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The young man in this picture is roasting a marshmallow over a bonfire.
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Jared has a busy weekend of finishing his science fair project, but when his friends ask him to help with other things, he doesn't want to disappoint them. Will helping his friends mean he won't finish his project on time?
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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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Think of a time when you've won something. Tell what you won and how you won it.  (personal narrative)
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Here's a picture of a man with a suitcase and passport. Where is he going? Write a narrative and color the picture.
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When Trevor's dad has to work late and can't take Trevor to Game World, he thinks his night will be boring. But his older brother shows him that sometimes you have to make your own fun.
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Ava doesn't want to disappoint her best friend Melanie by missing her pool party, but Ava doesn't want everyone to find out she can't swim either.
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This little mouse has found a different kind of mouse. Explain what this little fellow is thinking as he holds up the computer mouse.
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Mindy has been practicing for soccer sign-ups, but when all her friends decide to join cheerleading, Mindy will have to decide if being with them is more important than playing soccer.
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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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Why is this baker frustrated? Color the illustration and write a creative story.
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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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Michael needs to make some extra money to buy a new video game, and with his older brother's help, he'll make enough in no time. But will Michael get his new game or find a way to repay his brother?
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A cat and a dog and a mouse chase each other. Your students will enjoy writing a creative tale to describe this scene.
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What is this girl typing into her laptop computer? Write a thoughtful story that explains what the picture is about.
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This picture shows a a little girl watching a magician as he makes a rabbit disappear from his hat. In the background we see the bunny hopping away.
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Write a story titled, "The Baby Dragon."  (writing creative stories)
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These two friends are rockin' away on their guitars. Color the graphic and write a story to tell what's going on.
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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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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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It's a car with hands! Write a story to explain this most unusual picture. Then, color it in.
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Tamara is excited to spend the weekend with her grandmother, but her best friend Darla doesn't want to hear about it. When Tamara finds out what's really bothering Darla, she just might have a way to cheer up her friend.
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A girl in a long dress is trying to catch butterflies and insects in a net.
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A girl is looking out of a window and sees a swarm of buzzing bumble bees.
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Two kids are washing a car. Write a few paragraphs to go along with this storypic.
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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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In this illustration, a girl is singing and dancing, with music notes all around her.
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Describe one thing you're really good at. (personal narrative)
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Invite your students to tell why this elephant is all dressed up!
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Tennis Match FREE 
Color the picture of this unusual tennis match and write a story to explain what's going on.
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The scuba diver has made a new underwater friend. Write a short story that explains how they met and color the underwater scene.
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Brooke's mom is taking her someplace special, but Brooke can't figure out where that could be. And the answer isn't anything she would've guessed.
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Two kids are passing a beach ball to each other in a swimming pool. Write a creative story to go along with the picture.
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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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The real-life connector's role is to show how the story is similar to real-life events; Best for higher-level students.
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Fishing FREE 
Write a story to go along with the picture. The illustration shows a father and son on a fishing trip. The father's got a tiny fish and his son has a giant fish.
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In this picture, a boy is standing on a dock, pointing to his small rowboat.
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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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This picture shows a dog chasing a mailman down the street. Students can write a story to tell what, exactly, is happening.
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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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Why is this angry man climbing the ladder? Students color the picture and write a creative story.
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Lauren is dying to go on a real vacation like her neighbors, the Sandersons. But her parents can't afford to take the time off work. Can she and her dad find a solution that works for everyone?
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It's a treasure map! Students can tell you where it leads, and what can be found at the end of the trail.
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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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A child dress as Abraham Lincoln is standing on a stage. Above him is a banner that reads, "School Play".
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Bravery FREE 
Describe one time when you were brave. (creative writing journal)
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Dana doesn't know what to do now that her best friend Elianna moved across the country. Will the two be able to remain best friends with so many miles between them?
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Ben visits his uncle's farm to go for a hayride and pick pumpkins, but when Uncle Darrell can't keep the crows away from his corn field, Ben figures out how to make a scary scarecrow.
(Approx. Grade Levels: 2-4)
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Imagine you woke up and saw a dinosaur in your backyard. Write a story telling what you see and do.  (journal topic)
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Which character in the story are you most like? Are you generally a careful person, like Jack, or more a adventurous person, like Annie?
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Firefighters FREE 
On this worksheet, you see two firefighters - a man and a woman. Write a creative a story to go along with the picture.
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Students write a story to explain why this angry horse is chasing the rancher across the desert.
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This picture shows a boy with an iPad tablet computer. Perhaps he's using Facetime or looking at digital photos.
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Bobby doesn't like having to give up his Friday nights to watch his brother Nick play football, but when he finds out he's Nick's good luck charm, he just might change his mind.
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This picture shows a child who dropped her ice cream cone on the ground. A small kitten has come up to lick up the mess.
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This page features 16 Easter-themed writing prompts for students to choose from.
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The three little pigs look very fearful. Why? Write a brief story to explain the situation.
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Santa's taking the night off and this reindeer is carrying his sack. Students can write a story to explain the picture.
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On this printable web, students write about the fresh tastes, beautiful sounds, sensational smells, terrific textures, and splendid sights of fall.
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Use this worksheet to write a spring-themed poem. Then color in the rainbow!
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Emmitt is having a great time at the baseball game, except he really wants to catch a foul ball. But when he gets the chance, the decision he makes will surprise more than just him.
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A turkey is holding up a sign that says "Vegetarians-R-Us." Write a silly story to explain the illustration.
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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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On this printable, students complete the diagram by describing the things they might touch, see, hear, feel, and smell at the seashore.
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Students write about the things they hear, smell, taste, touch, and see on Halloween night.
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Here's a picture of a giant snow monster.  Write a story to tell what's going on in this picture.
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Write a descriptive essay about what, in your opinion, is a big waste of money.
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A giant puppy and a tiny kitty make an unusual pair, but they do seem to care for each other. Write a Valentine's Day story to describe the picture.
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Describe your favorite season. Tell what you like to do during that season.
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This picture shows Goldilocks in a chair, with the three bears around her. Students write a short story to tell what's happening in the illustration.
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What is the world did Santa find in his bag!?! This one is a favorite with kids. Create a Christmas story to explain this unusual picture.
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On this graphic organizer, students write about the terrific things they smell, see, hear, feel, and taste on Easter morning.
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This chaotic scene has dogs, cats, turtles, and birds.
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This picture shows a fierce dragon presenting flowers to a lovely lady.
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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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On this web, students will choose a topic and then write about how they observe the topic with their 5 senses.
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This boy is trick-or-treating during a snowstorm.  Write a story to explain what's going on.
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Write a story about a bat who couldn't fly.
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Write a descriptive essay about a fun fact many people don't know about you.
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How did this cute little squirrel find this loaf of bread? And what will he do next?
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These two octopi are in love with each other. Write a Valentine's Day love story to describe the picture.
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Write about the wonderful smells, sights, sounds, and tastes of winter.
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Write a paragraph or story on this festive candy cane writing paper.
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Each student use the template to write a haiku about their favorite animal. Thread the poems together with yarn and hang them in the classroom.
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This little guy doesn't look like he's too fond of winter.  Write a story that tells what's happening in the cartoon.
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This picture shows a young detective with a magnifying glass, searching for clues.
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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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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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A woman is standing in front of a large jar of candy corn. What's she saying?
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Eeeew! Would you eat a burger with eyeballs in it? Students can write about the gross picture.
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On this organizer, students write a topic in the middle. On the outer spokes of the web, they write about observations with each of the 5 senses.
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This picture shows a young farm girl excitedly looking at horses.
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Describe several ways a person your age can earn money.  (Social Studies writing topics)
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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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A turkey, dressed in a bib, is holding up a knife and a fork. Write a Thanksgiving story to explain why.
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Make up a creative story about a girl or boy who goes fishing and catches something very unusual.
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A superhero is flying through the air with a birthday cake. Write a creative story to go along with the picture.
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On this printable graphic organizer, students write about the things they see, smell, hear, feel, and taste on Thanksgiving Day.
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Three people are having cake to celebrate a birthday.
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These children are shoveling the walkway in front of the home of an elderly woman.  Explain what's going on in the picture.
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Describe the oldest person you know. (descriptive paragraph writing)
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Describe the youngest person you know. (descriptive writing topics)
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This black-and-white picture shows two children dressed up as Easter bunnies. Students can write a story to go along with the picture and color the picture in.
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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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On this graphic organizer, students can write or draw some of the things that they see, smell, hear, touch, and taste.
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This man is playing golf in a snowstorm.  Write a story to go along with the picture.
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Use the character, setting, and event story cards to build your own creative story! This activity is a supplementary material to our STW blog post, "Build Your Own Story!" It's a great English language arts exercise for students of all ages!
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A boy is looking at a menorah. Write a story to go with the graphic.
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On this graphic organizer, students write about the sights, tastes, smells, and sounds of springtime.
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Students can write a letter to Saint Nick on this friendly letter template.
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The turkey is holding up a sign. Write words in the sign, then explain the picture.
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Cinderella had a Fairy Godmother who used magic to create a beautiful dress and glass slippers for her. Imagine that you just met your magical fairy godmother. What types of things does she do?
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When Sara's birthday party is canceled due to a hurricane, she can't think about anything else. But when her mother shows her how others are affected by the storm, Sara has a change of heart.
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It's Christmas and the elves are on strike! What will Santa do? Write a holiday story to go along with this picture.
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Students complete this graphic organizer by writing about the things they see, hear, feel, taste, and smell on Christmas morning.
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Why does a camel have humps?  It's not to store water, but rather to store fat.  Separate camel facts from fiction with this article.
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On no!  The little mouse is being chased by a giant dreidel!  Students can write a Hanukkah story to explain the cartoon.
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Kayla is worried about her first sleepover. She isn't a night person and is afraid her friends will make fun of her if she falls asleep first.
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Imagine you could have any job at the football stadium. What would it be? (example: cheerleader, ticket taker, announcer, quarterback, coach, kicker)
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When a baby deer shows up in the backyard, Sarah wants to treat it like a pet, but when her mom tells her the dangers of interacting with wild animals, Sarah will have to find another way to remember her backyard visitor.
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Liam used to like going to school... but the the new school year means a new teacher, and Liam's been assigned to Mrs. Chompsky, the strictest teacher in the building.
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The real-life connector shows how events from the story are similar to events in the real world.
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Trina is determined to find a shark tooth before she leaves Myrtle Beach. She finds something that could be a tooth, but she's not positive. Will the mystery item be enough to satisfy her search?
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