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3rd Grade Common Core: W.3.5

Common Core Identifier: W.3.5 / Grade: 3
Curriculum: Writing: Production and Distribution of Writing
Detail: With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
56 Common Core State Standards (CCSS) aligned worksheets found:
Write a descriptive essay about a fun fact many people don't know about you.
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This sheet has sixteen Xmas-themed creative writing ideas for kids.
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Here is a set of autumn-themed writing prompts on a single, printable page.
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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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Cinderella's fairy godmother used her magic wand to create a beautiful dress and slippers. Imagine you had a fairy godmother. What kind of magic would she do?
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Write a descriptive essay about what, in your opinion, is a big waste of money.
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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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Here are some winter writing prompts for your students to choose from.
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Use this worksheet to write a spring-themed poem. Then color in the rainbow!
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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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Describe several ways a person your age can earn money.  (Social Studies 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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Describe your favorite season. Tell what you like to do during that season.
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Write a story about a bat who couldn't fly.
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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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Have your class write a cooperative story during learning center time.
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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 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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Would you rather live in a castle, on a houseboat, or on a farm?  Why?  (writing ideas)
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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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Choose a word to complete each rhyming couplet. Then write your own.
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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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A color version of the editing wheel above.
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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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Write an acrostic poem about your favorite animal. Includes a sample acrostic titled, "Tigers."
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Describe one thing you're really good at. (personal narrative)
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What do you like best about your home? (descriptive writing idea)
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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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Students write a short paragraph about their New Year's resolutions. They have to state their resolution and tell why they chose it.
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Describe the youngest person you know. (descriptive writing topics)
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Write a story titled, "The Baby Dragon."  (writing creative stories)
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Practice writing rhyming couplets. This worksheet includes a definition of couplets and an example.
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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 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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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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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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Write a friendly letter (fan mail) to your favorite author and send it off in the mail.
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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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Think of a time when you've won something. Tell what you won and how you won it.  (personal narrative)
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Students check a friend's work and fill out the information on the form.
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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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This Seuss-inspired picture has a cat, riding upside-down on a unicycle while carrying a birthday cake.
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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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Bravery FREE 
Describe one time when you were brave. (creative writing journal)
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Write your own Haiku. This worksheet includes a definition of a haiku and an sample.
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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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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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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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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 child dress as Abraham Lincoln is standing on a stage. Above him is a banner that reads, "School Play".
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Describe the oldest person you know. (descriptive paragraph writing)
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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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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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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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Manipulative wheel for students to use when they're checking over their writing.  Check for topic sentence, capitals, end marks, etc.
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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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