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Writing

Do you like art?  Well, writing is just like art.  With your words, you paint a beautiful picture!  We learn to grab our reader's attention with an exciting first sentence. Gone are "The Ends" at the end of our story, and in their place are fabulous endings. We become much more creative than that! We notice what great authors do and imitate them!  We use fabulous words: onomatopoeia, hyperboles, similes, and metaphors.... and so much more! We share memories... our favorite memories, funny memories, and sometimes the sad! Creative writing is so much fun.  If you don’t love writing now, I hope you will by the end of the year!

Writing Prompts

Here is a list of great writing prompts, try a few at home with your child.  Have your child write alone and share, or write together as a family - be creative, work on great word choice, and have fun! There are hundreds of fantastic prompts to try:

Click here for writing prompts

Writing Rubric

Click here to link to a 3rd grade writing rubric

This will give you information on how writing pieces are evaluated.

Typing

Part of the third grade curriculum includes improving typing skills.  We will be completing a program called EDUtyping throughout the year to learn how to type!