Students in third grade are expected to state their answer and give a sentence from the text that supports their answer. They then have to explain why the evidence supports their answer. We use the R.A.C.E format pictured below to help construct our response.
Narrative is just a fancy word for story — and this year your child’s stories will be much more complex. Using a narrator, characters, dialogue, and descriptive details, your third grader’s writing should show a story unfolding — including how the characters feel and respond to what happens. The sequence of events should be clear. Instead of using, “The End”. Their story should read like it’s coming to a close.
Student's will connect science and writing together by researching an animal. Then creating a writing piece in order to inform the reader about their animal.
Students will start their opinion piece by clearly introducing their topic, stating their opinion, and then giving multiple reasons to support their opinion. They should practice using linking words (e.g. because, therefore, since, for example) to connect their reasons to their opinion, and then end their writing with a conclusion.