Nonfiction Writing, Grade 3 - Student Workbook (5-pack) EMC 6673

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EMC Number: 6673

Page Count: 76

EAN: 9781609631819

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Focused instruction on important nonfiction writing forms!

Help your grade 3 students practice nonfiction writing skills with guided instruction using the models and activities in Nonfiction Writing, Grade 3.


17 units cover the following nonfiction writing skills:

Basics of Nonfiction Writing

Writing a Paragraph
Writing a Topic Sentence, Adding Good Details

Writing to Show Sequence
Sequencing Events, Using Order Words and Phrases

Writing to Show Cause and Effect
Identifying Causes and Effects, Using Cause-and-Effect Signal Words, Adding Details

Writing to Compare and Contrast
Making a Venn Diagram, Using Signal Words, Writing Transition Sentences, Organizing Your Writing

Expository Writing

Writing a Summary
Marking Up an Article, Retelling in Your Own Words, Organizing a Summary

Writing a Descriptive Paragraph
Writing a Topic Sentence; Adding Sensory Details; Showing, Not Telling; Expanding Sentences


Writing a Biography
Finding Important Facts, Choosing Good Details, Writing a Good Beginning, Organizing a Biography


Writing How-to Instructions
Writing an Introduction, Giving Clear Directions, Organizing Instructions

Writing a News Article
Answering the 5Ws and H, Writing Good Leads, Organizing a News Article

Writing a Response to Literature
Understanding the Prompt, Writing a Topic Sentence, Marking Up the Story, Using Details from the Story


Writing a Research Report
Thinking of Questions, Finding Information, Taking Notes, Writing an Outline, Using an Outline to Write, Writing a Topic Sentence, Quoting Sources, Removing Unimportant Details, Listing Sources

Persuasive Writing

Writing a Persuasive Paragraph
Writing a Topic Sentence, Using Persuasive Language, Giving Reasons, Writing a Conclusion

Writing a Persuasive Letter
Writing an Opinion Statement, Writing for Your Audience, Giving Specific Reasons, Organizing Your Letter


Writing a Review
Telling Important Information, Giving Opinions and Reasons, Writing an Ending

Narrative Writing

Writing a Personal Narrative
Choosing a Specific Topic, Adding Sensory Details, Adding Thoughts and Feelings, Organizing Details

Writing a Friendly Letter
Writing for Your Audience, Adding Details, Sharing Thoughts and Feelings


Writing Creative Nonfiction
Writing a Creative First Sentence, Adding Sensory Details, Using Similes and Metaphors

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