W.3.4

With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)

 


VOCABULARY
  • Opinion/persuasive writing
  • Informative/explanatory writing
  • Narrative writing

  • Develop
  • Organize

INTEGRATION IDEAS
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  • Each year in their writing, students will demonstrate increasing sophistication in all aspects of language use, from vocabulary and syntax to the development and organization of ideas, and they will address increasingly demanding content and sources.
  • Opinion pieces can focus on a wide variety of topics covered by social studies content, and can include other content areas as well.
  • Informative/explanatory texts can integrate a variety of topics, ideas and information across content areas, including social studies, science, and technical subjects.
  • Writing narrative to develop real or imagined experiences or events can be integrated with reading for literature curriculum, as well as other content areas.

QUESTIONS TO FOCUS INSTRUCTION  what's this
  • How can teachers provide overall guidance and support to third-grade writers?
  • What strategies can teachers use to teach students how to write opinion pieces?
  • What strategies can teachers use to teach students how to write informative/explanatory texts?
  • What strategies can teachers use to teach students how to write narratives?
  • How can teachers help third-grade students develop the foundational skill of writing text that is organized and clear?