Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Topic: Standards for Writing, Grade 3

10-second review, Grades 3, 4 and 5: Opinions, informative writing and narrative writing. Introduce topic, details, provide sense of closure. Short research. From simple notes to summaries and paraphrases. Plan, revise, edit. Purpose and audience.

Title:  “CCSSI (Common Core State Standards Initiative) for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies and Science.” March 10, 2010, p. 12, 13. You will find the standards at http://www.corestandards.org/.

Grade 3:
Opinions. Introduce the topic. State an opinion. Give reasons. Provide a sense of closure.

Informative writing. Introduce the topic. Put similar information together. Use linking words. Include a concluding sentence.

Narrative writing. Situation. Narrator. Organize event sequence. Employ dialogue. Provide sense of closure.

With adult help, revise and edit. Use technology to produce and publish.

Short, focused research.

Gather information in simple notes. Sort into categories.

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