3rd Grade Writing Prompts & Composition Worksheets

Kids will get a good balance of free writing and academic lessons in these third grade composition worksheets. They'll build writing skills as they learn about adjectives, personification, and main ideas, then put their knowledge into practice in creative and expository writing prompts.
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Make Nonsense Make Nonsense Let's make some nonsense! Using "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll, a poem famous for its otherworldly wacky words, your child makes his own nonsense.
Nonsense Words Nonsense Words Kids love nonsense, in case you haven't already noticed, and this wacky worksheet will work your wonderful wordsmith into a nonsense whirlwind.
Short Writing Prompt Short Writing Prompt What is going on in this picture? Have fun with this picture writing prompt, a great way to boost creativity in your young writer.
Descriptive Adjectives: Fantastic! Descriptive Adjectives: Fantastic! The sentences on this third grade writing worksheet are pretty boring.
Your Favorite Character! Your Favorite Character! What if you were able to meet your favorite fictional character in real life?
This series of noun worksheets will give 3rd graders a solid grasp of the many different kinds of nouns. They even get to complete a noun word search and scavenger hunt!
Great Grammar! 9 Noun Worksheets This series of noun worksheets will give 3rd graders a solid grasp of the many different kinds of nouns.
Fact & Opinion Worksheet Fact & Opinion Worksheet This fact and opinion worksheet guides your child to learning the difference between facts and opinions.
Animal Metaphors Animal Metaphors This worksheet is a beast! That's a metaphor, and your child will be writing his own metaphors in no time, then he can use them in a poem.
Write a Limerick Write a Limerick If your child likes to rhyme, have him try this fun style by using the format of poet Edward Lear.
Captain Henry Morgan Captain Henry Morgan Meet a pirate from history, Captain Henry Morgan, and get your child's imagination going while blasting boredom out of the water with fun reading and writing.
Write a Fairy Tale Write a Fairy Tale What if Dorothy from the "Wizard of Oz" had tea with the Mad Hatter?
Personification Personification Learn all about the practice of personification in writing, then try it your hand at it by bringing life to some silly characters in this writing worksheet.
Pirate Story Starter Pirate Story Starter Mix history and fiction and write your own story about what would happen if Captain Hook of "Peter Pan" and Captain Blackbeard met!
Flex those creative muscles; it's time to write! Help your 3rd grader dig deep with these writing prompts that are all about her.
Write On! 12 Personal Narrative Prompts All About You Flex those creative muscles; it's time to write!
Character Development Character Development Conjure some creative characters with this worksheet that will help kids develop great descriptive writing skills.
Sensory Words Sensory Words Introduce your third grade writer to sensory words with this worksheet that asks him to sort each adjective under the correct sense.
Kids will get a good balance of free writing and academic lessons in these third grade composition worksheets. They'll build writing skills as they learn about adjectives, personification, and main ideas, then put their knowledge into practice in creative and expository writing prompts.