Lesson Plans for Third Grade Writing

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The Declaration's Purpose
The Declaration's Purpose
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The Declaration's Purpose
July 4, 1776, was an important day in U.S. history because an important document was signed. Use this civics lesson to help young historians learn about the purpose of the Declaration of Independence.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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G or PG? Persuade Me!
G or PG? Persuade Me!
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G or PG? Persuade Me!
Does your class enjoy watching movies? In this action-packed lesson, students will state their opinion on G vs. PG-rated movies in schools, and share three reasons to support it. No silent films here, as students will have a lot to say.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Fact or Opinion: Part 2
Fact or Opinion: Part 2
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Fact or Opinion: Part 2
My dog is better! In this lesson, your students will combine reading, writing, and movement to practice distinguishing and supporting facts and opinions.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Totally Terrific Titles
Totally Terrific Titles
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Totally Terrific Titles
Boost your students’ writing with instruction on book titles! A title should be catchy and inclusive of the content of a book. Use this lesson to teach your students the art and mechanics of writing terrific titles.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Acrostic Research and Craft
Acrostic Research and Craft
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Acrostic Research and Craft
Students conduct a short research project on a chosen topic, combine their knowledge of their subject in an acrostic poem, then create a craft to illustrate their topic.
3rd grade
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What's On Your Mind?
What's On Your Mind?
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What's On Your Mind?
What’s on their minds? In this lesson, students will have the opportunity to creatively express their opinions in the context of a "letter to the editor." Students will make connections between real social issues and writing!
3rd grade
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Don’t Plateau in Geography!
Don’t Plateau in Geography!
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Don’t Plateau in Geography!
Your students’ understanding will reach its peak when they ask detail-seeking questions from observations made about plateaus, mesas, canyons, and buttes. Students will use illustrations and text to assist in their questions and answers.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Opinions Matter
Opinions Matter
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Opinions Matter
Help your students learn how opinions are formed with this engaging lesson on likes, dislikes, and what they have to do with perspective. They'll love making connections between their personal opinions and those of book characters.
3rd grade
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Leaders in the Journey to the 19th Amendment
Leaders in the Journey to the 19th Amendment
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Leaders in the Journey to the 19th Amendment
Use this lesson to teach your students about the lives of 10 important leaders during the suffrage movement. Children will read a picture book that highlights 10 leaders who strove to win the right to vote for American women. Children will then work in groups to research and learn more about these inspiring women who dreamed big and never gave up. Finally, students will share their findings with the rest of the class.
3rd grade
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Activist Heroes
Activist Heroes
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Activist Heroes
Fully adaptable, this lesson can be used to to highlight African American leaders, famous women, veterans, or any other group of individuals who have acted heroically and have positively influenced our nation!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Pondering the Purpose, Aiming for an Audience
Pondering the Purpose, Aiming for an Audience
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Pondering the Purpose, Aiming for an Audience
Help your students plan with a purpose! With instruction on both audience and purpose, your students will be equipped to strategically write for specific audiences.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Tree of Cranes
Tree of Cranes
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Tree of Cranes
This winter-themed lesson plan, which incorporates the book *Tree of Cranes* by Allen Say, teaches students about Japanese traditions and customs. They will review the basic elements of a narrative story, and then write their own narratives about a special event or moment in their life.
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What are Checks and Balances?
What are Checks and Balances?
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What are Checks and Balances?
Life is about balance, and that applies to government too! Use this civics lesson with your students to teach them about the system of checks and balances, and why these are an important part of American government.
3rd grade
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Branching Out About the Government
Branching Out About the Government
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Branching Out About the Government
In this “leafy” lesson, your students will participate in a class project that shows the actions of the three branches of government. Using a close read, students will learn about the very specific actions of these branches.
3rd grade
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Running On: Copy Editing for Run-on Sentences
Running On: Copy Editing for Run-on Sentences
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Running On: Copy Editing for Run-on Sentences
Equip your students to stop run-on sentences with punctuation and capitalization! In this lesson, your students will explore copyediting symbols for capitalization and punctuation and use these symbols as they edit writing.
3rd grade
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Black Revolutionaries: Malcolm X
Black Revolutionaries: Malcolm X
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Black Revolutionaries: Malcolm X
This lesson teaches kids all about Malcolm X and how his childhood influenced him to become one of America's most well known, controversial, and revolutionary figures. First kids will listen to a read-aloud authored by Malcolm X's daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz, and then they will write an informative paragraph.
3rd grade
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African American Poets
African American Poets
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African American Poets
Students will use a combination of graphic organizers in this lesson plan to learn about famous African American poets and their poetry. They will work in groups to research a famous poet, and choose one of their poems to analyze. Then, they'll share their findings with the class.
3rd grade
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Making It Real
Making It Real
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Making It Real
Real-life connections are made in this realistic writing lesson. Students will explore differences between fantasy and realistic fiction, using trade books as a model for their own writing.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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On-Demand Prewriting
On-Demand Prewriting
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On-Demand Prewriting
Students will develop pre-writing confidence by learning how to approach unfamiliar opinion writing prompts. Writers will generate a topic sentence and flush out supporting information.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Indentation Intentions
Indentation Intentions
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Indentation Intentions
What is the intention of an indentation within a paragraph? Within this lesson, students will explore the reasons why we indent. They’ll categorize and classify content to construct paragraphs that include indentations.
3rd grade
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The Life of a Seashell
The Life of a Seashell
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The Life of a Seashell
Have your students explore the writing process by imagining the life of a seashell. This neat writing lesson features *The Very Hungry Caterpillar* by Eric Carle, seashells, and tons of creative storytelling fun.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Standing Up for Symbols
Standing Up for Symbols
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Standing Up for Symbols
Students will show off their patriotism as they put their research and oral advocacy skills to the test in this history lesson.
3rd grade
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Keeping Good Character
Keeping Good Character
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Keeping Good Character
This reading and writing lesson also helps students develop empathy. After paying attention to the main character's responses in Victoria and Elizabeth Kann's *Purplelicious*, students will relate her experiences to their own.
3rd grade
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Supporting Opinions with Style
Supporting Opinions with Style
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Supporting Opinions with Style
Your students’ organization and prewriting skills will shine as they introduce their topic, state an opinion, and list three supporting reasons.
3rd grade
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Pumpkin Creatures
Pumpkin Creatures
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Pumpkin Creatures
This lesson plan integrates art and reading to create a character by personifying a pumpkin. Your students will enjoy writing a story about a character that they have created!
3rd grade
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Lesson Plans for Third Grade Writing

Encourage your students to branch out with new grammatical concepts, interesting prompts, poetry, and more featured in these third grade writing lesson plans.