3rd Grade Writing Practice

Fresh out of writing prompt ideas? Explore 9 fun creative writing activities with your 3rd grader, and in no time he'll be ready to take on the challenges of back to school.

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Write a Letter to Your Teacher

Start the school year off on the right foot by treating your child's new teacher to a special heart-felt surprise!
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Vacation Memory Book

Writing a book about a favorite trip can be fun, rewarding and a great way to practice organizational, thinking, and communication skills.
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Write a Collaborative Story

This fun writing activity takes a regular task - writing a story - and transforms it into a collaborative writing experience for hilarious results!
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Make a Book Square!

If your third grader is having difficulty sequencing events in a story, try creating this book square.
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Craft Personalized Postcards

Making personalized postcards out of meaningful photographs is a fun, rainy day project.
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Create a Story Quilt

Here's a fun art activity that combines measurement and design with drawing and painting. Kids tell their own special story as they create a story quilt.
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Play Sentence Scramble

This hands-on family activity gives your child practice creating compound sentences, while teaching him skills that will help him become a better writer!
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Storyboarding: Using Pictures to Teach Words

Many kids find themselves especially challenged by writing in third grade. Here's how you can help, using a technique called "storyboarding."
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What's a Zipper? A Writing Game

This reading comprehension activity teaches children reading in reverse: how would you teach an alien to use a zipper?
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