3rd Grade Writing Prompt Worksheets
Related ELA Standard: W.3.3
3rd grade is where students start to see extended writing sections on school assessments. It seems like we were just writing for fun up until this point. Students realize very quickly where their weaknesses are in the writing arena and they begin to push for greater understanding in the grammar and mechanics areas.
3rd grade is where our level of expectations for our writers really blasts off. 3rd graders are expected to be able to write a valid and well thought out thesis statement. As they compose these works, we are looking for complete thoughts, supporting details, and conclusion sentences. This is also where we start to let them loose with some research and start to introduce research based tasks.
3rd Grade Writing Prompt Worksheets To Print:
Me The Governor? – The governor is
just the right level of responsibility for most people.
The Old West – The lawless Old West
was comforting and scary times in history.
– What makes you really angry? I'm sure there is something that
sets you off.
– If you could an animal, what would you be?
Tasty – What
is the most delicious thing that you had over the last year?
– If you could create any business, what product or service would
Will They Listen?
– Exactly what every mother is thinking prior to telling their kids
or husband anything.
Creative Writing Projects for Third Graders
Here are some great creative writing projects for third graders.
Prompts are helpful and great creative writing activities in the class. They are appropriate at any stage as with the help of prompts you can think and write clearly. Here are some prompts that are appropriate for third graders.
If you could change one rule of your school, what would it be? Why?
When was the last time you traveled somewhere? How was your experience?
Which food do you like the best? Why?
What are you scared of the most? Why?
This is one amazing activity that would help boost the student's cognition and creative writing muscles. For this activity, prepare your students in advance. Tell them to grab a pen and a paper and place it on the desk. Then shout out some word or phrase and tell your students to immediately start writing on that without any research and deep thinking. This would improve their critical thinking abilities. This activity will also produce some amazing results. You can allocate specific time for the writing as well.
Another great creative writing project is the picture plots. You can download any random picture that you like on the internet. Get it printed and show it to your students. Now it is time for your students to build a story out of that picture. This is a really fun activity in the class.
When your students start getting bored with the stories, you can freshen things up with journaling. Ask your kids to get a clean notebook that they can use for journaling. Tell them to start writing journals. Teach them how to write a journal. They can write their emotions, feelings, and dreams in that journal. It is a great practice to increase creative writing skills.