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Third Grade (Grade 3) Opinion Writing Questions

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Grade 3 Opinion Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.3.1c, W.4.1c, W.5.1c
I am writing to complain about my recent purchase. I purchased a box of your Strawberry Chews. Your company is called the Chewiest, Berriest Candy Company. You promise to have the chewiest and most berry-flavored candy around. However, when I opened the box and took a bite of the candy, it was neither chewy nor berry-flavored. Instead, my box was full of hard, lemon-flavored candies. As a customer, I was really hoping for a box of chewy strawberry candy as the name Strawberry Chews suggests. I was very disappointed.

Which two sentences show an example of the writer's use of a linking word to connect opinions and reasons?
  1. I am writing to complain about my recent purchase.
  2. I purchased a box of your Strawberry Chews.
  3. Your company is called the Chewiest, Berriest Candy Company.
  4. You promise to have the chewiest and most berry-flavored candy around.
  5. However, when I opened the box and took a bite of the candy, it was neither chewy nor berry-flavored.
  6. Instead, my box was full of hard, lemon-flavored candies.
  7. As a customer, I was really hoping for a box of chewy Strawberry candy as the name Strawberry Chews suggests.
  8. I was very disappointed.
Grade 3 Opinion Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.3.1b, W.4.1b, W.5.1b
I am writing to complain about my recent purchase. I purchased a box of your Strawberry Chews. Your company is called the Chewiest, Berriest Candy Company. You promise to have the chewiest and most berry-flavored candy around. However, when I opened the box and took a bite of the candy, it was neither chewy nor berry-flavored. Instead, my box was full of hard, lemon-flavored candies. As a customer, I was really hoping for a box of chewy Strawberry candy as the name Strawberry Chews suggests. I was very disappointed.

Which detail does the writer use to support her opinion?
  1. The candy was called Strawberry Chews.
  2. She expected chewy, berry-flavored candy.
  3. She felt disappointed.
  4. The box was full of hard, lemon-flavored candies.
Grade 3 Opinion Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.3.1b, W.4.1b, W.5.1b
I am writing to complain about my recent purchase. I purchased a box of your Strawberry Chews. Your company is called the Chewiest, Berriest Candy Company. You promise to have the chewiest and most berry-flavored candy around. However, when I opened the box and took a bite of the candy, it was neither chewy nor berry-flavored. Instead, my box was full of hard, lemon-flavored candies. As a customer, I was really hoping for a box of chewy Strawberry candy as the name Strawberry Chews suggests. I was very disappointed.

What is the writer's opinion of the candy?
  1. It was the chewiest and most berry-flavored.
  2. It was neither chewy nor berry-flavored.
  3. It was hard and lemon-flavored.
  4. It was chewy strawberry candy.
Grade 3 Opinion Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1
Homework is important, but sometimes teachers give too much. Write a letter to your teacher to convince him/her to give less homework (or more if you think you don't have enough).
Grade 3 Opinion Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1
The school board is thinking about changing the time that school starts. Do you think school should start earlier, later, or at the same time? Explain.
Grade 3 Opinion Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1
Some experts say that television is bad for kids and that kids should limit how much TV they watch. Do you agree? Explain.
Grade 3 Opinion Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, CCRA.SL.4, W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1, SL.3.4, SL.4.4, SL.5.4
As you get older, you get the chance to make more decisions. Prepare a speech to give to your parents to convince them to let you set your own bedtime.
Grade 3 Opinion Writing



Some people keep dogs and cats as pets. Other people keep monkeys. In many places, keeping monkeys as pets illegal. Do you think people should be allowed to keep monkeys as pets? Explain your opinion.
Grade 3 Opinion Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.3, W.3.3
Which of the following titles COULD be an example of narrative writing?
  1. "Cheetahs are the Fastest Animal"
  2. "Rocks and Minerals"
  3. "The Life of Frederick Douglas"
  4. "The Best Pet Ever"
Grade 3 Opinion Writing
Tree - Medium

Your parents are considering moving to a new house. However, they can't decide whether to live in the city or the country. Which are do you think would be best? Why?
Grade 3 Opinion Writing
Easter - Bunny



You want to get a pet, but your parents are not sure if you're ready for the responsibility. Write a letter to your parents persuading them to let you get a pet.
Grade 3 Opinion Writing
Person - Medium

Some children are only children. Other children have siblings. Which is better - being an only child or having siblings? Write an essay to explain your opinion.
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