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Third Grade (Grade 3) Writing Questions

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Grade 3 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.5, W.3.2b, W.3.5
Read the paragraph. Choose the sentence that does not support the main idea.

Paintings can be found in many different places. You can see them at a museum or an art gallery. You can also go to an art show in a park or at a school. Red roses are beautiful flowers. Paintings are in books, too.
  1. Red roses are beautiful flowers.
  2. You can see them at a museum or an art gallery.
  3. Paintings are in books, too.
  4. You can also go to an art show in a park or at school.
Grade 3 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.5, W.2.3, W.2.5, W.3.3b, W.3.5
Read the paragraph. Choose the sentence that does not belong in the paragraph.

There was music in the park this month. A different band played everyday. Children played on the swings. Many people listened to the music. The music was very relaxing.
  1. The music was very relaxing.
  2. Many people listened to the music.
  3. A different band played everyday.
  4. Children played on the swings.
Grade 3 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.5, W.2.5, W.3.2b, W.3.5
Read each paragraph aloud. Choose the sentence that does not belong in the paragraph.

The park is a wonderful place for a picnic. People sell tasty snacks. There are picnic tables and grills. I have a pet hamster. The park has a lot of fun things that we enjoy doing.
  1. The park has a lot of fun things that we enjoy doing.
  2. People sell tasty snacks.
  3. I have a pet hamster.
  4. There are picnic tables and grills.
Grade 3 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.2, W.3.2c, W.4.2c, W.5.2c
Elizabeth could not go to the party due to the fact that she was sick.

Which words join the cause and effect parts of the above sentence?
  1. Because
  2. Could not
  3. She was sick.
  4. Due to the fact
Grade 3 Writing Fiction CCSS: CCRA.W.3, W.3.3, W.4.3, W.5.3
Have you ever been scared of something? I have. It's hard to believe, but once I was afraid to learn how to swim. I was afraid I'd get water in my eyes. I was afraid I would drown.

What part of a narrative does this paragraph most likely represent?
  1. introduction
  2. body paragraph
  3. conclusion
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 Writing Fiction CCSS: CCRA.W.3, W.3.3, W.3.3c, W.4.3, W.4.3c, W.5.3, W.5.3c
Have you ever been scared of something? I have. It's hard to believe, but once I was afraid to learn how to swim. I was afraid I'd get water in my eyes. I was afraid I would drown.

Which word or phrase will most help the writer move to the next paragraph?
  1. Then I met Sara.
  2. I hated swimming so much.
  3. Lots of people are afraid to learn how to swim.
  4. Of course, I never did drown.
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 Writing Fiction CCSS: CCRA.W.3, W.3.3, W.3.3b, W.4.3, W.4.3b
(1)Have you ever been scared of something? (2)I have. (3)It's hard to believe, but once I was afraid to learn how to swim. (4)I was afraid I'd get water in my eyes. (5)I was afraid I would drown.

Which sentences show the author using thoughts and feelings to improve her writing?
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
Grade 3 Writing Fiction CCSS: CCRA.W.3, W.3.3, W.3.3a, W.4.3, W.4.3a
(1)Have you ever been scared of something? (2)I have. (3)It's hard to believe, but once I was afraid to learn how to swim. (4)I was afraid I'd get water in my eyes. (5)I was afraid I would drown.

In which sentence does the writer share the main topic for her paper?
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
Grade 3 Writing
What does "vessel" mean?
  1. blood
  2. ship
  3. horse
Grade 3 Writing Fiction CCSS: CCRA.W.3, W.3.3a, W.4.3a, W.5.3a
What pre-writing strategy can help make sure your story stays organized?
  1. brainstorm
  2. free write
  3. storyboarding
  4. KWL chart
Grade 3 Writing
To move or walk around without going straight to something
  1. brilliant
  2. crew
  3. doze
  4. wander
Grade 3 Writing Fiction CCSS: CCRA.W.3, W.3.3d, W.4.3d, W.5.3d
The ending of a story ties up         loose         ends and often reveals a          lesson          the narrator or main character learned.
Grade 3 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.2, W.3.2d, W.4.2d, W.5.2d

This question is a part of a group with common instructions. View group »

How could the author rewrite the concluding section to make it better fit the topic?

Playing soccer in new ways helps improve your skills. You can become a better player and have fun.
  1. You don't need a net or a goal to play soccer. By playing soccer in new ways, you can improve your skills and still have fun.
  2. Playing soccer in new ways helps improve your skills. By playing with a net and a goal, you can become a better player.
  3. You can become a better player by going through these activities. Best of all, they are a lot of fun.
  4. You can become a better player and have fun. Playing soccer in new ways helps improve your skills.
Grade 3 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.2, W.3.2b
Food is scarce for polar bears. They cannot find it anywhere. Many polar bears do not have enough blubber to make it through the winter.

Find the word that BEST supports the author's tone in the following sentence.

Polar bears are suffering from                 .
  1. hunger
  2. starvation
  3. greed
  4. rumbling tummies
Grade 3 Writing Fiction CCSS: CCRA.W.3, W.3.3, W.3.3a, W.4.3, W.4.3a, W.5.3, W.5.3a
(1)Have you ever been scared of something? (2)I have. (3)It's hard to believe, but once I was afraid to learn how to swim. (4)I was afraid I'd get water in my eyes. (5)I was afraid I would drown.

In which sentence does the writer introduce the narrator?
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
Grade 3 Conducting Research CCSS: CCRA.W.7, CCRA.W.8, W.3.7, W.3.8
When gathering information about my topic I need to
  1. write down every detail word for word.
  2. remember every detail.
  3. write down important information using caveman talk.
  4. make up information.
Grade 3 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.2, W.3.2a, W.4.2a, W.5.2a

This question is a part of a group with common instructions. View group »

How could the writer best include illustrations to enhance the passage?
  1. Add a picture of a soccer ball
  2. Show diagrams of the activities
  3. Show pictures of kids playing soccer
  4. Add a picture of a net or goal
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