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Third Grade (Grade 3) Writing Essays Questions

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Grade 3 Narrative Essays
I never thought it would happen to me. Nevertheless, it did! I saw a UFO!

I'd read lots and lots of books about UFOs, but my parents told me there was no such thing as aliens. Then, late one night when I was reading a book about UFOs in my room, I saw a bright light outside. I looked out of the window and saw a big circle with ten lights. A door opened, and a little green man came out.

“Greetings!” he said to me. “I come in peace.”

“You… you… you’re real!!!” I exclaimed.

“Of course, I am,” said the alien. “I’d like to ask you a favor. Do you have a sweatshirt I can borrow? It’s very cold in my spaceship.”

“Here,” I said, handing him my favorite blue hoodie.

“Thank you,” he said. “Here’s a thank you gift. It’s a piece of my planet.”

The alien handed me a bright orange rock. The spaceship flew off into the sky. The next morning when I told my mother what happened, she wouldn’t believe me.

What is the best closing sentence for this story?
  1. “You’re just trying to make an excuse for losing your sweatshirt!” she said.
  2. “Wow!” said my mother. “I wish I had seen that!”
  3. “I believe every word you’ve said, Son,” said my mother.
  4. “Your books are right,” said my mother. “There are aliens!”
Grade 3 Persuasive Essays
Frank is writing a paragraph telling why dogs are great pets. He would want to include all of the following details in his paragraph, EXCEPT
  1. dogs are friendly.
  2. cats eat less than dogs.
  3. dogs are fun to play with.
  4. dogs are very loyal.
Grade 3 Narrative Essays
The troll was not happy. He had been trying to build a fence around his home for days, but it kept falling over. You see, the troll didn’t like anyone. He wanted to build a fence so none of his neighbors could visit him. He cut down many trees, and then he cut the large trees into posts for his fence. He dug holes in the ground and put the posts in them. Then he laid long logs on top of the posts, but the logs kept falling down. One day the troll was sitting on a log feeling sad about the unfinished fence when one of his neighbors walked by.

“What’s wrong, Mr. Troll?” said the neighbor.

“I can’t build my fence to keep you out!” said the troll.

“I’ll help you,” replied the neighbor.

The neighbor went and got a hammer and some nails from his house. He and the troll nailed the logs on top of the posts. When the fence was all finished, the troll smiled.

“Would you like to come into my house for some milk and cookies?” he asked his neighbor.

"I thought you wanted to keep me out,” said the neighbor.

What is the best closing sentence for this story?
  1. “I don’t want to ever see you again!” yelled the troll. “Get off my property!”
  2. “I did, but then I saw how helpful you were when you built the fence with me,” said the troll. “Now I’d like to be friends.”
  3. “I still don’t like you,” said the troll. “Go away!”
  4. “You didn’t help me,” said the troll.
Grade 3 Writing Essays
What is the most poisonous creature on earth? Many people guess that the answer would be a snake, a jellyfish, a scorpion, or a spider. Actually, most scientists agree that the most venomous animal is a harmless-looking small golden frog. Called “terribilis,” the golden frog is so toxic that even touching it can be dangerous to humans. A single frog contains enough poison to kill 20,000 mice or ten people.

What writing topic was the writer of this paragraph mostly likely given?
  1. Write about the most dangerous plant in the world
  2. Write about an animal that is harmful to people
  3. Write about your family’s pet
  4. Write about an animal everyone should know about
Grade 3 Persuasive Essays
The bright sun can be dangerous. It is important to put on sunscreen before spending time in the summer sun. The ultraviolet rays from the sun can hurt your skin. Sunscreen protects your skin from these rays and helps keep your skin healthy.

What detail would the author of this paragraph NOT want to add to it?
  1. Those who do not use sunscreen can get sunburns.
  2. Many people who spend lots of time in the sun without sunscreen develop skin cancer.
  3. Sitting in the sun is a great way to get a nice, dark sun tan.
  4. Sunscreen comes in different “SPFs” which means there are different protection levels for your skin.
Grade 3 Persuasive Essays
Becca is writing a letter to her mother. She wants her mother to buy her a new computer. Which detail should she put in her letter to make her mother want to buy her the computer?
  1. I can do my homework on the computer.
  2. I can waste time playing games on the computer.
  3. Computers are very expensive.
  4. I don’t know how to use a computer.
Grade 3 Narrative Essays
Flippy and Floppy had always been best friends. Many of the other dogs thought it was strange that these two were so close. They were different colors and different sizes. They didn’t even live close to each other! Still, whenever someone would ask, “Why do you two like each other so much?” both Flippy and Floppy would say the same thing at the same time.

What is the best closing sentence for this story?
  1. “We’re two peas in a pod!” they’d exclaim.
  2. “We don’t like each other,” they’d exclaim.
  3. “Leave us alone!” they’d exclaim.
  4. “We’re brothers,” they’d exclaim.
Grade 3 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.2, W.3.2d, W.4.2d, W.5.2d

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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 Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.2, W.3.2c
A good writer uses linking words and phrases such as also, another and but to connect ideas in their writing.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 3 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.2, W.3.2a, W.4.2a, W.5.2a

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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
Grade 3 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.2, W.3.2a
The first paragraph of informative writing should introduce the topic.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 3 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.2, W.3.2b, W.4.2b, W.5.2b

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Which is an example of how the writer develops the paragraph above by using a definition or comparison to help explain the activity?
  1. One way is just to play keep away.
  2. This is similar to a drill.
  3. It promotes ball skills.
  4. It also helps you become better at dribbling in traffic and avoiding defenders.
Grade 3 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.3.1
Write a paragraph to convince someone to move to your town.
Grade 3 Writing Essays
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What is a movie you could watch over and over? Why?
Grade 3 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.2, W.3.2, W.4.2, W.5.2
You invite your friend to play your favorite sport, but quickly discover the he (or she) has never played before. Write out the rules of the game so your friend will know how to play.
Grade 3 Writing Essays
Water is a natural resource. While it may seem like you have plenty of water, the water you have today won't always be around. To help save water for the future, you can conserve water now. What are some steps you can take to reduce the amount of water you use?
Grade 3 Writing Essays
Come up with your own answer to the joke.
What's black and white and red (read) all over?
Grade 3 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.3.1
Should all kids be required to play sports? Why or why not?
Grade 3 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.3, W.3.3
Write about a time you went to a sports game or match. If you have never been to one, imagine what it would be like.
Grade 3 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.2, W.3.2
Describe your town for someone who has never been there.
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