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Third Grade (Grade 3) Writing Fiction Questions

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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 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 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 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 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 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 Fiction
Finish the story.
I was walking my dog yesterday and the craziest thing happened.
Grade 3 Writing Fiction CCSS: CCRA.W.3, W.3.3


3...2...1... BLAST OFF!

You've just taken off in a rocket ship. Where are you headed? How are you feeling?

Write a short story about your trip that includes these details and more.
Grade 3 Writing Fiction CCSS: CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.6, W.1.6, W.2.6, W.3.4, W.3.6, W.4.4, W.4.6
Publishing Checklist
      Put my name on my paper
      Made a neat final copy
      Checked for run-on sentences
      Edited and proofread carefully
Grade 3 Writing Fiction CCSS: CCRA.W.3, W.3.3
Scientists finally made contact with a group of aliens in space and they've invited them to Earth for a visit. You have been put in charge of the welcome committee.

Write a song to sing to the aliens when they touch down on our planet for the first time.
Grade 3 Writing Fiction CCSS: CCRA.W.3, W.3.3, W.4.3, W.5.3
During the summer, the beach is full of activity. Write about a time you or someone you know visited the beach.
Grade 3 Writing Fiction CCSS: CCRA.W.3, W.3.3, W.4.3, W.5.3
You woke up with a start. Your body was covered with sweat. That was the scariest dream you had ever had. Write about it.
Grade 3 Writing Fiction CCSS: CCRA.W.2, W.3.2

Trick or treat!
Smell my feet!
Can you guess my secret treat?

Write a description of your favorite type of candy.
Then see if your friends can guess the type of candy you wrote about.

Remember: Don't include the name of the candy, just a vivid description.
Grade 3 Writing Fiction CCSS: CCRA.W.3, W.3.3, W.4.3, W.5.3
Being a kid is tough. People are always telling you that you can't do what you want to do or that you're not old enough to do things yet. But as you get older, you get to do more and more. Write about a time when you finally got to do something that the "big kids" do.
Grade 3 Writing Fiction CCSS: CCRA.W.2, W.3.2, W.4.2, W.5.2
Your friend, Corrie, wrote you a letter in which she mentioned that another kid was bullying her in school. Write her back and give her some advice on how to handle the bully.
Grade 3 Writing Fiction CCSS: CCRA.W.3, W.3.3, W.4.3, W.5.3
Imagine a conversation between two people that takes place 100 years from now.
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