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Writing Explanatory - Soccer 3-5 (Grade 3)

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Writing Explanatory - Soccer 3-5

Soccer is a very easy game. You can play it almost anywhere. All you need is a ball. You must also remember not to use your hands. There are a few ways you can play soccer without a large goal/net. None of these methods require a lot of space.

One way is just play keep away. Everyone is on their own team and tries to get the ball from whoever has it. This is similar to a drill. It promotes ball skills. It also helps you become better at dribbling in traffic and avoiding defenders.

Another way to play is to split up into two teams. Put shoes, sticks, or any marker you can find three feet apart. This will create your goal. You don’t need a goalie because it is easy to defend. It is also hard to score in this game. Pass the ball around your team. Avoid your enemies. Try to get to the goal. This helps you play more contained. You will not take any long rocket shots.

A third way to play is to make a juggling circle. This helps improve your ball skills. The goal is to keep the ball of the ground. You cannot touch it more than twice in a row.

Another way to practice/play soccer is a juggling circle it promotes ball skills and juggling as your goal is to keep the ball off the ground without touching it more than twice in a row.

Playing soccer in new ways helps improve your skills. You can become a better player and have fun.
1. 
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
2. 
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.
3. 
Which two sentences from the following paragraph show how the author uses linking words to connect ideas?

Another way to play is to split up into two teams. Put shoes, sticks, or any marker you can find three feet apart. This will create your goal. You don’t need a goalie because it is easy to defend. It is also hard to score in this game. Pass the ball around your team. Avoid your enemies. Try to get to the goal. This helps you play more contained. You will not take any long rocket shots.
  1. Another way to play is to split up into two teams.
  2. Put shoes, sticks, or any marker you can find three feet apart.
  3. This will create your goal.
  4. You don’t need a goalie because it is easy to defend.
  5. It is also hard to score in this game.
  6. Pass the ball around your team. Avoid your enemies.
4. 
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.
5. 
This passage describes how to play soccer without much of the typical soccer equipment. Write a guide to playing another sport, such as football or basketball, in a similar way.



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