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3rd Grade English: Writing - Chapter Summary
Help your 3rd grade students study fundamental English composition concepts with this series of engaging video and text-based lessons. The chapter outlines the writing process and shows students how to write different pieces of writing, such as creative stories, reports, essays and poems. Students are encouraged to submit questions to our expert instructors if they need extra help and take the accompanying self-assessment quizzes to make sure they fully understand these writing concepts.
- The writing process
- Topic sentences
- Paragraph rules
- Transition words
- Expository writing and opinion pieces
- Essays and reports
- Friendly letters, creative stories, descriptive paragraphs and poems
1. The Writing Process Lesson for Kids
In this lesson, you will learn some helpful ways to use the writing process. This process can make writing easier for you. It can also improve the quality of what you write.
2. Topic Sentences Lesson for Kids: Writing & Examples
Starting a new paragraph can be hard, but it's easier if you know how to craft a topic sentence. In this lesson, you'll learn the parts of a topic sentence as well as how to identify and write topic sentences.
3. Paragraphs: Definition & Rules
Almost all forms of writing are structured into paragraphs. Watch this video lesson to learn not only the definition and purpose of a paragraph but its proper structure and how to make a paragraph effective.
4. Transition Words: Lesson for Kids
Just as a day with no breaks would be tiresome, writing without transition words can be a mess. Discover what a transition word is, what purpose it serves, and how to use it properly.
5. How to Write a Friendly Letter: Format, Parts & Example
A friendly letter is a common activity in many elementary school classrooms. This lesson will teach you about the different parts of a friendly letter so you are better able to instruct your students in writing one.
6. How to Write a Creative Story: Lesson for Kids
No matter what you are writing, you need a plan to help you write your best. In this lesson, you will learn about how to write a creative story, what steps you should follow, and what you should think about as you write.
7. How to Write an Opinion Piece: Lesson for Kids
Have you ever wanted to change someone's mind about something? If you have, opinion writing is a great way to do it! This lesson will teach you all about what opinion writing is as well as give you some tools to use as you write!
8. How to Write a Descriptive Paragraph or Essay: Lesson for Kids
There are many different styles and purposes for writing. One type of writing is called descriptive writing. In this lesson, you'll learn about descriptive writing and how to write a descriptive paragraph or essay.
9. How to Write a Poem: Lesson for Kids
Writing can be very fun to do, especially when it is in a poem. In this lesson, you will learn about different types of poems and be given examples to show how to write these poems. So let's not stall, poem writing learning is going to be a ball.
10. How to Write a Report: Lesson for Kids
Writing a report can be simple once you learn the steps of the writing process. Come along as the five steps are broken down into simple tasks to help you write a research report on any topic!
11. Essay Writing: Lesson for Kids
A basic essay consists of five paragraphs: the introduction, three body paragraphs, and a conclusion. Learn to write an essay with three simple steps, and discover important concepts such as thesis and brainstorming.
12. Expository Writing Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples
Have you ever wanted to be a teacher? You can get practice teaching others when you do expository writing! In this lesson, we'll look at the structure of expository writing as well as some examples.
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Other chapters within the 3rd Grade English course
- 3rd Grade English: Reading Comprehension & Response
- 3rd Grade English: Literary Terms
- 3rd Grade English: Reading Literary Texts
- 3rd Grade English: Reading Informational Texts
- 3rd Grade English: Stories & Poetry
- 3rd Grade English: Vocabulary & Language
- 3rd Grade English: Spelling
- 3rd Grade English: Grammar
- 3rd Grade English: Speaking & Listening