• Written Expressions in Third Grade
     
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    Expressing Ourselves Through Our Writing
                          
     
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     Writing Process:
     
    Brainstorm  --->Prewrite ---> First draft ---> Teacher conference ---> Revise ---> Peer conference ---> Edits ---> Publish
     
     
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    Writing Opportunities:
     
                 - Paragraphs
                      -- (topic sentences, supporting details, and conclusions)           
                 - Personal Narratives (story of a single event) 
                 - Friendly Letters (heading -- body -- conclusion) 
                 - Informational / Research (introduction, body, and conclusion)
                 - Opinion Piece
                 - Genre Choice (biographies, plays, folktales, and fantasies)
                 - Poems (acrsotic, cinquain, and diamante)
                 - Response / Reaction to Literature
     
     

    Whole Class
    Lessons
    **** A few mini-lessons taught throughout the writing process included:
     
                             *** elements of a story
                             *** characters, setting, plot
                             *** paragraph structures
                             *** parts of speech
                             *** Focus, Content, Organization, Style, Conventions