Spectrum Writing, Grade 3

Spectrum Writing, Grade 3

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The Spectrum® Writing Workbook for third grade features 136 pages of focused practice that guides blossoming writers through the writing, proofreading, and editing process to create a strong foundation for communication and school success. Engaging, open-ended writing projects combined with standards-based learning make this workbook an essential resource for young students.

Aligned to current state standards, this workbook provides focused practice that leads students through each step of the writing process as they craft sentences, personal stories, descriptions, how-to instructions, reports, opinions, and more. The lessons in this workbook include step-by-step instructions that help with planning, drafting, revising, proofreading, and sharing writing. A Writer’s Handbook reinforces grammar and language skills, and a complete answer key is included to accurately gauge skill mastery.

The best-selling Spectrum series is a favorite of parents and teachers because it’s carefully designed to be both effective and engaging––the perfect building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781483811987
Publisher: Carson Dellosa Education
Publication date: 08/15/2014
Series: Spectrum Writing Series
Pages: 136
Sales rank: 53,384
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 8 - 9 Years

Table of Contents

Focusing on Main Ideas
See the Main Idea     5
Add a Title     7
Name a Story/Write a Title     9
Find the Main Idea     11
Build Sentences and Paragraphs     13
Stay on Topic     16
Organizing Ideas
The Writing Process     18
List It     20
Sort Your List     22
Make an Idea Web     24
Make a Time-Order Chart     26
When Did It Happen?     28
Use Spatial Order     30
How Important Is It?     33
Compare It with a Venn     35
How to Compare     37
Writing Your Own Thoughts
Write for You     40
Who Will Read It?     42
Parts of a Friendly Letter     44
Dear Friend     46
Dear Teacher     48
It Happened to Me     50
The Writing Process: Personal Narrative     52
Writing to Inform or Explain
Use Complete Sentences     60
Action!     62
How to Do It     64
Fact or Opinion     66
This Is How It Happened     68
Special Instructions     70
It Is Just Around the Corner     72
Ask the Right Question     74
The Writing Process: News Story     76
Writing to Describe
Use Your Senses     84
Make a Riddle     86
This Is A Room     88
Imagine a Setting     90
Vary Sentence Structure     92
The Writing Process: Descriptive Writing     94
Writing to Intertain
A Story Line     102
Tell Me a Story     104
Make Your Characters Speak     106
Make Up a Smile     108
Tell a Tall Tale     110
The Writing Process: Story     113
Writer's Handbook     121
Answer Key     129

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