Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

The Write Stuff Grade 3

The Write Stuff Grade 3

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Strand - Reading Standards: Literature, Grade 3

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RL.3.1: Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

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What Is Narrative Writing? 110
A Narrative Paragraph 134

Craft and Structure

ELA.RL.3.5: Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.

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A Narrative Paragraph 134
Features of Narrative Writing 151

Strand - Reading Standards: Informational Text, Grade 3

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.3.1: Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

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Observing Opinion Paragraphs 10
Review an Opinion Paragraph 34
Information Please 60
Canyons and Gorges 83
The Message of a Letter 100
Letter Writing 101

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.3.2: Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

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Observing Opinion Paragraphs 10
Traits of an Opinion Paragraph 33
Review an Opinion Paragraph 34
Find Your Way 51
Information Please 60
A Clear Focus 62
Sensory Details 66
Canyons and Gorges 83
The Message of a Letter 100
Letter Writing 101

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RI.3.8: Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text(e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).

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Traits of an Opinion Paragraph 33
Review an Opinion Paragraph 34

Strand - Writing Standards, Grade 3

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.3.1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.

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Animal Opinions 12
Everyone Has an Opinion 13
Support the Topic 15
A Reason for My Opinion 16
Making Connections 18
Working with Concluding Sentences 20
Concluding Sentence Review 21
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 24 to 25
Review an Opinion Paragraph 34
Video Games and Board Games 36
Write a Thesis Statement 37
My Reasons 38
A Closer Look 40
My Opinion About Games 41
Questions About Concluding Paragraphs 43
A Strong Concluding Paragraph 44
First Draft and Peer Review 45 to 46
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 47 to 48
Review 49 to 51

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.3.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

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The Shape of the Land 63
Starting Up the Mountain 64
Be Precise 67
A Natural Bridge 70
Quays to Concluding Sentences 72
First Draft and Peer Review 73 to 74
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 75 to 76
Final Draft 77 to 78
An Explanatory Paragraph 84
People Communicate 86
Writing a Letter 87
Learning About Letter Writing 90
A Message About My Topic 91
Path to a Fine Concluding Paragraph 93
Write a Concluding Paragraph 94
First Draft and Peer Review 95 to 96
Letter Writing 101

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.3.3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

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On an Island 112
Introduce Your Characters 113
Island Adventure 114
Traveling Through Islands 119
A Strong Concluding Sentence 121
Anchor My Narrative 122
First Draft and Peer Review 123 to 124
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 125 to 126
Final Draft 127 to 128
Getting Started 136
Writing a Thesis Statement 137
Planning My Essay 138
Picture My Experience 140
Reaching the Goal 143
A Winning Experience 144
Checking My Writing 146
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 147 to 148

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.W.3.5: With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-3 up to and including grade 3)

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Everyone Has an Opinion 13
Support the Topic 15
Working with Concluding Sentences 20
Concluding Sentence Review 21
My Opinion 23
My Writing on Display 27
Comparing My Scores 29
Video Games and Board Games 36
My Classmate's Opinion Essay 46
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 47 to 48
Take Your Writing to the Next Level 53
The Shape of the Land 63
Be Precise 67
Reaching New Heights 74
Final Draft 77 to 78
A Walk Through My Paragraph 81
An Explanatory Paragraph 84
People Communicate 86
Writing a Letter 87
Learning About Letter Writing 90
A Message About My Topic 91
Write a Concluding Paragraph 94
First Draft and Peer Review 95 to 96
Informative Essays 96
Comparing My Scores 104
On an Island 112
Introduce Your Characters 113
First Draft and Peer Review 123 to 124
Peer Review 124
My Experience 131
Getting Started 136
Writing a Thesis Statement 137
Planning My Essay 138
Picture My Experience 140
Reaching the Goal 143
Checking My Writing 146
Reach for Excellence 154

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.W.3.4: With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)

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Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 24 to 25
My Writing on Display 27
My Opinion About Games 41
A Strong Concluding Paragraph 44
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 47 to 48
A Walk Through My Paragraph 81
An Explanatory Paragraph 84
A Message About My Topic 91
Letter Writing 101
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 125 to 126
Reaching the Goal 143
Checking My Writing 146

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.W.3.6: With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing (using keyboarding skills) as well as to interact and collaborate with others.

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Just the Right Word 89
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 147 to 148

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.3.7: Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.

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Be Precise 67
Learning About Letter Writing 90

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.3.8: Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.

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An Explanatory Paragraph 84
First Draft and Peer Review 145 to 146

Strand - Speaking and Listening Standards, Grade 3

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.3.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

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Observing Opinion Paragraphs 10
Animal Opinions 12
Everyone Has an Opinion 13
Support the Topic 15
A Reason for My Opinion 16
Making Connections 18
Working with Concluding Sentences 20
Concluding Sentence Review 21
First Draft and Peer Review 22 to 23
My Opinion 23
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 24 to 25
Final Draft 26 to 27
My Writing on Display 27
Comparing My Scores 29
Review 31 to 34
Traits of an Opinion Paragraph 33
Review an Opinion Paragraph 34
Video Games and Board Games 36
Write a Thesis Statement 37
My Reasons 38
A Closer Look 40
My Opinion About Games 41
Questions About Concluding Paragraphs 43
A Strong Concluding Paragraph 44
First Draft and Peer Review 45 to 46
My Classmate's Opinion Essay 46
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 47 to 48
Review 49 to 51
Find Your Way 51
Take Your Writing to the Next Level 53
Information Please 60
A Clear Focus 62
The Shape of the Land 63
Starting Up the Mountain 64
Sensory Details 66
Be Precise 67
A Natural Attraction 68
A Natural Bridge 70
Quays to Concluding Sentences 72
First Draft and Peer Review 73 to 74
Reaching New Heights 74
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 75 to 76
Final Draft 77 to 78
A Walk Through My Paragraph 81
Review 82 to 84
Canyons and Gorges 83
An Explanatory Paragraph 84
People Communicate 86
Writing a Letter 87
Just the Right Word 89
Learning About Letter Writing 90
A Message About My Topic 91
Path to a Fine Concluding Paragraph 93
Write a Concluding Paragraph 94
First Draft and Peer Review 95 to 96
Informative Essays 96
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 97 to 98
Review 99 to 101
The Message of a Letter 100
Letter Writing 101
Comparing My Scores 104
What Is Narrative Writing? 110
On an Island 112
Introduce Your Characters 113
Island Adventure 114
The Sights and Sounds of Island Life 116
My Perspective 117
Traveling Through Islands 119
A Strong Concluding Sentence 121
Anchor My Narrative 122
First Draft and Peer Review 123 to 124
Peer Review 124
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 125 to 126
Final Draft 127 to 128
An Invitation to Read 128
My Experience 131
Review 132 to 134
A Narrative Paragraph 134
Getting Started 136
Writing a Thesis Statement 137
Planning My Essay 138
Picture My Experience 140
Narrative Events 141
Reaching the Goal 143
A Winning Experience 144
First Draft and Peer Review 145 to 146
Checking My Writing 146
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 147 to 148
Review 149 to 151
Features of Narrative Writing 151
Reach for Excellence 154

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.3.2: Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

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Observing Opinion Paragraphs 10

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.SL.3.6: Speak in complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification.

Activity Page
Observing Opinion Paragraphs 10
Animal Opinions 12
Everyone Has an Opinion 13
Support the Topic 15
A Reason for My Opinion 16
Making Connections 18
Working with Concluding Sentences 20
Concluding Sentence Review 21
First Draft and Peer Review 22 to 23
My Opinion 23
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 24 to 25
Final Draft 26 to 27
My Writing on Display 27
Comparing My Scores 29
Review 31 to 34
Traits of an Opinion Paragraph 33
Review an Opinion Paragraph 34
Video Games and Board Games 36
Write a Thesis Statement 37
My Reasons 38
A Closer Look 40
My Opinion About Games 41
Questions About Concluding Paragraphs 43
A Strong Concluding Paragraph 44
First Draft and Peer Review 45 to 46
My Classmate's Opinion Essay 46
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 47 to 48
Review 49 to 51
Find Your Way 51
Take Your Writing to the Next Level 53
Information Please 60
A Clear Focus 62
The Shape of the Land 63
Starting Up the Mountain 64
Sensory Details 66
Be Precise 67
A Natural Attraction 68
A Natural Bridge 70
Quays to Concluding Sentences 72
First Draft and Peer Review 73 to 74
Reaching New Heights 74
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 75 to 76
Final Draft 77 to 78
A Walk Through My Paragraph 81
Review 82 to 84
Canyons and Gorges 83
An Explanatory Paragraph 84
People Communicate 86
Writing a Letter 87
Just the Right Word 89
Learning About Letter Writing 90
A Message About My Topic 91
Path to a Fine Concluding Paragraph 93
Write a Concluding Paragraph 94
First Draft and Peer Review 95 to 96
Informative Essays 96
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 97 to 98
Review 99 to 101
The Message of a Letter 100
Letter Writing 101
Comparing My Scores 104
What Is Narrative Writing? 110
On an Island 112
Introduce Your Characters 113
Island Adventure 114
The Sights and Sounds of Island Life 116
My Perspective 117
Traveling Through Islands 119
A Strong Concluding Sentence 121
Anchor My Narrative 122
First Draft and Peer Review 123 to 124
Peer Review 124
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 125 to 126
Final Draft 127 to 128
An Invitation to Read 128
My Experience 131
Review 132 to 134
A Narrative Paragraph 134
Getting Started 136
Writing a Thesis Statement 137
Planning My Essay 138
Picture My Experience 140
Narrative Events 141
Reaching the Goal 143
A Winning Experience 144
First Draft and Peer Review 145 to 146
Checking My Writing 146
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 147 to 148
Review 149 to 151
Features of Narrative Writing 151
Reach for Excellence 154

Strand - Language Standards, Grade 3

Conventions of Standard English

ELA.L.3.1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Activity Page
Observing Opinion Paragraphs 10
Animal Opinions 12
Everyone Has an Opinion 13
Support the Topic 15
A Reason for My Opinion 16
Making Connections 18
Working with Concluding Sentences 20
Concluding Sentence Review 21
First Draft and Peer Review 22 to 23
My Opinion 23
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 24 to 25
Final Draft 26 to 27
My Writing on Display 27
Comparing My Scores 29
Review 31 to 34
Traits of an Opinion Paragraph 33
Review an Opinion Paragraph 34
Video Games and Board Games 36
Write a Thesis Statement 37
My Reasons 38
A Closer Look 40
My Opinion About Games 41
Questions About Concluding Paragraphs 43
A Strong Concluding Paragraph 44
First Draft and Peer Review 45 to 46
My Classmate's Opinion Essay 46
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 47 to 48
Review 49 to 51
Find Your Way 51
Take Your Writing to the Next Level 53
Information Please 60
A Clear Focus 62
The Shape of the Land 63
Starting Up the Mountain 64
Sensory Details 66
Be Precise 67
A Natural Attraction 68
A Natural Bridge 70
Quays to Concluding Sentences 72
First Draft and Peer Review 73 to 74
Reaching New Heights 74
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 75 to 76
Final Draft 77 to 78
A Walk Through My Paragraph 81
Review 82 to 84
Canyons and Gorges 83
An Explanatory Paragraph 84
People Communicate 86
Writing a Letter 87
Just the Right Word 89
Learning About Letter Writing 90
A Message About My Topic 91
Path to a Fine Concluding Paragraph 93
Write a Concluding Paragraph 94
First Draft and Peer Review 95 to 96
Informative Essays 96
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 97 to 98
Review 99 to 101
The Message of a Letter 100
Letter Writing 101
Comparing My Scores 104
What Is Narrative Writing? 110
On an Island 112
Introduce Your Characters 113
Island Adventure 114
The Sights and Sounds of Island Life 116
My Perspective 117
Traveling Through Islands 119
A Strong Concluding Sentence 121
Anchor My Narrative 122
First Draft and Peer Review 123 to 124
Peer Review 124
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 125 to 126
Final Draft 127 to 128
An Invitation to Read 128
My Experience 131
Review 132 to 134
A Narrative Paragraph 134
Getting Started 136
Writing a Thesis Statement 137
Planning My Essay 138
Picture My Experience 140
Narrative Events 141
Reaching the Goal 143
A Winning Experience 144
First Draft and Peer Review 145 to 146
Checking My Writing 146
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 147 to 148
Review 149 to 151
Features of Narrative Writing 151
Reach for Excellence 154

Conventions of Standard English

ELA.L.3.2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

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My Writing on Display 27
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 47 to 48
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 75 to 76
Final Draft 77 to 78
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 125 to 126
Final Draft 127 to 128
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 147 to 148

Knowledge of Language

ELA.L.3.3: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

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Observing Opinion Paragraphs 10
Animal Opinions 12
Everyone Has an Opinion 13
Support the Topic 15
A Reason for My Opinion 16
Making Connections 18
Working with Concluding Sentences 20
Concluding Sentence Review 21
First Draft and Peer Review 22 to 23
My Opinion 23
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 24 to 25
Final Draft 26 to 27
My Writing on Display 27
Comparing My Scores 29
Review 31 to 34
Traits of an Opinion Paragraph 33
Review an Opinion Paragraph 34
Video Games and Board Games 36
Write a Thesis Statement 37
My Reasons 38
A Closer Look 40
My Opinion About Games 41
Questions About Concluding Paragraphs 43
A Strong Concluding Paragraph 44
First Draft and Peer Review 45 to 46
My Classmate's Opinion Essay 46
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 47 to 48
Review 49 to 51
Find Your Way 51
Take Your Writing to the Next Level 53
Information Please 60
A Clear Focus 62
The Shape of the Land 63
Starting Up the Mountain 64
Sensory Details 66
Be Precise 67
A Natural Attraction 68
A Natural Bridge 70
Quays to Concluding Sentences 72
First Draft and Peer Review 73 to 74
Reaching New Heights 74
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 75 to 76
Final Draft 77 to 78
A Walk Through My Paragraph 81
Review 82 to 84
Canyons and Gorges 83
An Explanatory Paragraph 84
People Communicate 86
Writing a Letter 87
Just the Right Word 89
Learning About Letter Writing 90
A Message About My Topic 91
Path to a Fine Concluding Paragraph 93
Write a Concluding Paragraph 94
First Draft and Peer Review 95 to 96
Informative Essays 96
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 97 to 98
Review 99 to 101
The Message of a Letter 100
Letter Writing 101
Comparing My Scores 104
What Is Narrative Writing? 110
On an Island 112
Introduce Your Characters 113
Island Adventure 114
The Sights and Sounds of Island Life 116
My Perspective 117
Traveling Through Islands 119
A Strong Concluding Sentence 121
Anchor My Narrative 122
First Draft and Peer Review 123 to 124
Peer Review 124
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 125 to 126
Final Draft 127 to 128
An Invitation to Read 128
My Experience 131
Review 132 to 134
A Narrative Paragraph 134
Getting Started 136
Writing a Thesis Statement 137
Planning My Essay 138
Picture My Experience 140
Narrative Events 141
Reaching the Goal 143
A Winning Experience 144
First Draft and Peer Review 145 to 146
Checking My Writing 146
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 147 to 148
Review 149 to 151
Features of Narrative Writing 151
Reach for Excellence 154

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.3.6: Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships (e.g., After dinner that night we went looking for them).

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Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 24 to 25
My Writing on Display 27
A Strong Concluding Paragraph 44
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 47 to 48
Sensory Details 66
Be Precise 67
A Natural Attraction 68
A Natural Bridge 70
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 75 to 76
Just the Right Word 89
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 97 to 98
Traveling Through Islands 119
Final Draft 127 to 128
Picture My Experience 140
Second Draft and Self-Evaluation 147 to 148

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.3.5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings.

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Sensory Details 66
Be Precise 67
A Natural Attraction 68
Picture My Experience 140

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.3.4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning word and phrases based on grade 3 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

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Be Precise 67
Just the Right Word 89

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