3rd Grade Writing

 

1st  Unit of Study

Unit Name:  Memoir/Personal Narrative -Writing                        

Overview: Students will participate in a Writer’s Workshop to study and write memoir/personal narrative text in order to analyze and apply their understanding of the features of the genre.

Critical Vocabulary for this Unit:

 memoir, memory, writing, writer, topic list, storytelling, oral language, prewriting, edit, setting, characters, traits, writer’s workshop, title, author, author’s chair, illustrations, problem, solution, sequential order, conference, events, experiences, draft, reflect, reread, revise, conference, inference, independent writing, reread, discussions, descriptive language, problem, solution, journal, connection, cause, effect, emotion, observation, explicit, inference, oral language, peer, traits, conclusion, ideas, beginning, middle, end, punctuation marks, word choice, voice, sentence fluency, beginning, middle, end, publish

 

2nd Unit of Study

Unit Name: Nonfiction Writing

Overview: Students will participate in writer’s workshop to study and write nonfiction text in order to analyze and apply their understanding of the features of genre.

Critical Vocabulary Vocabulario Crítico

schema, conocimiento previo; bold type, negritas;

italics, bastardillas;              charts, cuadros;

        pictures, dibujos, fotos;           headings, encabezados;

          subheadings, subtítulos;           main idea, idea principal;

 outline, bosquejo;          quotes, citas;

                  topics, temas;                          paragraphs, párrafos;             

 supporting details, detalles de apoyo;

        questions, preguntas;             research, investigación;         

        captions, pie de foto;              glossary, glosario;  

        index, índice

 

3rd Unit of Study

Unit Name: Fairy Tales/Tall Tales/Folktalse/Fables -Writing               

Overview: Students will participate in a writer’s workshop to read and study fairy tales/tall tales/folktales/fables in order to analyze and apply their understanding of the features of the genre.

Critical Vocabulary Vocabulario Crítico

characters, personajes;            features, características, rasgos;

tall tale, cuento exagerado;     fairy tale, cuento de hadas;  folktales, cuentos folklóricos; setting, escenario o ambiente;  

 beginning, principio;               end, final;

events, sucesos / eventos;        idioms, dichos;

storyboard, tira de dibujos en secuencia;

make-believe, fingido, no real;    plot, trama, nudo

 main problem, problema principal;

 

4th Unit of Study

Unit Name: Fiction-Writing              

Overview: Students will participate in writer’s workshop to read and study short story fiction text to analyze and apply their understanding of the features of the genre.                                

Critical Vocabulary Vocabulario Crítico

picture, dibujo, foto;      character, personaje;  

writer’s workshop, taller de escritura;  

independent writing, escritura independiente;  

setting, escenario o ambiente;         beginning, principio;                       

reread, leer de nuevo;         end, final;                                    

expectation, expectativa;      journal, diario;   peer listening, escuchar a un compañero

 

 

Check with your child's writing teacher for specific work completed in class.

Writing Teachers

Ms. Basom

Mrs. Bourne

Mrs. Parker

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