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					                                Writing Essential Skills
                                       Grade 3

First Quarter:
Students will be able to:
    Write correct sentences, including: (3.c)
       - subject and a predicate C,SF (3.b)
       - correct capital letters C (3.d.1)
       - correct punctuation C (3.d.2)
    Write a paragraph that will include:
       - indent C (2.e)
       - use margins C (2.e)
       - use a topic sentence I,O (2.b)
       - express a main idea with details I,O (2.b)
    Capitalize the pronoun I C (3.d.1)
    Write a friendly letter, an expository paragraph and a narrative paragraph (2.a)
    Respond to a literature selection (2)
    Summarize literature (2.i)
    Use correct capitalization (3.d1)
       - sentence beginnings
       - proper nouns

Second Quarter:
Students will be able to:
    Identify nouns including: (3.a)
      - singular and plural nouns C (3.a)
      - possessive nouns C (3.a)
      - as the subject of a sentence C, SF (3.b)
    Identify verbs including:
      - action verbs C (3.a)
      - forms of the verb “be’ C (3.a)
      - as the simple predicate of a sentence C, SF (3.b)
    Recognize subject /verb agreement C (3.b)
    Write a personal narrative (2.a)
    Write a how to paragraph (2.a)
    (We will introduce figurative language) WC (2.c)
    Respond to a literature selection (2)
      - summarizing
      - comparing
      - main idea and details
      - adding events
      - making connections
    Spell correctly when writing (3.e)

Third Quarter:
Students will be able to:
    Identify helping verbs C (3.a)
    Identify and correctly use pronouns C,WC (3.b)
      - including object and subject pronouns
    Identify and use adjectives C, WC (3.b)
    Write narrative, descriptive, and how-to paragraphs C,P,O (2.a)


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                                                                       Last updated: May 24, 2007
                                Writing Essential Skills
                                       Grade 3

Fourth Quarter:
Students will be able to:
    Identify and use adjectives and adverbs C,WC (3.b)
    Write developed paragraphs
      - including, expository, persuasive, descriptive and responding to literature C,O,I,P (2.a)
    Learn to write multi-paragraph pieces C,P,O,I,WC,SF,V (3.f)
    Learn to plan in a variety of ways
        - including webs, lists, mapping, and diagrams O,I (2.d)

Every Quarter
Students will be able to:
    Increase their writing vocabulary
      - identify base words, prefixes and suffixes WC (2.c)
      - determine compound words WC (2.c)
      - use and identify synonyms and antonyms WC (2.c)
    Learn Demonstrate editing and revision skills (3.d)
      - look for grammatical errors C (3.b)
      - enhance sentences V, WC,SF (2.f)
      - proofread for punctuation mistakes C, P (3.d.2)




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