3rd grade WRITING Curriculum Map by nuhman10


									                                                  3rd GRADE Writing Curriculum Map

                                                    Essential Questions and District Power Standards: Grade 3
    SUBJECT                       Trait Writing Essential Questions                                              District Power Standards
  SEPTEMBER    How can more detailed ideas make my writing easier to                       1.   Main idea is clear and specific, and reflects purpose
               understand and enjoyable to read?                                           2.   Develops topic with simple facts, details and examples
                                                                                           3.   Identifies and stays on the topic
               How can brainstorming prepare me for writing? (Pre-writing)                 4.   Describes character and setting using specific details
                                                                                           5.   Use graphic organizers, story maps, webs and charts to
                                                                                                brainstorm writing ideas
    OCTOBER    How can better organization help my writing make sense                      1.   Use a logical sequence for ideas: clearly identifiable
               from beginning to end?                                                           beginning, middle, and end
                                                                                           2.   Recognizes a paragraph as a group of sentences about one
               How can using graphic organizers, story maps, webs and                           main idea
               charts help me plan my writing?                                             3.   Uses paragraph form: uses topic sentence, supporting details
                                                                                                and facts, and concluding sentence
                                                                                           4.   Use graphic organizers, story maps, webs and charts to plan
                                                                                                logical sequence for writing
  NOVEMBER     How can long and short sentences make my writing sound                      1.   Write complete sentences
               smoother?                                                                   2.   Writes a variety of sentence patterns
               How can drafting and getting peer responses help improve                    3.   Varies sentence length by using transitions
               my writing?                                                                 4.   Develop drafts from organizer
  DECEMBER     How can my choice of words make my writing more                             1.   Use accurate words and phrases
               accurate?                                                                   2.   Use active verbs and adverbs, and specific nouns and
               How can revision make my writing easier to understand?                      3.   Practice pair/team revision-feedback
    JANUARY    How does having voice make my writing sound like me?                        1.   Use ideas and details that make writing compelling to my
               How can editing improve the quality of my work?                             2.   Include words that sound like me
                                                                                           3.   Practice pair/ individual editing
  FEBRUARY     How can using a variety of Modes of writing match my                        1.   Write responses to literature: summarizes main ideas and
               audiences and purposes?                                                          includes significant details. Can chart a story they read or
                                                                                                listen to
                                                                                           2.   Expository Writing: organizes information gathered by
                                                                                                taking notes, creating lists and using graphic organizers and
                                                                                                charts. Incorporates notes into a finished product such as a
                                                                                                summary, written response or report. Includes simple facts,
                                                                                                details, explanations, and examples
     MARCH     How can I use organization to write a multiple paragraph                    1.   Narrative writing (personal or fictional): expands on
               story or report?                                                                 paragraph form by writing several related paragraphs
                                                                                                including introductory and concluding paragraphs. Uses
                                                                                                paragraphs to separate ideas in a story or composition.
       APRIL   How could I match the form of my writing to a variety of                    1.   Writes poetry
               purposes and audiences?                                                     2.   Writes letters
                                                                                           3.   Design/Create informational or descriptive posters
                                                                                           4.   Writes a play scene
        MAY    End of year projects/assignments using all traits and the                   1.   Uses all traits for extensive project(s)
               writing process                                                             2.   Work through complete writing process
               Conventions will be taught and practiced all year
               through spelling, DOL, etc.
                                                    3rd GRADE Writing Curriculum Map

                                                       Content and Instructional Activities/Resources: Grade 3
  MONTH/TRAIT                                      Content                                                       Instructional Activities/Resources
 SEPTEMBER                1.   Stays on topic /main idea                                  Writer’s Companion lessons 1, 2, 8, 12 and 13
                          2.   Includes characters, setting, plot
                          3.   Uses sensory detail: sight, sound, smell, etc.
  OCTOBER                 1.   Includes introduction and conclusion                       Writers Companion lessons 3 and 21
                          2.   Places events in sequence                                  Student Text, book 1, p.46-49, T. Guide p. T100-111, writing a
                          3.   Uses graphic organizer to describe a sequential               personal narrative, focus on ideas & organization
 NOVEMBER                 1.   Uses a variety of sentence types                           Writers Companion lessons 6 and 7
                          2.   Combines simple sentences using connecting words
                          3.   Writes a description by writing complete sentences
                               from words and phrases in organizer.
 DECEMBER                 1.   Uses specific nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs        Writers Companion lessons 16, 26 and 27
                               that reflect specific meaning
                          2.   Begins to use figurative language such as rhyming          Student Text, book 1, p.190-193, T. Guide p. T104-115, writing a
                               and synonyms                                               response to literature, focus on sentence fluency & word choice
                          3.   Revise vague or overused words with more precise
  JANUARY                 1.   Use personal voice to share own thoughts and               Writers Companion lessons 11, 18 and 19
                               feelings with readers
                          2.   Use personal voice to show characters’ thoughts and
                               feelings to readers
                          3.   Begin to write story dialogue to show characters’
 FEBRUARY                 Personal Narrative - places events are in sequence,             Student text, book 2, p. 42-45, T. Guide p. T100-111, narrative,
                          setting tells where & when, plot: a problem is solved,             focus on voice & conventions
                          characters are described
   MARCH                  Following a prompt, take a piece of writing through the         Writers Companion lessons 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30
Writing Process
                          entire process: brainstorming, use graphic organizer,
                          draft, revise, edit, publish

    APRIL                 1.   Writes a play scene using dialogue                         Writers Companion lessons 17 (play), 22 & 23 (expository).
                          2.   Writes letters, both friendly & formal                     Student text, book 1, p. 328-331, T. Guide p. T100-111, friendly
                          3.   Compose short expository pieces of 3 to 4                      letter, focus on voice & sentence fluency
                               paragraphs                                                 Student text, book 2, p. 190-193, T. Guide p. T102-113, expository,
                                                                                             focus on organization & sentence fluency
 MAY – JUNE           Expository - gives information, teaches, or explains. Tells         Writers Companion lessons 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30
Review Traits &
Writing Process       what, when where, how.
                                                                                          Student text, book 2, p. 318-321, T. Guide p. T98-109, research
                      Take a piece of writing through the entire process:                    report, focus on ideas & word choice
                      brainstorming, use graphic organizer, draft, revise, edit,
SEPTEMBER         -                                                                       Writers Companion lessons 4, 9, 14, 28 and 29
                      Conventions will be taught and practiced all year
                      through spelling, DOL, etc.

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