College and Career Readiness Standards: Literacy

Grade 3 - Writing

CCR.ELA-Literacy.W.3.1
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
CCR.ELA-Literacy.W.3.1a
Introduce the topic or text they are writing about, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure that lists reasons.
CCR.ELA-Literacy.W.3.1b
Provide reasons that support the opinion.
CCR.ELA-Literacy.W.3.1c
Use linking words and phrases (e.g., because, therefore, since, for example) to connect opinion and reasons.
CCR.ELA-Literacy.W.3.1d
Provide a concluding statement or section.
CCR.ELA-Literacy.W.3.2
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
CCR.ELA-Literacy.W.3.2a
Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aiding comprehension.
CCR.ELA-Literacy.W.3.2b
Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details.
CCR.ELA-Literacy.W.3.2c
Use linking words and phrases (e.g., also, another, and, more, but) to connect ideas within categories of information.
CCR.ELA-Literacy.W.3.2d
Provide a concluding statement or section.
CCR.ELA-Literacy.W.3.3
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
CCR.ELA-Literacy.W.3.3a
Establish a situation and introduce a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.
CCR.ELA-Literacy.W.3.3b
Use dialogue and descriptions of actions, thoughts, and feelings to develop experiences and events or show the response of characters to situations.
CCR.ELA-Literacy.W.3.3c
Use temporal words and phrases to signal event order.
CCR.ELA-Literacy.W.3.3d
Provide a sense of closure.
CCR.ELA-Literacy.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.)
CCR.ELA-Literacy.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 here.)
CCR.ELA-Literacy.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.
CCR.ELA-Literacy.W.3.7
Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.
CCR.ELA-Literacy.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.

(W.3.9 begins in grade 4)
CCR.ELA-Literacy.W.3.10
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

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