Text- Based Writing : Lessons For Common Core Mastery, Grade 3
item #: EMC6033
Ideal for preparing your third-grade students for state writing assessments and meeting new standards, this series offers scaffolded text-based writing practice with essential nonfiction writing forms, such as: • Compare and contrast • Sequence • Explanatory • Informative • Cause and effect • Opinion • Argument
The 15 units provide activities that prepare students to complete text-dependent writing prompts.
Each unit begins with a unit focus and lesson checklist to guide students through the learning path, which includes: • a dictionary page that introduces content words • close reading of a leveled nonfiction article • text-dependent comprehension questions to support understanding • a graphic organizer to help students organize information from the article and plan their writing • a text-dependent writing prompt
Teachers will appreciate these additional resources and features! • Downloadable home-school connection activities and projects help teachers encourage learning at home. • Common Core State Standards correlations are located on each unit for easy reference. • The reading level is provided to help identify appropriate texts. • The suggested learning path helps teachers pace the lesson, and makes scaffolding easy!
The leveled nonfiction reading selections cover: • Biographies • Health articles • Science articles • Social studies articles