Meaningful Mini-Lessons & Practice: Writing Grade 3
- Writing opinion pieces that introduce a subject
- Stating an opinion and supplying reasons for support
- Using linking words such as because, and, or also to connect opinion and reason
In this series, mini lessons give targeted instruction in writing by breaking them down into manageable chunks in a structured format. The writing books teach students how to organize and practice different genres of writing such as argumentative, explanatory, and narrative. A variety of fiction and nonfiction texts are made available to teach students how to respond to one or multiple texts followed by prompts and graphic organizers that require a close reading of text and text-dependent responses. A grading rubric for each genre of writing is also included. If you are looking for a resource to teach standard-based writing, this series provides purposeful mini lessons and guided practice to build your student’s competency in these areas of language arts.
These materials contain both instruction and writing assignments but are not as broad in scope (types of writing) as the comprehensive programs.