Writing : Third Grade English Language Arts Worksheets

This page contains all our printable worksheets in section Writing of Third Grade English Language Arts. As you scroll down, you will see many worksheets for writing applications, production and distribution, writing narratives, research to build and present knowledge, writing opinion pieces, writing informative/explanatory texts, and more.

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Writing Opinion Pieces

Worksheet: Third Grade

In My Opinion


Do we need a dog park? Why or why not? Write your opinion about the subject. Provide reasons and examples to support the main topic.

Category:  Writing     Writing Opinion Pieces     Writing an Introduction


Worksheet: Third Grade

Writing an Introduction


Some parents think that the children should get homework during the summer break, so that they’re well prepared for the next grade. What is your opinion on the subject?

Category:  Writing     Writing Opinion Pieces     Writing an Introduction


Worksheet: Third Grade

I Want That Puppy


Write a paragraph about why you want to adopt a puppy. Give reasons to support the main topic.

Category:  Writing     Writing Opinion Pieces     Writing an Introduction


Worksheet: Third Grade

Let’s Go Party!


You need to decide where you'd wish to have your birthday party. Write a paragraph about your choice of the venue (It could be at a park, a video game parlor, or a pizzeria).

Category:  Writing     Writing Opinion Pieces     Writing an Introduction


Worksheet: Third Grade

My Favorite Character


Write a paragraph about your favorite character. What is the special thing or trait that you like about him/her? Be sure to provide at least three reasons that support your opinion.

Category:  Writing     Writing Opinion Pieces     Writing an Introduction


Worksheet: Third Grade

No Nuts Please!


Your school has expressed an interest in making the school a “Nut Free Zone”. Do you think it is a good idea? Why or why not? Include specific reasons and examples to convince your readers.

Category:  Writing     Writing Opinion Pieces     Supporting with Facts and Details


Worksheet: Third Grade

Love For Books !


Do you have a favorite book? Write a paragraph explaining why and what you like about that book. Include facts and details to support your opinion.

Category:  Writing     Writing Opinion Pieces     Supporting with Facts and Details


Worksheet: Third Grade

Rainy Day!


How do feel about rain? Do you love the feel of the raindrops on your body or do you hate the rain? Support your opinion by providing some facts and details.

Category:  Writing     Writing Opinion Pieces     Supporting with Facts and Details


Worksheet: Third Grade

School Lunch


Your school has organized a survey about healthy food items that students would wish to see on the lunch menu. Write a paragraph about your suggestions, supported by sound reasons.

Category:  Writing     Writing Opinion Pieces     Supporting with Facts and Details


Worksheet: Third Grade

Transition Time


Choose the correct transition word/phrase from a word bank, then write it in the blank to complete each sentence.

Category:  Writing     Writing Opinion Pieces     Connect Opinion and Reasons


Worksheet: Third Grade

Sequencing With Transition words


A good writes uses transition words to connect the events and ideas. Practice writing multiple thoughts with transition words/phrases (first, next, etc) .

Category:  Writing     Writing Opinion Pieces     Connect Opinion and Reasons


Worksheet: Third Grade

Linking Contrasting Ideas


Choose any five transition words or phrases that compare or limit ideas. Write sentences using each as a transition.

Category:  Writing     Writing Opinion Pieces     Connect Opinion and Reasons


Worksheet: Third Grade

Linking Similar Ideas


Choose any five transition words or phrases that can be used to contrast or link similar ideas. Then write sentences using each as a transition.

Category:  Writing     Writing Opinion Pieces     Connect Opinion and Reasons


Worksheet: Third Grade

Linking Cause and Effect


Choose any five transition words or phrases that can be used to show cause and effect.Then write sentences using each as a transition.

Category:  Writing     Writing Opinion Pieces     Connect Opinion and Reasons


Worksheet: Third Grade

Summary, Conclusion, and Example


Choose any five transition words or phrases that can be used to offer a summary, an example, or a conclusion. Write sentences using each as a transition.

Category:  Writing     Writing Opinion Pieces     Connect Opinion and Reasons


Worksheet: Third Grade

Cool Chameleons


Why and how do you think chameleons change their color? Provide reasons, examples, and facts to support the main idea. Use the transitional words to link your opinion to reasons, examples, and details.

Category:  Writing     Writing Opinion Pieces     Connect Opinion and Reasons


Worksheet: Third Grade

Exercise


You are provided with several topic sentences about various health benefits of exercise. Write a concluding sentence for each.

Category:  Writing     Writing Opinion Pieces     Concluding statement


Worksheet: Third Grade

Fruits and Veggies


Practice writing concluding sentence for each given opinion about the health benefits of fruits and vegetables.

Category:  Writing     Writing Opinion Pieces     Concluding statement


Worksheet: Third Grade

Conclusion Sentences


Read the list of topic sentences in this worksheet. Write a concluding statement for each topic sentence.

Category:  Writing     Writing Opinion Pieces     Concluding statement


Worksheet: Third Grade

Concluding Sentences


Read the paragraphs in this worksheet. Choose the most appropriate concluding sentence.

Category:  Writing     Writing Opinion Pieces     Concluding statement


Writing Informative/Explanatory Texts

Worksheet: Third Grade

Writing Introductions


Read the questions. Then write an introductory sentence and three important facts/details for each one of them.

Category:  Writing     Writing Informative/Explanatory Texts     Introductions


Worksheet: Third Grade

Choose a Topic


Choose the topic of your choice that you think you know a lot about. Write three important details or facts about it. Then write an introductory paragraph using the key points.

Category:  Writing     Writing Informative/Explanatory Texts     Introductions


Worksheet: Third Grade

Introductory Statements


Read the writing prompts. Write an introductory sentence for each one of them. Make the sentence really catchy and interesting to grab the reader's attention.

Category:  Writing     Writing Informative/Explanatory Texts     Introductions


Worksheet: Third Grade

Lemony Lemonade


Explain to your friends what all they'll need to make lemonade for the beverage stand at the school carnival and how to make it delicious!

Category:  Writing     Writing Informative/Explanatory Texts     Introductions


Worksheet: Third Grade

Main Topic


Add details in the bubbles to develop the topic about the main theme. Then use the details to write a short paragraph that describes the main topic.

Category:  Writing     Writing Informative/Explanatory Texts     Develop the Topic


Worksheet: Third Grade

Flightless Birds


Write a paragraph full of fun facts about penguin. Write an opening statement, supporting details/facts, and a conclusion. Use descriptive words to maintain interest.

Category:  Writing     Writing Informative/Explanatory Texts     Develop the Topic


Worksheet: Third Grade

Summer Time


Your friend is planning to visit you during summer vacation. Brainstorm and develop the main idea by writing four details about it.

Category:  Writing     Writing Informative/Explanatory Texts     Develop the Topic


Worksheet: Third Grade

Linking Words and Phrases


Reorganize the sentences into a well-structured paragraph by choosing the most appropriate linking words from the linking word list.

Category:  Writing     Writing Informative/Explanatory Texts     Use Linking Words and Phrases


Worksheet: Third Grade

Link It Together


Use the linking words or phrases from the box to complete each sentence.

Category:  Writing     Writing Informative/Explanatory Texts     Use Linking Words and Phrases


Worksheet: Third Grade

My Favorite


Think of a favorite activity or sport that you truly enjoy. Write a paragraph in which you will explain to a friend how to do it. Use linking words and phrases to make it coherent.

Category:  Writing     Writing Informative/Explanatory Texts     Use Linking Words and Phrases


Worksheet: Third Grade

Domestic Animals


Read the informational texts about domestic animals and write a conclusion to sum up the important points.

Category:  Writing     Writing Informative/Explanatory Texts     Writing Conclusions


Worksheet: Third Grade

A Fancy Meal


Explain to your friend about that special dish or food that you would like to eat. Describe to him how it tastes(sweet, sour, or spicy) and the ingredients that are needed to prepare it.

Category:  Writing     Writing Informative/Explanatory Texts     Writing Conclusions


Worksheet: Third Grade

A Special Day


Most of us have a special day that we enjoy. It can be a birthday, a holiday, or any day of the week. Is there a day that is special to you? Expain.

Category:  Writing     Writing Informative/Explanatory Texts     Writing Conclusions


Writing Narratives

Worksheet: Third Grade

Catchy Introduction


When writing an introduction of a personal narrative, catching the reader's attention should be the top objective. Use the personal narrative planner to write a story.

Category:  Writing     Writing Narratives     Writing Introductions


Worksheet: Third Grade

Attic Invasion


Suddenly you hear a crying noise coming from your attic. Is someone hiding in the attic? You go up there and check. Describe what happens next.

Category:  Writing     Writing Narratives     Writing Introductions


Worksheet: Third Grade

The Locked Room


What's behind that locked door? Even though, Mom told you not to go there, you still did. Put your imagination into writing about the possible horrors.

Category:  Writing     Writing Narratives     Writing Introductions


Worksheet: Third Grade

Magical Seeds


Wow! Your grandpa has given you some seeds with magical powers. Imagine and write about how you are going to use the seeds for betterment of everyone.

Category:  Writing     Writing Narratives     Writing Introductions


Worksheet: Third Grade

Explain Why


Choose a topic from the box. Give reasons and details about your thoughts about it. Begin with an interesting and catchy introduction about the topic to grab your readers' attention.

Category:  Writing     Writing Narratives     Writing Introductions


Worksheet: Third Grade

An Old Friend


Imagine you have a caveman friend from the old times. Answer the questions, then use the information to write a detailed narrative about your friend from his point of view.

Category:  Writing     Writing Narratives     Develop Experiences and Events


Worksheet: Third Grade

Pesky Peanut


Introduce Mr. Pesky, the peanut. Pretend you are Mr. Pesky when you write your narrative. Fill in the information to complete the story.

Category:  Writing     Writing Narratives     Develop Experiences and Events


Worksheet: Third Grade

Fictional Narrative


Complete the graphic organizer to develop your fictional narrative.Then write your story on a separate sheet of paper.

Category:  Writing     Writing Narratives     Develop Experiences and Events


Worksheet: Third Grade

Vacation planner


Answer the questions below about your upcoming vacation. Be logical with your answers and write them in complete sentence form.

Category:  Writing     Writing Narratives     Develop Experiences and Events


Worksheet: Third Grade

The Mystery Bag


Use time and sequence words from the word bank to show the sequence of the events in your story.

Category:  Writing     Writing Narratives     Use Temporal Words and Phrases


Worksheet: Third Grade

The Day at the Park


Use transition words from the word bank to write a story about a day you spent at the park.

Category:  Writing     Writing Narratives     Use Temporal Words and Phrases


Worksheet: Third Grade

Transition Words


Think of a catchy topic. Write a narrative paragraph using the transitional words to sequence of events.

Category:  Writing     Writing Narratives     Use Temporal Words and Phrases


Worksheet: Third Grade

Temporal and Sequence Words


Write a narrative paragraph using transitional words to follow a reasonable and sensible sequence of events. The topic is "Your Journey to the Moon."

Category:  Writing     Writing Narratives     Use Temporal Words and Phrases


Worksheet: Third Grade

Formulating a Concluding Sentence


You are provided with a set of topic sentences. Write a concluding sentence that summarizes or restates the main idea as expressed in each topic sentence.

Category:  Writing     Writing Narratives     Writing Concluding Sentences


Worksheet: Third Grade

A Narrative Paragraph


Write a narrative paragraph that has at least 5-6 complete sentences. Don’t forget to write a concluding sentence that summarizes the main idea of your paragraph.

Category:  Writing     Writing Narratives     Writing Concluding Sentences


Worksheet: Third Grade

Best Concluding Sentence


Read each topic sentence, choose the best concluding sentence, and rewrite it on the lines.

Category:  Writing     Writing Narratives     Writing Concluding Sentences


Production and Distribution

Worksheet: Third Grade

Superpowers!


Choose a 'what if' writing prompt from the box. Write your response to the topic in a paragraph.

Category:  Writing     Production and Distribution     Task and Purpose Based Writing


Worksheet: Third Grade

Let the Game Begin!


Pretend you're playing a game in which you are given a picture that you have to describe it to your partner to score points. Choose two pictures from the box and write a paragraph about each with lot of descriptive words.

Category:  Writing     Production and Distribution     Task and Purpose Based Writing


Worksheet: Third Grade

Trick or Treat


Your friend from another country is going to visit you around Halloween day. He has no idea about it. Write a paragraph describing to him what Halloween is, and why it is most kids' favorite holiday.

Category:  Writing     Production and Distribution     Task and Purpose Based Writing


Worksheet: Third Grade

Story Elements


Use the graphic organizer to write an imaginative story. Begin with a catchy story title, explain setting, characters, problem, detail of events, and how the problem is resolved.

Category:  Writing     Production and Distribution     Planning, Revising, and Editing


Worksheet: Third Grade

Use Your Imagination


Fill in the graphic organizer to plan an imaginative story. Use your imagination to create interesting characters and events. Be descriptive when writing about the setting.

Category:  Writing     Production and Distribution     Planning, Revising, and Editing


Worksheet: Third Grade

Thinking Time!


Use the story map to explain setting, characters, and plot to the reader, and then introduce the problem. The con´Čéict/problem should be resolved before the story ends.

Category:  Writing     Production and Distribution     Planning, Revising, and Editing


Worksheet: Third Grade

Read and Edit


Read the passage. Look for any mistakes, then write the number of the sentence in the box and write the correct sentence next to it.

Category:  Writing     Production and Distribution     Planning, Revising, and Editing


Worksheet: Third Grade

Garage Sale


This story needs a little editing. Rewrite each sentence on the lines that is not written correctly.

Category:  Writing     Production and Distribution     Planning, Revising, and Editing


Worksheet: Third Grade

Peer Editing Checklist


Use this editing checklist to correct your classmate’s writing paper or story. Be fair and honest with your work.

Category:  Writing     Production and Distribution     Planning, Revising, and Editing


Worksheet: Third Grade

Peer Editing Sheet


Use this editing sheet to correct your peer's writing paper or story. There are various things to check. Suggest some improvements in the end.

Category:  Writing     Production and Distribution     Planning, Revising, and Editing


Worksheet: Third Grade

You are an Author!


Use Google Docs or MS Word (or any other alternative writing program) to write a story about the given prompt.

Category:  Writing     Production and Distribution     Use Technology to Produce and Publish


Worksheet: Third Grade

Help...Lost Pet!


Use Microsoft Word or any other alternative writing tool to create a flyer about your lost pet. Be sure to include all the listed details on the sample flyer.

Category:  Writing     Production and Distribution     Use Technology to Produce and Publish


Worksheet: Third Grade

What's for Food?


You and your partner are planning a menu card for your new restaurant. Think of a type of cuisine/food you"ll be serving. Use a software tool to create an attractive menu card.

Category:  Writing     Production and Distribution     Use Technology to Produce and Publish


Research to Build and Present Knowledge

Worksheet: Third Grade

Researching Regions of America


Team up with a partner to research any one region of the United States. Fill the information in the boxes.

Category:  Writing     Research to Build and Present Knowledge     Short Research Projects


Worksheet: Third Grade

Research A Country


Use various resources to research the information about your chosen country.

Category:  Writing     Research to Build and Present Knowledge     Short Research Projects


Worksheet: Third Grade

Research to Acquire Knowledge


Choose a topic of your choice, research about that topic, and fill the information in the boxes.

Category:  Writing     Research to Build and Present Knowledge     Short Research Projects


Worksheet: Third Grade

My Favorite Animal


Select your favorite animal. Find various resources (books, encyclopedia, etc..) about that animal. Then fill the information in the boxes.

Category:  Writing     Research to Build and Present Knowledge     Short Research Projects


Worksheet: Third Grade

Let’s do Some Research


Select, circle, and write the name of the topic you would like to research. Then find the information about that topic and fill the information in the boxes.

Category:  Writing     Research to Build and Present Knowledge     Short Research Projects


Worksheet: Third Grade

Pick Your Reference


Determine the type of reference material that you would choose in each situation.

Category:  Writing     Research to Build and Present Knowledge     Recall, Gather and Sort information



Choose the correct reference material for each situation.

Category:  Writing     Research to Build and Present Knowledge     Recall, Gather and Sort information


Worksheet: Third Grade

Atlas, Almanac, or Encyclopedia


Determine which type of reference material you would choose in each situation.

Category:  Writing     Research to Build and Present Knowledge     Recall, Gather and Sort information


Worksheet: Third Grade

My Favorite Author


Use various resources to gather the information about your favorite author. Then answer the related questions.

Category:  Writing     Research to Build and Present Knowledge     Recall, Gather and Sort information


Writing Applications

Worksheet: Third Grade

Friendly Letter


Write a friendly letter to your local dentist. Describe the importance of brushing and flossing teeth. Persuade him to visit your class during the oral hygiene week.

Category:  Writing     Writing Applications     Letters / Invitations / Thank-You Notes


Worksheet: Third Grade

Writing Invitations


Complete the invitation graphic organizer. Then transfer the information from the web to complete the invitation.

Category:  Writing     Writing Applications     Letters / Invitations / Thank-You Notes


Worksheet: Third Grade

Thank-You Grandma


Write a thank you note to Grandma for the chocolate chip cookies she baked for your classroom party. Be sure to include the five basic parts of a letter.

Category:  Writing     Writing Applications     Letters / Invitations / Thank-You Notes


Worksheet: Third Grade

Thank-You Santa


Write a thank you note to Santa for your Christmas present. Be sure to include what the present was and why you liked it.

Category:  Writing     Writing Applications     Letters / Invitations / Thank-You Notes


Worksheet: Third Grade

Thank-You Letter


Choose someone you would like to thank for something special they’ve done for you or a gift you got from them. Write a thank-you note to express your appreciation.

Category:  Writing     Writing Applications     Letters / Invitations / Thank-You Notes


Worksheet: Third Grade

A Thank-You Note


Write a thank-you note to your friend for sending you a birthday present. Be sure to include why and what you are thankful for.

Category:  Writing     Writing Applications     Letters / Invitations / Thank-You Notes


Worksheet: Third Grade

Field Trip Suggestion


Write a letter to your teacher suggesting her the place where you would like to go on a field trip . Why do you think it is a worthy place to visit? State at least two reasons.

Category:  Writing     Writing Applications     Letters / Invitations / Thank-You Notes


Worksheet: Third Grade

My Dad is the Best


Write a friendly letter to your dad. Tell him why he is so special to you and thank him for always being there for you. Give specific details, facts, and examples.

Category:  Writing     Writing Applications     Letters / Invitations / Thank-You Notes


Worksheet: Third Grade

You are So Special


Write a friendly letter to your mom. Tell her why you love her so much, and thank her for always being there for you. Supports your main idea with specific facts/details.

Category:  Writing     Writing Applications     Letters / Invitations / Thank-You Notes


Worksheet: Third Grade

Writing Invitations


Imagine you’re planning a party. Decide on a reason for the party. Look at the sample invitation. Then design and write your own invitation. Try to make the party sound fun!

Category:  Writing     Writing Applications     Letters / Invitations / Thank-You Notes


Worksheet: Third Grade

All About Adjectives


Look at each picture.Write a descriptive paragraph about that picture. Be sure to use at least 4-5 vivid adjectives in your paragraph. Underline the adjectives.

Category:  Writing     Writing Applications     Writing Stories and Essays


Worksheet: Third Grade

Descriptive paragraph


Everyone seems to relish tender and juicy watermelon in the summertime. Write a descriptive paragraph about watermelon using a lot of sensory details.

Category:  Writing     Writing Applications     Writing Stories and Essays


Worksheet: Third Grade

Birthday Party


Think of a birthday party that was full of fun and excitement. Write a paragraph describing what you saw, smelled, tasted, felt, and heard at the party.

Category:  Writing     Writing Applications     Writing Stories and Essays



Pretend that you find a magical flying broom that can take you anywhere you’d want to go. Write a fictional narrative about where you'd go and what you'd do there.

Category:  Writing     Writing Applications     Writing Stories and Essays


Worksheet: Third Grade

The Finishing Touch


Read each incomplete story and use your imagination to write the perfect and interesting ending for each one of them.

Category:  Writing     Writing Applications     Writing Stories and Essays


Worksheet: Third Grade

Talking Pumpkin


Continue the story about the talking pumpkin with an interesting middle and ending that describe to the readers what might happens next.

Category:  Writing     Writing Applications     Writing Stories and Essays


Worksheet: Third Grade

“How-to” Paragraph


Write a recipe of your favorite fruit smoothie. Think of all the ingredients that would make your smoothie the most delicious one. Be sure to include all the steps.

Category:  Writing     Writing Applications     Writing Stories and Essays


Worksheet: Third Grade

Essay Writing - Graphic Organizer


Consider writing an outline. It helps you organize and plan your essay. It is a useful tool to refer to when you write an essay. Practice with an outline in this worksheet.

Category:  Writing     Writing Applications     Writing Stories and Essays