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Common Core Standards

Persuasive Text Prompts

Grade: 3rd Grade
Standard:

Literacy.W.3.1a

Description:

Introduce the topic or text they are writing about, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure that lists reasons.

Standard:

Literacy.W.3.1b

Description:

Provide reasons that support the opinion.

Standard:

Literacy.W.3.1c

Description:

Use linking words and phrases (e.g., because, therefore, since, for example) to connect opinion and reasons.

Standard:

Literacy.W.3.1d

Description:

Provide a concluding statement or section.

Standard:

CC.1.4.3.G

Description:

Write opinion pieces on familiar topics or texts

Standard:

CC.1.4.3.H

Description:

Introduce the topic and state an opinion on the topic.

Standard:

CC.1.4.3.I

Description:

Support an opinion with reasons.

Standard:

CC.1.4.3.J

Description:

Create an organizational structure that includes reasons linked in a logical order with a concluding statement or section

Standard:

CC.1.4.3.K

Description:

Use a variety of words and sentence types to appeal to the audience.
  • E03.D.1.1.9 - Produce simple, compound, and complex sentences.
  • E03.D.2.1.1 Choose words and phrases for effect.

Standard:

CC.1.4.3.L

Description:

Demonstrate a grade-appropriate command of the conventions of standard English grammar, usage, capitalization, punctuation,and spelling
  • E03.D.1.1.1 - Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs in general and their functions in particular sentences.

  • E03.D.1.1.2 - Form and use regular and irregular plural nouns.

  • E03.D.1.1.3 - Use abstract nouns (e.g., childhood).

  • E03.D.1.1.4 - Form and use regular and irregular verbs.

  • E03.D.1.1.5 - Form and use the simple verb tenses (e.g., I walked; I walk; I will walk).

  • E03.D.1.1.6 - Ensure subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement. *

  • E03.D.1.1.7 - Form and use comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.

  • E03.D.1.1.8 - Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.

  • E03.D.1.1.9 - Produce simple, compound, and complex sentences.

  • E03.D.1.2.1 - Capitalize appropriate words in titles.

  • E03.D.1.2.2 -Use commas in addresses.

  • E03.D.1.2.3 - Use commas and quotation marks in dialogue.

  • E03.D.1.2.4 - Form and use possessives.

  • E03.D.1.2.5 - Use conventional spelling for high-frequency and other studied words and for adding suffixes to base words (e.g., sitting, smiled, cries, happiness).


  • E03.D.1.2.6 - Use spelling patterns and generalizations (e.g., word families, position-based spellings, syllable patterns, ending rules, meaningful word parts) in writing words

Standard:

3.21*

Description:

Students write persuasive texts to influence the attitudes or actions of a specific audience on specific issues. Students are expected to write persuasive essays for appropriate audiences that establish a position and use supporting details.

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