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Common Core Standards

Expository Writing - Composition

Grade: 3rd Grade
Standard:

CC.1.4.3.A

Description:

Write informative/ explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

Standard:

CC.1.4.3.B

Description:

Identify and introduce the topic.

Standard:

CC.1.4.3.C

Description:

Develop the topic with facts, definitions, details, and illustrations,as appropriate

Standard:

CC.1.4.3.D

Description:

Create an organizational structure that includes information grouped and connected logically with a concluding statement or section.

Standard:

CC.1.4.3.E

Description:

Choose words and phrases for effect.
  • E03.D.2.1.1 - Choose words and phrases for effect.

Standard:

Literacy.W.3.2a

Description:

Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aiding comprehension.

Standard:

Literacy.W.3.2b

Description:

Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details.

Standard:

CC.1.4.3.F

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:

Literacy.W.3.2c

Description:

Use linking words and phrases (e.g., also, another, and, more, but) to connect ideas within categories of information.

Standard:

Literacy.W.3.2d

Description:

Provide a concluding statement or section.

Standard:

3.20*

Description:

Students write expository and procedural or work-related texts to communicate ideas and information to specific audiences for specific purposes.

Standard:

3.20.A*

Description:

create brief compositions that:
  1. establish a central idea in a topic sentence;
  2. include supporting sentences with simple facts, details, and explanations; and
  3. contain a concluding statement;

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