Text-Based Writing:  Nonfiction, Grade 3 - Teacher's Edition

Text-Based Writing: Nonfiction, Grade 3 - Teacher's Edition

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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

Additional Information

Author No
Publisher Evan Moor
Publication Date 2015
Edition No
Pages 144
ISBN13 9781613689967