CCSS Grade 3, Writing
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
a. Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aiding comprehension.
b. Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details.
c. Use linking words and phrases (e.g., also, another, and, more, but) to connect ideas within categories of information.
d. Provide a concluding statement or section.
Freewriting: Write about anything that comes to mind without editing for a consistent period of time. Just keep writing/typing.
Clustering: for visual learners. Create a central topic in the middle of the paper. Connect subtopics to the central topic to create a web of ideas.
Journaling: Take a personal approach. Describe your reaction to what's around you, how you feel about a situation, what you like or what you hate.
Try one of these categories for topics!
If you're having trouble, maybe start with a cool character and write about what their life would be like.