Grade 3 Writing - Planning, Revising and Editing
Before writing anything, it's a good idea to have a plan.

Grade 3 Writing - Planning, Revising and Editing

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When students write, they should go through the writing process. Instead of simply picking up a pencil and beginning to write, they should plan first. Some students use a graphic organizer to arrange their thoughts before writing. They also need to revise and edit their writing before publishing their work. In this quiz, the students will answer questions about planning, revising and editing their work.

1.
How does a student plan writing an informative essay?
Think of your feelings and reasons.
Think of some rhyming words.
Brainstorm by drawing a plot map.
Research in the library.
Research is required when a student is writing an informative piece.
2.
You have written your first draft.
What should you do next?
Rewrite the first draft.
Publish your work.
Revise the introduction.
Read your work to a friend.
After writing the first draft, the student should begin revising the introduction.
3.
How does a student plan writing an opinion essay?
Think of some rhyming words.
Research in the library.
Think of your feelings and reasons.
Brainstorm by drawing a plot map.
An opinion essay would need the student's opinion and their reasons to support their opinion.
4.
After writing your story, you notice that you can't visualize what is happening in your story. How should you revise it?
Add descriptions.
Change words using synonyms.
Add more reasons.
Combine sentences.
Since this is a narrative or short story, descriptions need to be added so the reader can visualize it.
5.
How does a student plan writing a narrative?
Research in the library.
Think of your feelings and reasons.
Brainstorm by drawing a plot map.
Think of some rhyming words.
For a narrative, the student will need to draw a plot map which outlines the events that will take place in their story.
6.
After writing an informative essay, you notice that your sentences sound choppy and short. What should you do?
Add descriptions.
Reword the topic sentence.
Add dialogue.
Use transition words to combine sentences.
Short and choppy sentences should be combined with transition words in order to make the writing flow more smoothly.
7.
In your narrative, your characters do not speak. What should you do to revise it?
Add more reasons.
Add descriptions.
Add dialogue.
Draw a plot map.
Dialogue shows the words of the characters.
8.
You do not have a concluding statement in your opinion paragraph. What should you do?
Put dialogue in a sentence.
Reword the topic sentence.
Rewrite the topic sentence.
Write another reason.
The concluding statement should be reworded and not rewritten from the topic sentence. It should be written in different words.
9.
You have revised and edited your second draft. What should you do next?
Reword a few of the words in the writing.
Rewrite it.
Read your entire writing again.
Publish it.
Even though the writer has probably read his or her writing, he or she should read it after every draft.
10.
You have one reason to support your opinion. What should you do next?
Add more reasons.
Add more descriptions.
Combine sentences.
Reword the topic sentence.
One reason to support an opinion is not enough.
Author:  Amy Flanders

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