You asked and we listened. Printable writing worksheets for 3rd-grade students and writing prompt pdfs are here. Writing is an important part of a child’s education. What they learn as a child and how they learn it will stick with them throughout the rest of their lives.
Are your third graders writing or journaling on a regular basis? I hope so because after having them practice daily writing for just a couple weeks, you’ll notice an improvement in your student’s writing skill development. You may also notice an improvement in their ability to present clear, cohesive reasoning for their beliefs.
To help support you in your efforts to provide children with the writing skills they need, we offer you the following free writing resources. Some of the resources are writing worksheets and others are printables. We also share a link to our favorite writing worksheets resource for first graders.
If you need fun ways to support your child’s writing skill development, you have come to the right place. We welcome you and hope you enjoy the resources on our blog.
Writing Worksheets for 3rd Grade Printables
More Free Grade 3 Writing Resources
3rd Grade Writing Prompts (This is where you can find the prompts from the printable pdf and discover even more great writing information for your grade 3 child.)
Do you love journaling? Do your kids? I hope so! Writing in a journal is one of my very favorite activities, and I hope it is one of yours and your student’s favorite activities, too.
You see, I love to write about journaling tips, creative journaling, and journal writing techniques. I love journaling so much that many years ago, I wrote and self-published some kids journals. I also created this journal prompts and writing ideas blog which now has over 11,000+ FREE writing prompts on it!
I think you’ll enjoy the third-grade journal writing prompts on our list. The ideas will give your students the chance to imagine, reflect, and dream as they write!
Third grade is a big year for many students—they’re finally older than the “little kids,” but they’re still not quite old enough to be considered “tweens” or the “middle school kids.” As a result, the third grade can be an important year of reflection, self-awareness, and personal growth for young students.
Writing is a powerful way for kids to grow more aware of themselves. In these new writing prompts for third-grade students, your writers will make great use of their imaginations and creative spirits.
For that reason, journal prompts for third graders often take a slightly more reflective approach than the writing prompts they may have used in their younger years. There is still (and should be!) plenty of opportunities for 3rd graders to pen silly answers to fun writing prompts, but it’s also a good time for students to begin reflecting further on the world around them—and most importantly, on their place in it.
With that in mind, we’ve developed these new 3rd-grade writing prompts on compassion and charity to spark deeper discussions amongst your students and to get your kids thinking about how they can be more productive and thoughtful members of their community.
Use these prompts to encourage your students to give more often and to think of others besides themselves!
More Printable 3rd Grade Writing Worksheets Discover some fabulous resources brought to you by Great! Schools.
Writing Help & Tips
Use the tips below to improve the writing process for your young writer and help to keep them engaged.
1. Writing Is Important
Show your third grader why writing is important. You can do so by modeling the importance of writing. For example, when you write stuff down do so in front of your child.
You can make this more powerful by reading out loud what you are recording as you are writing it. Explain the value writing offers in the situation. Do what you can to help your child see the value of writing.
2. Proper Writing Tools
Be sure your child has the proper writing tools. This means the correct writing paper for your child’s age. The paper could have lines, no lines, or a fun pattern on it that your child loves.
Children also enjoy writing with their very own “special” crayons, pencils, or markers. You could make getting your child’s writing tools a big deal. Let your third grader know their writing tools are valuable. After all, they support them in learning a vital life skill.
3. Easy Access to Writing Tools
Leave plenty of paper, crayons, markers, and pencils available for your child to use whenever they are feeling creative. Encourage your kids to draw and scribble as much as they want to.
Further, mix it up and ask children to draw and write about activities they did that day. You want them to get used to writing things down, especially in this age of technology.
4. Encourage Writing
Encourage your child to write, write, write. Write when they are happy, when they are sad, and when they are not sure how they feel. Ask them to write funny stories or their name over and over again. You could have them trace the letters of their first name. Ask them to read back to you everything that they wrote.
To further encourage a child’s writing skill development, do not correct the child on the mistakes that he or she makes. Doing so could end up making them feel bad about writing. Remember, this is writing practice, not a test.
If you decide to go ahead and correct mistakes, you must be gentle. This will help your child feel a little better about your feedback and not take it to heart.
5. Make Learning Writing Fun!
Learning to write doesn’t have to be a hassle or boring for children, rather you can make it fun. When learning any new skill, it has to interest and engage a child.
Consider playing games together that involves writing. For example, you could play hangman or Scrabble. You could even create a word search that has your child’s name in it.
Don’t forget to encourage your grade 3 child to write some fun stories that will make you both laugh and be sure to encourage them to draw plenty of pictures if they are the more artistic type (or even if they aren’t!).
6. Reward Your Child’s Writing Efforts
When you are offering writing help for third graders, it is important that you reward your child when they do a great job. It could be with their favorite food, a special trip to the grocery store to buy their favorite snack, or spending quality time together. The reward could even be a new pack of markers and crayons.
Remember, when teaching writing, you and your child can have a great time. You’re learning and laughing together. Plus, you’re making fun memories that will last a lifetime
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Until next time, keep on practicing those writing skills with your third graders…
Journal Buddies Jill
creator and curator