1st Quarter


Third Grade 1 st Quarter Common Core Writing Checklist

I Can…

Grade Level Standard: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear even sequences.

1 Define narrative text and describe the basic parts of plot

(introduction, rising action, climax, falling actions, and resolution). (W3.3)

2 Introduce the narrator, characters, and the event/situation that starts the story. (W3.3)

3 Sequence (put in order) the events in my story so that one event leads to the next. (W3.3)

4 Use a character’s thoughts, words, feelings, and actions to show how events happen and how characters respond to the events. (W3.3)

5 Show changes in time by using temporal (transition, time order) words and phrases (ex. before, during, after).


6 Write a conclusion that provides a sense of closure (ties up all the loose ends and leaves the reader satisfied).


Grade Level Standard: With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.

7 Use prewriting strategies to formulate ideas (ex. Graphic organizers, brainstorming, lists). (W3.5)

8 Recognize that a good piece of writing requires more than one draft. (W3.5)

9 Revise my writing (ex. Reading aloud, checking for misunderstandings, adding and deleting details) with the help of others. (W3.5)

10 Edit my writing by checking for errors in capitalization, punctuation, spelling, etc. (W3.5)

11 Prepare a new draft with changes that strengthens my writing. (W3.5)

12 Write for long (time for research, reflection, and revision) or short periods of time (a single sitting or a day or two), depending on my task. (W3.10)

13 Choose a writing structure to fit my task, purpose, and/or audience. (W3.5)

14 Write for a variety of reasons (ex. to inform, to describe, to persuade, to entertain, to share an experience. (W3.5)

MT= More Time Needed P= Proficient







A= Advanced