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Expository Writing Third Grade Writing Lessons and Prompts

Expository Writing Prompts with Fiction
     Annie's Best Day (Grades 1-2)

     Eating Through the Week (Grades 1-2)

     The 100th Day (Grades 1-2)

     Trick of the Clown Witch (Grades 1-2)

     Coloring Easter Eggs (Grades 1-2)

     Goodies for Good Friends (Grades 2-3; Interest Level: Grades 1-5)

     Lucky Leprechauns (Grades 2-3; Interest Level: Grades 1-5)

     The Gingerbread Man (Grades 2-3; Interest Level: Grades 1-5)

     Clowning Around (Grades 2-3)

     Kyle, the Class Clown (Grades 2-3)

     Oh Man, Stan! (Grades 2-3; Interest Level: Grades 4-5)

     The Snow Day (Grades 2-4)

     Porter's Letters to Griffin (Reading Level 3; Interest Level 5)

     My Movie Moment (Reading Level 3; Interest Level 5)

     Percy the Penguin (Grades 3-4)

     Letters from Griffin (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     Collecting For a Collection (Grades 3-5)

     Reaching for the Goal (Grades 3-5)

     Joey Roo and Something New (Grades 3-6; Interest Level: Grades 2-6)

     Grammar Zoo Train (Grades 3-6)

     A Shooting Star over the Shoe Store (Grades 3-6)

     Marculus Entertains a Pink Blobulus (Grades 3-6)

     Marculus Gets his License (Grades 3-6)

     Marculus Goes to a Potluck (Grades 3-6)

     Marculus Has Pet Problems (Grades 3-6)

     Marculus Has a Garage Sale (Grades 3-6)

     Marculus Visits Earth (Grades 3-6)

     Marculus Visits Washington, D.C. (Grades 3-6)

     Weird Earth Sayings (Grades 3-6)

     The Big Prize (Grades 3-6)

     Soccer History by Mail (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-9)


Expository Writing Prompts with Nonfiction
     Mike Visits a Beach (Grades 1-3)

     Guess Which Dinosaur (Grades 2-3; Interest Level: Grades 1-6)

     Life at the Firehouse (Grades 2-3)

     What Makes a Bird a Bird? (Grades 2-3)

     Ground Squirrels (Grades 2-3)

     How Does a Pumpkin Grow? (Grades 2-3)

     Meet Dr. Seuss (Grades 2-3)

     Animals that Live on the Farm: Ducks (Grades 2-3)

     Emperor Penguins (Grades 2-3)

     How Spiders Catch Food (Grades 2-3)

     Bats Are Like Birds - Aren't They? (Grades 2-3)

     Pets to the Rescue (Grades 2-3; Interest Level: Grades 3-4)

     Giant Pandas (Grades 2-3; Interest Level: Grades 3-5)

     Strange but True: Wild and Wacky Laws (Grades 2-3; Interest Level: Grades 3-5)

     Sam's Trip to the Beach (Grades 2-3; Interest Level: Grades 3-6)

     Munchable Mysteries: Busting Food Myths (Grades 2-3; Interest Level: Grades 4-6)

     Arbor Day (Grades 2-4; Interest Level: Grades 1-4)

     Who Are Community Helpers? (Grades 2-4; Interest Level: Grades 1-4)

     A Tadpole Tale (Grades 2-4; Interest Level: Grades 1-5)

     Butterflies and Moths (Grades 2-4; Interest Level: Grades 1-6)

     Ladybugs! (Grades 2-4; Interest Level: Grades 1-6)

     What Can You See at the Seashore? (Grades 2-4; Interest Level: Grades 1-6)

     Antarctica, Land at the Bottom of the World (Grades 2-4)

     Awesome Spiders! (Grades 2-4)

     How Do You Know It Is Autumn? (Grades 2-4)

     Tiffany's Ducklings (Grades 2-4)

     Tree Squirrels (Grades 2-4)

     Animals that Live on the Farm: Goats (Grades 2-4)

     Animals that Live on the Farm: Sheep (Grades 2-4)

     Go Fly a Kite! (Grades 2-4)

     It's Spring! (Grades 2-4)

     Animals that Live on the Farm: Turkeys (Grades 2-4)

     Animals that Live on the Farm: Chickens (Grades 2-4)

     Chipmunks (Grades 2-4)

     Columbus Day (Grades 2-4)

     Finding the Rainbow (Grades 2-4)

     National Hispanic Heritage Month (Grades 2-4)

     Pumpkin, Pumpkin, We Like Pumpkin! (Grades 2-4)

     The American Toad (Grades 2-4)

     The Biggest Animal on Earth (Grades 2-4)

     The Life of a Spiderling (Grades 2-4)

     What Do You Know About Polar Bears? (Grades 2-4)

     Weird and Wonderful You! Book #1 (Grades 2-4; Interest Level: Grades 4-6)

     Doggie Lingo (Grades 2-6)

     George Washington Carver, Black Scientist and Inventor (Grade 3)

     How Did April Fools' Day Begin? (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 2-4)

     Professor Know-It-Owl Explains the Seasons (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 2-5)

     Toothed Whales (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 2-5)

     What's on a Map? (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 2-5)

     A Day to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 2-6)

     Backyard Birds (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 2-6)

     Music ABCs (Grades 3-4)

     Spiders (Grades 3-4)

     The History of Hanukkah (Grades 3-4)

     The Old West of Charles Marion Russell (Grades 3-4)

     Adelie Penguins (Grades 3-4)

     Hooray for Halloween! (Grades 3-4)

     Life on a Tour Bus (Grades 3-4)

     Meet Martin Luther King, Jr. (Grades 3-4)

     Two Birds of Antarctica (Grades 3-4)

     What Are the Northern Lights? (Grades 3-4)

     The Man Who Followed Favre: Aaron Rodgers (Grades 3-4)

     What Do Animals Do During the Winter? (Grades 3-4)

     Working Dogs (Grades 3-4)

     Strange but True: Wild and Wacky Sports (Grades 3-4)

     Bug Off! Bizarre Bugs From Around the World (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 4-6)

     Extreme Snow (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 4-6)

     Mind Your Animal Manners (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 4-6)

     Your Cat's Baffling Behavior (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 4-6)

     Meet Bigfoot (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     Presidential Pets (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     Wild and Wacky Athlete Injuries (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     Weird and Wonderful You! Book #2 (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 5-7)

     In the Pit...With the Crew: A NASCAR Pit Crew (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     Meet Miranda Cosgrove (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     Pass it Peyton! Peyton Manning (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     Watch Out! It's a Wolfsnail! (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     Worst Case Scenario Survival Guide: Quicksand (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     All in the Family: The Manning Brothers (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 5-12)

     Signs of Autumn (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 2-5)

     Apples, From the Farm to You! (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 2-6)

     Celebrating Kwanzaa (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 2-6)

     Friendly, Fascinating Dolphins! (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 2-6)

     George Washington Carver: "The Peanut Man" (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 2-6)

     Getting Ready for Kwanzaa (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 2-6)

     How We Hear Sounds (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 2-6)

     Music From A to Z (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 2-6)

     Phases of the Moon (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 2-6)

     Prairie Dogs (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 2-6)

     Sea Sponges (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 2-6)

     Seven Sea Turtles (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 2-6)

     Snowflake Secrets (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 2-6)

     Spiders Are Superb Spinners! (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 2-6)

     The Amazing Amazon Rainforest (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 2-6)

     Unusual Mammals (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 2-6)

     What Causes the Seasons? (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 2-6)

     Your Teeth (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 2-6)

     Amazing Cnidarians (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 2-7)

     I Broke My Arm! (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 2-8)

     Lady Liberty (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 2-8)

     Meet the Orchestra (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 2-8)

     The History of Labor Day (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 2-8)

     Beaks (Grades 3-5)

     Is It a Raven or a Crow? (Grades 3-5)

     Tiffany Visits an Alpaca Farm (Grades 3-5)

     A Mardi Gras Alphabet Book (Grades 3-5)

     Amelia Earhart, Celebrated Female Pilot (Grades 3-5)

     Christmas in Mexico (Grades 3-5)

     Echinodermata (Grades 3-5)

     Groundhog Day: The History and the Holiday (Grades 3-5)

     Means of Transportation (Grades 3-5)

     Mount Rushmore: The Big Four (Grades 3-5)

     Smokeout Day (Grades 3-5)

     The Iroquois Confederacy (Grades 3-5)

     From the Ground Up (Grades 3-5)

     Alive or Not? (Grades 3-5)

     Autumn's Changing Colors (Grades 3-5)

     Constitution Day (Grades 3-5)

     Rachel Carson, Environmentalist (Grades 3-5)

     Rocks and Minerals (Grades 3-5)

     Desert Habitat (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 4-6)

     Ocean Habitat (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 4-6)

     The ABCs of Baroque Music (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     All-Terrain Vehicles (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-7)

     Auto Racing (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-7)

     Prairie Habitat (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-7)

     Temperate Forest Habitat (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-7)

     Types of Auto Racing (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-7)

     History of Hip Hop (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     How Do You Make a Video Game? (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     How a Bicycle Works (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     Mapping ABC Style (Grades 3-6)

     Spiders: Carnivores Without Teeth (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 2-6)

     Spider or Insect? (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 3-5)

     What Does MyPlate Want You to Put on Your Plate? (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 3-5)

     You Could be an Olympic Athlete! (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 3-6)

     Ten Fascinating Facts About Bats (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     The Greatest Spectacle in Racing (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 1-8)

     Christmas Traditions in the United States (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-6)

     Explorers of North America (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-6)

     The Inside Story of Your Teeth (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-6)

     True Butterflies (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-6)

     It's a Chocolate Thing (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-7)

     George Washington, First President of the United States (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     How Sound Travels (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     Ocean Life in the Intertidal Zone (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     Sally Ride, First American Woman in Space (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     Your Skeleton (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     The ABCs of Geometry (Grades 4-7; Interest Level: Grades 3-6)

     The Legend Behind the Poem (Grades 4-7; Interest Level: Grades 3-6)

     A Look Into Space (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     Animals That Use Mimicry (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     Bo Obama, the First Dog (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     Classifying Invertebrate Animals (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     Rainbows (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     See the Light (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     Sinkholes: Erosion Under the Ground (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     Static Electricity (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     What Time Is It? (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     Your Amazing Brain! (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     Your Eyes (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     The Attack on Pearl Harbor (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-10)

     The Story of USS Arizona (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-10)


Expository Writing Books
     Spring Has Sprung (Grades 2-3; Interest Level: Grades 1-3)

     Shh! It's a Secret! (Grades 2-3)

     This One is Just Right (Grades 2-3)

     If I Lived at the White House... (Grades 2-3; Interest Level: Grades 3-5)

     Philly's Dream Come True (Grades 2-4; Interest Level: Grades 1-5)

     The Message of Red Ribbon Week (Grades 2-4)

     Meet Match the Fire Dog (Grades 3-4)

     Chang's Chinese New Year (Grades 3-4)

     The Smoke Detector Saved Me! (Grades 3-4)

     The Trip in Time (Grades 3-4)

     Dream a Little Dream...What Does it Mean? (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     The Hummingbird That Lost Its Hum (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 1-5)

     Have A Frightfully Fun Halloween! (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 2-6)

     The Twelve Days of Christmas (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 2-6)

     Ogres (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-7)

     Sandcastles on the Beach (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 3-5)


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