How to Write a 3rd Grade Report

As a student in 3rd grade, you'll often have to write reports for class. Use the below information to help you write an organized, researched and overall successful report. Keep reading to learn more.

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Writing a 3rd Grade Report

Find an Interesting Topic

You won't always be able to choose your topic for a report assignment, but when you're allowed to, it's important to choose a topic that interests you. When you're able to write a report on something you're curious or excited about, you'll usually have an easier time completing it. Choosing a topic that doesn't interests you can lead to frustration with the assignment and cause you to give less than your best effort.

Research

To provide information for your report, you'll need to research your chosen or assigned topic. When you research, you're looking for facts and details that will educate others about the subject you're writing about. Try to choose information that is interesting and not well known about your topic. Some research sources you can use include the Internet, encyclopedias, magazine or newspaper articles and library books. Depending on your topic, you may also be able to get information by talking to an expert on the subject.

Visual Aids

For a 3rd grade report, you'll usually need to include some type of visual aid. A visual aid is something you add to your report for readers to see. It can be a picture, graph or chart. If you have to present your report to the class, you may even be able to use a video. However, regardless of the type of visual aid you use, it should add value to and support what you've written in the report.

Introduction and Conclusion

The middle part of your report will contain most of the information you find in your research, but it's important to have an introduction and conclusion because they help structure your report. In your introduction, let the readers know what topic they'll be learning about in your report. In the conclusion, summarize the information that was presented to provide a sense of closure.

Use Linking Words and Phrases

To help your writing flow better, you can use linking words and phrases (e.g., also, another, because, therefore, for example, etc.). When you use these connecting words, readers are able to stay on track and follow the information. Furthermore, linking words and phrases help you connect ideas in the report.

Revise and Edit

Finally, you'll want to be sure to revise and edit the report before submitting it. You'll rarely write a paper perfectly the first time. Therefore, it's important to look over your work, so you can find the mistakes you've made and correct them. It might also be helpful to have several people read the report and give you feedback on how it sounds.

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