Since our writing curriculum has changed in Louisiana to passage based, I went through my school's library to find books/magazines so that I could make up some of these writing prompts.
This product is a list of passage based writing prompts to use with 3rd graders. It DOES NOT include any passages because of copywriting laws, but I do have where I got the stories. Some of these magazines are old, so I don't know how easy it will be to find them.
This product contains 40 writing prompts. Type of prompts: Personal Narrative (4), Narrative (5), Descriptive (3), Comic Strip (1), Poetry (6), Letter Writing (5), Persuasive (7), Expository (9)
This list of prompts tells you the story title, type of story (e.g., fiction), page numbers, type of prompt (e.g., narrative), the writing prompt itself, and the corresponding CCSS/Louisiana GLE.
The following books/magazines are used for the prompts in this product:
Book: Ferryboat Ride! by Anne Rockwell
Book: Harcourt Trophies, Bright Surprises for Grade 3
Magazines: Scholastic Storyworks Magazine,
Vol. 14, No.3---Nov/Dec 2006
Vol. 14, No. 5---Feb/Mar 2007
Vol. 15, No. 1---Sept 2007
Vol. 15, No. 2---Oct 2007
Vol. 15, No. 3---Nov/Dec 2007
Vol. 15, No. 5---Feb/Mar 2008
Vol. 15, No. 6---Apr/May 2008