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Pearson-Scott-Foresman Grammar  Writing Handbook Gr 3

Pearson-Scott-Foresman Grammar Writing Handbook Gr 3

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Ideas and Content
Before you write, you need to have a main idea and a reason,or purpose, for writing. The main idea is the most important point you want to make. Your purpose may be to persuade, to inform, to describe, or just to  entertain your readers.

A note to a friend has a main idea and a purpose.
Main Idea Convince a friend to see your new kitten
Purpose To persuade someone

Jorge,
Come to my house tomorrow to see my new, fluffy kitten. She loves to purr and leap. Avi

FOCUS
Stay on your topic and use only details that are about your main idea.
Details Lively and interesting words,such as fluffy, purr, and leap, make word pictures for your reader. Details give important information.
The birds are eating. (no details)The gray pigeons peck at the dry bread.(details to show what is happening)

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