Bacon Elementary School

5844 South Timberline Road Fort Collins CO 80528
Phone: 970-488-5300 Fax: 970-488-5306 Attendance: 970-488-5310

Intermediate News

Intermediate News ~ 3rd Grade

Third Grade Expository Writing Focus and Keyboarding Skills
We have finished a personal narrative unit in writing and are currently working on an expository writing unit.

Expository writing is, without a doubt, the genre that your child will use most often in their school careers and on into their working lives. By definition, expository writing is written to inform an audience of others. You will see this type of writing from your child in the form of research papers, reports, essays, response to literature, how-to pieces, compare/contrast pieces, and writing across the curriculum.
With this in mind, your child will learn the foundation and specific skills to be a successful writer in this genre. We will be working on building the necessary skills to write effectively including: organization, main ideas, supporting details, and conclusions.
We are also focused on improving keyboarding skills. Students need more practice typing as the state assessment will be on the computer this year. Students will compose writing and complete short answer questions on the assessment. Two great typing websites to use at home for all grade levels are and
We are looking forward to enhancing student writing and the excitement a new genre brings.