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Grade 3 Books Overview

A Walk In The Rain With A Brain - Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.

Maddi's Fridge - Lois Brandt

Where Oliver Fits - Cale Atkinson

Because Amelia Smiled - David Ezra Stein

Grade 3 Discontinued Books

Effie - Beverly Allinson (Discontinued)

Don't Laugh At Me - Steve Seskin (Discontinued)

Because Brian Hugged His Mother - David L. Rice (Discontinued)

A Walk In The Rain With A Brain – Activity #3: "Creative Writing: What Does Your Brain Like To Do?"

  • Grade 3
  • A Walk In The Rain With A Brain – Activity #3: "Creative Writing: What Does Your Brain Like To Do?"

Activity #3: “Creative Writing: What Does Your Brain Like To Do?”

Student practice their creative writing skills while focusing on what makes them (and their brain) happy.


  • Student journals or lined paper

Teacher Preparation:

  • N/A


Step by Step: 

Step One: Ask the students what they learned about the brain from the story.


No brain is exactly the same.

Brains have different personalities.

All brains are special because they have their own talents.

All brains are smart at something.

All brains are good at something – could be different things.

Step Two: Have students brainstorm what their own brains really like to do. Have students describe what happens in their brains when they are engaged in something or doing an activity. Have them write these ideas in paragraph-form.


End Product:

Written responses by each student about what their brain likes to do. These can go altogether in a class booklet, posted on a bulletin board, or in their independent student journals.

Student Examples:

My brain likes to do ballet that includes free movement and character. When I am at play, my brain likes to sing, dance and do drama. When I am singing, my brain is thinking about whether it is a high note or a low note. But when I’m dancing I think about what I am doing next. When I’m doing drama, I am thinking what is my next line?

My brain likes to play outside with my friends Aveena and Bryce and I think about good games to play. Sometimes we play games where we have to work hard and my brain has to think of strategies to win the game.


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