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Our Horses

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This third-grade descriptive paragraph uses strong verbs and colorful adjectives to describe horses.

Title: Our Horses

Level: Grade 3

Mode: Explanatory Writing

Form: Description

Completed Rubric: Our Horses Rubric

Blank Rubric: Explanatory Rubric

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Our Horses

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Our Horses

Every day I go into the big red barn to see our two horses. Sometimes I feed the horses, and sometimes I have to clean the stalls. I love the smell of horses, and the feel of their soft noses when I pet them. The horses are quiet when they eat their hay, but they gulp when they drink water. Sometimes they snort and prance around, and that makes me laugh. One thing I don’t like about the horses is cleaning up the smelly manure.


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