Writing Activities for Kindergarten and First Grade
October 8, 2013
With these new kids, comes new challenges and I have to figure out how to make it all work!
Another activity I made for my struggling writers is picture descriptions. I used clip art to make some cute illustrations that my students can describe and then color. I added a word bank to the bottom so students could quickly spell the words that are in the illustration. Some of my students just described the picture, while others made up a whole story about the picture.
^^ This little guy is one that often sits and has trouble writing during our writer’s workshop… at this center he filled up the whole page…. I made a B-I-G deal about it 😉 ^^
Adding to the fun, I created some detailed and organized writing prompts that I am doing with my lower groups. This will help them (and me!) focus on each step of the writing process while we talk through it and help each other:
I started one with my group yesterday about what we do if our teddy bear came alive:
First a little brainstorming…
Then some drawing!
Take him to Chuck E Cheese!
I would dance!
Tomorrow we will start completing our graphic organizers to get the sentence structure of our paragraphs.
I have also noticed that as my “high-flyers” start to write long, detailed stories during writer’s workshop, my lower students want to complete their own books as well! While I always have them share their illustrations with the class, I created these simple mini-books to be used during writing centers.
I am excited about these because ALL my students can complete them and feel the success of writing their own short stories. It’s been raiiiiinnnyyyyy here in Mass, so I already have the “Rainy Days” mini-book prepped for tomorrow’s centers!
All these activities are available in my new pack, Writing Activities for Kindergarten and 1st Grade.
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Girl! I mean, Mrs. JONES, you are simply amazing!!! Love this!!!
These are great ideas! I have a lot of students struggling with writing as well. I have found sentence completions to be a great strategy to help them improve.
Teaching in the Primary Grades
Susan, this looks AMAZING!
Thanks for sharing!
First Grade Blue Skies
This makes me so excited to try with my kindergartners!! I am always looking for ways to help improve their sentence structure and writing. Thank you!!!
Very nice concepts. I love it!