Beginning of the year writing activities for kindergarten and first grade!
Many of my first graders have great ideas but struggle to put their thoughts on paper. I created this writing unit to help my students reach their inner author and start writing!
? Sentence Completions – 14 different sentence starters for students to trace, complete, and illustrate. I included narrative, informative, and opinion completions.
? Descriptions – 8 different illustrations with a word bank. Students will describe what is happening in the picture and color it in. If needed, students may use the word bank to help them begin writing.
? Our First Paragraphs – 1 teacher example and 3 different prompts for students to complete. I use these in small groups to help my students plan out and write their first paragraphs. Drawing sheet, brainstorming sheet, graphic organizers, and writing paper included for all 3 prompts.
? Mini-books: 5 different mini-books for students to complete in either small groups or at a writing center. The sentence structure is simple for students to follow and illustrate.