Starting Writer’s Workshop in First Grade!
August 30, 2014
These sentence completion sheets are just one example of many included in the pack. I love them because it lets me see who can complete the prompt in a way that makes sense and it also allows my students to trace the beginning and see what good handwriting should look like before they continue. We completed this one and “Good Friends” (I can be a good friend by…) on days 1 and 2 of writer’s workshop.
Another writing activity we will complete is a picture prompt:
I will give students a sheet with a cartoon image and they are told to write what might be happening in the story. I also include some relevant words at the bottom for my students to reference. This helps get them started and not be held back by spelling and ideas, but instead it lets me see the basics of their writing. It establishes a starting point for each of my students to work from throughout the year!
I also include these activities at my writing center along with some mini-books that students can complete:
Now that my students know the routines and procedures of writer’s workshop in our classroom, we will be able to seamlessly dive into small moments and start writing some fabulous personal narratives!