It is important that students are writing everyday. The best way to start this is with journaling. Below are some prompts and ideas students can select from to write about. After getting their ideas down, we encourage them to draw a picture to go along with their writing.

Another important area of writing is students ability to sounds out words and apply foundational skills and strategies as they write. Below we will link a few word games students can use to practice their sight words as well applying the skills and strategeties we discuss in class! 

Submarine Spelling

Spelling Spree

Sight Word Bingo

BrainPOP Jr. ELA

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More Writing Prompts:

1.  If you could take a hot air balloon anywhere where would you go? Design the hot air balloon.
2.  If you could be any chacter in any story who would you be?   Why?
3.  What do you want to be when you grow up?  Tell me 3 things that seem cool about that job.
4.  If a color could be a smell what color would it be?  Come up with 3 colors and 3 smells.
5.  Design and label your own tree house. 

6.  What's your favorite movie?  What's your favorite part?  Who is your favorite character?
7.  What's the first thing you want to do when we go back to school?
8.  What animal do you feel like today?  Why?

9.  What would you like to do but can't yet?
10.  Who is your hero?  Why?
11.  I wish I had more _______________..... because
12.   Tell me about a silly thing you did lately.
13.  Why are you a good friend?
14.  What have you done lately that you are proud of?
15.  What do you hope for?
16.  What is your favorite thing in nature?
17.  When was the last time you felt shy or quiet?
18.  If you buried a treasure chest what would be in it? Draw a map for your treasure.
19. What have you done lately to keep your body strong and healthy?
20.  If you could have 3 wishes what would they be?


35 Writing Ideas and Prompts for First Graders

Here is our list of exciting writing starters that were written especially for 1st grade writers!

1. What is your earliest memory?

2. Would you rather be a pirate or a jungle explorer? Why?

3. What is your favorite thing about your house? Why?

4. What would the world be like if we had a purple sky and orange grass?

5. Write about your parents. Where were they born? What do they like?

6. What have your parents told you about the day you were born? Write a brief summary of it.

7. What would you do if your parents told you that you were going to move?

8. Last year on Halloween, I was _________ because ___________.

9. What do you like to do when it gets warm outside?

10. Who is the best cartoon character? Why?

11. What do you do when one of your friends is sad?

12. What Crayola crayon describes you best? Why?

13. Who is the nicest person you know? What makes him or her so special?

14. What do you like best about living in our city?

15. Would you rather be really tall or really small?

16. I feel safe when _________ because __________.

17. What is your favorite thing to pretend? Why?

18. What is your favorite animal? Why?

19. If you could be a dessert, what would you be? Why?

20. Write about your last Christmas vacation. What did you do?

21. How do you feel when you do well on a quiz?

22. Have you ever been somewhere far away on vacation? What was it like?

23. What is your favorite thing to do in the snow?

24. I feel loved when _________.

25. Write a story about a secret backyard fortress.

26. What is special about our class?

27. If you had a secret superhero name, what would it be? Why?

28. What is your favorite kind of vegetable? Why?

29. Write about a time when you were upset about something that happened at school. What did you do?

30. What is something special you do with your grandparents? How do they make you feel?

31. What is best part of the day? Why?

32. If you could travel to space, what would you want to see?

33. Would you rather ride a giraffe or an elephant?

34. Write something nice about your best friend. Explain what you like about him or her and what you like to do together.

35. What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?