You asked and we listened. Printable writing worksheets for grade 1 students and writing prompt pdfs are here. Writing is an important part of a child’s education. What they learn as a child and how they learn it will stick with them throughout the rest of their lives.
Though your first-grade students may not have highly developed writing skills to express their thoughts, they do have bright imaginations filled with all sorts of creative ideas. In these Grade 1 printables, your young students have the chance to explore their interests, emotions, and the lessons they’ve learned in school.
To help support you in your efforts to provide children with the writing skills they need, we offer you the following free writing resources. Some of the resources are writing worksheets and others are printables. We also share a link to our favorite writing worksheets resource for first graders.
If you need fun ways to support your child’s writing skill development, you have come to the right place. We welcome you and hope you enjoy the resources on our blog.
Writing Worksheets for Grade 1 Printables
More Free Grade 1 Writing Resources
1st Grade Writing Prompts (This is where you can find the prompts from the printable pdf and discover even more great writing information for your grade 1 child.)
Journaling is a rewarding activity for people of all ages, and it’s one of the best ways to show kids that writing can be fun and full of imagination!
I am rarely at a loss for something to write about in my own journal, but for young kids who are just getting started, a little nudge in the form of a writing prompt is the perfect way to get those creative juices flowing. Journal prompts offer a simple starting point for kids who aren’t sure what they should say, making it easy and inviting for anyone to begin writing.
I think you’ll enjoy the first-grade journal writing prompts on our list. The ideas will give your students the chance to imagine, reflect, and dream as they write!
The first grade is a special year for many students—they’re finally in the same area as the older kids, and many children are attending school all day long for the first time. The writing prompts for first-grade students on this list are geared toward kids in this special phase of their lives.
Writing prompts help students better understand their feelings—an important skill that can serve kids well throughout the rest of their lives. Writing is also a powerful way for kids to grow more aware of themselves. In these writing prompts for first grade students, your kids will make great use of their imaginations and creative spirits.
Use these writing prompts for first-graders to help them learn how to express their opinions and ideas through journaling.
More Printable 1st Grade Writing Worksheets Discover some fabulous resources brought to you by Great! Schools.
Writing Help & Tips
Use the tips below to improve the writing process for your young writer and help to keep them engaged.
1. Writing Is Important
Show your first grader why writing is important. You can do so by modeling the importance of writing. For example, when you write stuff down do so in front of your child.
You can make this more powerful by reading out-loud what you are recording as you are writing it. Explain the value writing offers in the situation. Do what you can to help your child see the value of writing.
2. Proper Writing Tools
Be sure your child has the proper writing tools. This means the correct writing paper for your child’s age. The paper could have wide lines, no lines, or a fun pattern on it that your child loves.
Children also enjoy writing with their very own “special” crayons, pencils or markers. You could make getting your child’s writing tools a big deal. Let your first grader know their writing tools are valuable. After all, they support them in learning a vital life skill.
3. Easy Access to Writing Tools
Leave plenty of paper, crayons, markers, and pencils available for your child to use whenever they are feeling creative. Encourage your kids to draw and scribble as much as they want to.
Further, mix it up and ask children to draw and write about activities they did that day. You want them to get used to writing things down, especially in this age of technology.
4. Encourage Writing
Encourage your child to write, write, write. Write when they are happy, when they are sad, and when they are not sure how they feel. Ask them to write funny stories or their name over and over again. You could have them trace the letters of their first name. Ask them to read back to you everything that they wrote.
To further encourage a child’s writing skill development, do not correct the child on the mistakes that he or she makes. Doing so could end up making them feel bad about writing. Remember, this is writing practice, not a test.
If you decide to go ahead and correct mistakes, you must be gentle. This will help your child feel a little better about your feedback and not take it to heart.
5. Make Learning Writing Fun!
Learning to write doesn’t have to be a hassle or boring for children, rather you can make it fun. When learning any new skill it has to interest and engage a child.
Consider playing games together that involve writing. For example, you could play hangman or Scrabble. You could even create a word search that has your child’s name in it.
Don’t forget to encourage your grade 1 child to write some fun stories that will make you both laugh and be sure to encourage them to draw plenty of pictures if they are the more artistic type (or even if they aren’t!).
6. Reward Your Child’s Writing Efforts
When you are offering writing help for first graders, it is important that you reward your child when they do a great job. It could be with their favorite food, a special trip to the grocery store to buy their favorite snack, or spending quality time together. The reward could even be a new pack of markers and crayons.
Remember, when teaching writing, you and your child can have a great time. You’re learning and laughing together. Plus, you’re making fun memories that will last a lifetime
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Until next time, keep on practicing those writing skills with your first graders…
Journal Buddies Jill
creator and curator