1st Grade CCSS: Writing

For first graders, this Common Core area helps students gain mastery of writing skills by working collaboratively and producing written texts, understanding syntax and vocabulary, and organizing their ideas. Those goals can be met with support and prompting. Among the complete standards for this grade, first graders will be asked to: write opinion pieces, informative/explanatory texts, and narratives, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers, participate in shared research and writing projects, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

Autumn: Five Senses and Adjectives

Practice describing Autumn with your five senses by using this fun classroom activity! Describe what you see, smell, hear, taste, and feel!

Father’s Day Writing Prompt: Dad and Me

Have your students express their creativity and writing skills with this printable Father’s Day Writing Prompt.

Fourth of July Writing Prompt: My Fourth of July

This writing prompt for the Fourth of July will allow your students to express their creativity while learning about a national holiday.

Introducing a Topic: Giving Information

How do you name a pet or describe a good book at the library? In this activity, students introduce different topics based on prompts.

Introducing a Topic: Opinion Writing

Students, especially beginning writers, sometimes have trouble getting started. This activity helps them learn how to introduce topics.

Introducing a Topic: Telling a Story

This activity helps students learn how to clearly introduce a topic in a story they are telling. In this activity, students will write the setting of the story.

My Christmas Tree Writing Prompt

A Christmas worksheet for students to write about their own Christmas trees! Fun for all students and a great creative activity!

My Christmas Wish

Encourage your students in their writing skills with this Christmas wish writing activity.

Remembering Abraham Lincoln

In this fun activity, students read about what amemorial is, and then design their own Abraham Lincoln memorial!

Valentine’s Day: Someone I Like

A creative kindergarten or 1st grade activity where students draw a picture about Valentine’s Day.

Write About It: The Leprechaun’s Wishes

Your students just found an Irish leprechaun under their bed and get offered three wishes. Let’s find our what your students wish for!

Writing Prompt: Mom and Me

A fun activity where students write a story about something they did with their mother!

Writing Prompt: My Halloween Costume

What would you like to be for Halloween? What would your costume look like? Write a description of your costume in the space provided on the worksheet, and then draw a picture of your costume in the box!

Classroom Reporter: Interview with a Classmate

“Classroom Reporter: Interview with a Classmate” is the perfect way to introduce students to their classmates and learn more about one another.