K-1 children LOVE to become reporters and write news stories.
Children deserve many opportunities to write for a variety of authentic purposes. An easy and engaging alternative to journal writing is to write a News Story.
Children select the news story template page that most inspires their current thinking:
Good News, Bad/Sad News, Family News, Ouch News, and Friends News. It is helpful to have News Story Folders attached to a wall or door space close to the writing table to promote writing independence.
These templates are from a collection of over 250 templates in "Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core: Joyful Pathways to Accelerated Literacy" by Nellie Edge, which will soon be available for purchase on TPT.