Science Writing Prompts for First and Second Grade

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Stephanie Trapp
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1st - 2nd, Homeschool
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Our district requires that we integrate science or social studies with our reading and writing block each week. Thank you for creating a great resource as a starting point.
I love that this is a "painless" writing activity for my students to engage in! They enjoy it as well!


Students will love writing about science concepts with these print-and-go writing templates. Covering 36 science topics, the templates are differentiated with three options to meet the needs of all of your students. They’re great for science or writing journals!

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Science Topics Covered

• Apples
• Plants
• Pumpkins

• Bats (mammal)
• Butterflies (insect)
• Fish
• Frogs (amphibian)
• Owls (bird)
• Penguins (bird)
• Polar Bears (mammal)
• Spiders
• Turtles (reptile)

Health/Human Body
• Bones
• Dental Health
• Five Senses
• Food Groups
• Human Body

Forces and Motion
• Forces
• Magnets
• Motion

Matter and Energy
• Electricity
• Heat
• Light
• Matter
• Sound

Earth and Space
• Earth
• Landforms
• Moon
• Rocks
• Solar System
• Stars
• Sun
• Water
• Water Cycle
• Weather
• Wind

Teacher Friendly Features
• No prep! Just print and go.
• 3 writing template options for each topic
• Integrate writing into science
• “F.A.C.T.S” chart to help teach about writing to inform

Student Friendly Features
• “Wow Words” list of science vocabulary words to include in their writing
• Picture prompts of science vocabulary words
• Differentiated writing options
• Editing checklist at the bottom of each prompt
• Lined paper with box to illustrate their writing
• Journal cover and extra lined paper

If you need more science resources, take a look at these cross-curricular science units with detailed daily lesson plans!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.


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