Start the school year right with this NO PREP writing journal for kindergarten and first. It includes 64 pages of writing prompts. Topics covered include: back to school, seasons, weather, book responses, the gingerbread man, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Santa, Valentine’s Day, 100 Day, and more! Two journal sets are available, one with 4 writing lines and another with 5 lines. Pages 66-70 are EDITABLE. Just open the PDF with Adobe Reader and click in the blue boxes to type your own prompt. A page of only writing lines is also included if students need to write longer responses. Just print this journal and your class is set for the whole year!
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This product addresses the following Common Core Language Arts Standards for Kindergarten and First Grade:
RL.K.1./1.1With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
RL.K.2.With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details. RL.1.2.Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
RL.K.3.With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
RL.1.3.Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
RI.K.1./1.1With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
RI.K.2./1.2With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
W.K.1.Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion pieces in which they tell a reader the topic or the name of the book they are writing about and state an opinion or preference about the topic or book (e.g., My favorite book is...).
SL.K.2.Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details and requesting clarification if something is not understood.
SL.K.4.Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and, with prompting and support, provide additional detail.
SL.1.4.Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly.
SL.K.5.Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail.
SL.1.5.Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.
SL.1.6.Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation.
L.K.1.Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. Print many upper- and lowercase letters. Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs. Form regular plural nouns orally by adding /s/ or /es/ (e.g., dog, dogs; wish, wishes). Understand and use question words (interrogatives) (e.g., who, what, where, when, why, how). Use the most frequently occurring prepositions (e.g., to, from, in, out, on, off, for, of, by, with). Produce and expand complete sentences in shared language activities.
L.1.1.Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. Print all upper- and lowercase letters. Use common, proper, and possessive nouns. Use singular and plural nouns with matching verbs in basic sentences (e.g., He hops; We hop). Use personal, possessive, and indefinite pronouns (e.g., I, me, my; they, them, their, anyone, everything). Use verbs to convey a sense of past, present, and future (e.g., Yesterday I walked home; Today I walk home; Tomorrow I will walk home). Use frequently occurring adjectives. Use frequently occurring conjunctions (e.g., and, but, or, so, because). Use determiners (e.g., articles, demonstratives). Use frequently occurring prepositions (e.g., during, beyond, toward). Produce and expand complete simple and compound declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences in response to prompts.
L.K.2.Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. Capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun I. Recognize and name end punctuation. Write a letter or letters for most consonant and short-vowel sounds(phonemes). Spell simple words phonetically, drawing on knowledge of sound-letter relationships.
L.1.2.Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. Capitalize dates and names of people. Use end punctuation for sentences. Use commas in dates and to separate single words in a series. Use conventional spelling for words with common spelling patterns and for frequently occurring irregular words. Spell untaught words phonetically, drawing on phonemic awareness and spelling conventions
L.K.6.Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts.
L.1.6.Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using frequently occurring conjunctions to signal simple relationships (e.g., because).
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