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Looking for fun worksheets for 1st grade writing to get your students excited to learn? Mix drawing into your daily writing routine. Directed drawings are a fun addition to 1st grade writing sentences worksheets. Students know what to draw and write in their journals each day!
Each write and draw includes a simple simple directed drawing. Then students use word bank worksheets to introduce new vocabulary to their writing. They pick from a world bank in english to complete simple fill in the blank sentences. Picking fun 1st grade writing prompts printables is a great way to include daily writing and drawing into your class routine.
Fun & Simple Sub Plans
Writing prompts monthly make great easy sub plans. The writings prompts printable can be prepared in advance and are ready to go. Students are able to follow visual instructions independently and use the word bank worksheets to complete their writing.
Learn through Observation and Drawing
We learn through careful observation. By drawing students can benefit from spending careful time observing each step. Finished drawings can be used to make a booklet, a poster, a diorama, or an art piece.
Building Drawing Confidence
Directed drawings are a great way to build art confidence in young students and to establish a daily drawing routine.
This product contains 100 Writing Prompts 1st Grade or Kindergarten to print & enjoy with your students!
- Clear step by step draw instructions to complete each drawing.
- The starting step is provided on a separate page. These can be printed out and given to the students before beginning each directed drawing. Having the starting step helps students feel successful.
- Written instructions can be printed out too! Students can read the instructions to add guidance. Instructions can be read by the teacher when demonstrating each step as a whole class activity.
- Seasonal themes to follow throughout the year. Students can follow seasonal themes as well as learn to draw animals, plants, and cute cartoons.
- Each page features a simple word banks, fill in the blank poems or fact sheets! To check out the contents of each month click on the individual months below to preview each theme! Months follow seasonal themes, May is an ocean theme and June/August is an animal theme.
- Bonus** This product is also pack with goodies. Each month contains title pages, a visual dictionary, seasonal paper for 1st grade writing, a poster and printable bookmarks for students :)
- Print the initial step, so help students start out with the right perspective. It also helps them have success in making their drawing large enough.
- Use positive self-talk when modeling drawing steps to students. That way they can see that making mistakes and trying again is a part of learning a new skill.
- Prep all the drawing pages in one go. This will reduce your prep time.
- Reuse directions. If you are planning on using this product again next year, save the drawing steps and have students hand them in right after they are finished with them.
- Look at photos. Looking at photos of the object is a great way to talk about the colors in the object and how to blend them together. Look at where the image is lighter and darker.
- Looking for more guidance? Learn more about how to use directed drawings, and other art tips, on my blog!
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The directed drawings are also available on their own if you would like to use them as an art activity.
“My students love these, I really enjoy how you provided the parts of speech to help guide their writing.” - Magic in the Mitten
“Great writing prompts and super cute illustrations....a whole years worth of writing!” - Julie J.
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