This collection of writing paper is a direct result of 2nd grade reluctant writers. I am a former kindergarten and 1st grade teacher, and would have been against the very thing I am suggesting . . . Let children choose a preprinted paper to spark their imaginations.
The first thing I do is print a copy of each page for the kids to look at and put it in a sheet protector that I keep in a 3-ring binder. . . the kiddos choose one they are interested in, and then tell a friend a story about it. I find that after they have verbalized the story, it is much easier for them to write it down. They may also ask friends for ideas to get those creative juices flowing. . .and the process begins. They look at my copy as they create the sloppy copy, edit, and revise with other students and an adult . . . Then they are ready to make the final draft on their awesome paper!
Each child has a 3-ring binder in which all of their stories are kept . . . I find that these picture pages really get the kids going . . . Especially at the beginning of the year. As they become more confident writers, they become more willing to create their own drawings to go with their writings. Check out my other items and tell your friends about them! If you would like something created just for YOU, contact me, Hilary Lewis, at firstname.lastname@example.org Please remember to put TPT in the subject line so I know it isn't junk mail.