First Grade Narrative Writing Prompts For Differentiation - learning-at-the-primary-pond
First Grade Narrative Writing Prompts For Differentiation - learning-at-the-primary-pond
First Grade Narrative Writing Prompts For Differentiation - learning-at-the-primary-pond
First Grade Narrative Writing Prompts For Differentiation - learning-at-the-primary-pond

First Grade Narrative Writing Prompts For Differentiation


This is a set of first grade narrative writing prompts designed to help you differentiate during writing time!


Each prompt comes with several graphic organizers, many options for drafting paper (with built-in scaffolds), and publishing/final draft paper.


The built in-scaffolds are included directly on the printable drafting papers. You can easily print out 2-3 versions of paper for the same prompt - and give different groups of students different types of paper, depending upon their needs.


The scaffolds include sentence starters, word banks, and self-assessment checklists.


Sentence starters are great for helping students structure their writing, use transition words, and write in complete sentences.

Word banks provide language and vocabulary support.

Self-assessment checklists help students learn to routinely self-assess their writing. They also help “fast finishers” slow down, edit, and revise their work!


Additionally, all graphic organizers and drafting papers include the prompt and a visual representation of the prompt to ensure that students understand the writing task.


The materials in this resource will:

- Allow you to quickly and easily differentiate your writing instruction

- Provide guidance and a consistent structure to help students learn the stages in the writing process

- Support English language learners, students with special needs, and struggling writers

- Help you cut down on planning time (these are all “print and go,” no prep resources!)


Here’s what’s included:

- 20 different narrative writing prompts designed for first grade students

- A full page poster for each prompt - great for introducing the prompt and/or creating bulletin board displays

- 1-3 graphic organizer options per prompt

- 14 different options for drafting paper per prompt (variations in the scaffolds provided, as well as the number of lines on the page)

- 2 different options for publishing or final draft paper per prompt


Please view the FREE preview file before you purchase!


The following related resources are also available:

- First Grade Opinion Writing Prompts

- First Grade Informational Writing Prompts

- First Grade Writing Prompts BUNDLE



By: Learning At The Primary Pond

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