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Creative writing worksheets for year 1

Year 1 creative writing and fiction worksheets

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Writing task: Your first day back at school

Can you remember your first day back to school this year? How did you feel? Did you have a new teacher? Can you describe your teacher? What did you do on your first day? Did you make any new friends? Write a few sentences to describe what your first day was like.

Planning a story with a spider diagram

First have a look at the story of Cinderella, presented as a spider diagram. Now think of a story you might like to write. Write the title of the story in the middle of this spider diagram. Then plan the story by outlining the characters, the settings and the events in your spider diagram.

Writing lists practice

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Year 1 English Challenge Pack

Challenging reading comprehensions and activities for Year 1 readers and writers, designed to stretch your child and offer them the opportunity to explore their year-group topics in greater depth.

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Book reviews activity pack

Help your child explore books and language with TheSchoolRun’s Book reviews activity pack, a huge collection of reading comprehension and creative writing resources for Year 1 to Year 6.

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KS1 creative writing toolkit

Help your child harness their imagination and share their stories in writing with our KS1 creative writing learning pack. Bursting with fill-in prompt sheets and inspiring ideas to get even the most reluctant writer started, it’s the perfect way to encourage children aged 5 to 7 to put pen to paper.

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Introduction to onomatopoeia

Onomatopoeia is when we want to describe a sound and we use a word that actually makes that sound. It can be used for water (splash, drip), air (whoosh, swish), a collision (bang, crash), voice (whisper,
murmur), animals (moo, tweet), vehicles (zoom, chuff). Cut out the words in the table below and see if you can work out where they should go:

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Writing your own version of The Hare and the Tortoise

Think of two of your favourite animals. What would happen if they ran a race? Who would win in the end, and why? Write a story about it!

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Writing task: Your first day back at school

Can you remember your first day back to school this year? How did you feel? Did you have a new teacher? Can you describe your teacher? What did you do on your first day? Did you make any new friends? Write a few sentences to describe what your first day was like.

Writing task: write as Goldilocks

Imagine you are Goldilocks. What do you do in the three bears’ house? Write your own version of the story.

Book characters crossword

Classic characters are unforgettable, whether they’re falling down unusual rabbit holes, prowling through the jungle or breaking their slates over unfortunate classmates’ heads. How many famous characters from children’s literature can you identify in this crossword puzzle?

Revising and improving sentences

Write some sentences about what you did at the weekend. Now write some interesting words you know from stories you’ve read. Go back to your sentences. Can you add some of the interesting
words into your news writing?

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Planning a story with a spider diagram

First have a look at the story of Cinderella, presented as a spider diagram. Now think of a story you might like to write. Write the title of the story in the middle of this spider diagram. Then plan the story by outlining the characters, the settings and the events in your spider diagram.

Continuing stories

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Writing: improving sentences

Here are some sentences. Using some of the words below, and some of your own, too, can you try to improve them?

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Character thought bubbles

Using a story book you know well decide what the characters might be thinking at certain points in the story. Write their thoughts in the bubbles, then Blu Tack them onto the page.

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Character speech bubbles

Using a story book decide what the characters might say at certain points in the story. Write their words in the speech bubbles.

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Writing non-fiction: labelling a picture

What’s your dream meal? Fill this plate with all your favourite foods and then label them so that everyone can see what they are.

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Writing lists practice

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Labelling and describing words

Draw a picture of a family member then label it and add some words to describe them around the picture.

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Favourite words for stories

For children to succeed in literacy, it’s crucial they have a love of words. Here they need to think about how their favourite words are used.

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Describing story characters

Choose a character that we all know from a traditional tale, or one from a story book that you love. Think about what happens to the character in your story, then draw it in pictures.

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Understanding story settings

Stories take place in different settings. Can your child use their knowledge of traditional tales to identify the story settings for these well-known stories?

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Free Lesson Plans and Worksheets for Teachers

Our free printable writing resources make it easy to start your book publishing project and align with educational standards, including Common Core. Whether your class is brainstorming, editing or needs a check-list for your final drafts – we have printable worksheets for every step of the writing process. Select your grade level then click on the documents below to view, print or download.

Creative Writing Worksheets to Help Students Create One-of-a-Kind Classbooks

Studentreasures Publishing offers free creative writing worksheets to help teachers give students a headstart on publishing a book as a class. These printable worksheets make every step of the writing process more enjoyable and easier to finish. These resources offer students writing prompts, and they also help students meet the learning goals of their grade level for English language arts (ELA).

Whether your students need to brainstorm, write, edit or understand all the parts of a book, these printable worksheets are a great help. Simply browse below to find worksheets that are right for your students.