Build-A-Sentence Creative Writing Pack

Over the weekend, I made a set of Build_A_Sentence-Creative-Writing-Pack    for my first-grader.

Here are my plans for them:

  • The first couple of pages are filled with ideas.  She’ll go through and create sentences (silly or not) to write in her journal.
  • Next we’ll work together to brainstorm ideas for some of the other themed sheets. I made about twenty different themed sheets with topics such as friendship, aliens, pioneers, Thanksgiving, the circus, winter, natural disasters, my birthday, my family, sports, out in nature, and so forth.  Again she’ll go on to write sentences (silly or not) in her writing journal.
  • Finally, I hope she’ll be able to brainstorm on her own on a few of these sheets and use them to write her own sentences.
  • I plan to encourage her to add adjectives and descriptive words to the nouns/subject words.
  • I doubt we’ll use all of these sheets (who knows?!) but I wanted a lot of choice to pique her interest.

Once again here is the link to our build-a-sentence pack if you’re interested.

On Wednesday I’ll be sharing the free-writing prompt pack that goes along with this.

 NOTE: Later, when my kids were 4 1/2, 7 and 9 we started using a Homeschool Writing Workshop. That model worked really well for us. Here are posts in that series:

Do you want to learn more about starting your own Homeschool Writing Workshop? Find out how and why we started and how that works in our homeschool:






Mini-Lessons to Use in a Writing Workshop:

  1. What makes a good book or story?
  2. Make your story come alive with details and description.
  3. Creating Interesting Characters
  4. Story Openings: Set the mood or feeling of your story
  5. Gathering story ideas from your own life
  6. Alliteration and more

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