Read the paragraphs and use editing marks to correct the errors.Graphic Organizers
Writing webs, story maps, venn diagrams, and other graphic organizers to help students plan their writing.Writing Prompts
Ideas for creative writing journals that involve critical and creative thinking.Writing Story Pictures
Write stories to go along with these fun pictures.Persuasive Writing
These worksheets will develop students ability to express their opinions through persuasive essays.Quotation Marks
Here is a page of printable worksheets that can be used for teaching students about using quotation marks in their written dialogue.
Sample Worksheet Pictures
Many schools now require that students entering kindergarten be able to write the print manuscript alphabet, as well as their own names. This calls for free handwriting worksheets!
While cursive script writing took a backseat for several years, its usefulness has been rediscovered, and students in the upper elementary grades are again learning how to write in cursive. We offer numerous free printable handwriting worksheets for teaching your child or student this almost forgotten form of penmanship!
Below, you will find a large assortment of various free handwriting practice sheets which are all free to print. Some of the icons link to new pages of worksheets, such as the famous quotes. Others are basic alphabet tracing. Whether you are a classroom teacher or a parent teaching kids to write at home, you'll find plenty of great free handwriting printables here.
While we love logic and vocabulary, we understand that writing is paramount: chief in importance or impact; supreme; preeminent. (See, we told you we love vocabulary!) Learning to express one's thoughts in a clear manner, having command of language, and using exposition to express an idea or opinion is a crucial tool for students to learn. Everyone should have the right to be able to speak their mind, but they also should have the know-how to do it in an effective manner. While our reading comprehension exercises may help show students what good writing should look like, there's no substitute for actually practicing it themselves. Technology has not yet invented a way that a student's writing can be checked; this can only be done by a teacher. So, these worksheets are intended to be completed and then reviewed by a competent educator.
Below you'll find our writing practice worksheets for students to use to practice writing. Each worksheet is colorful, has examples, and space for students to write their responses. On these worksheets, students learn to improve their writing by finishing the story, responding to questions, writing in practical situations, arguing a position, and writing ly and creatively.The writing process first evolved from economic necessity in the ancient near east. Writing most likely began as a consequence of political expansion in ancient cultures, which needed reliable means for transmitting information, maintaining financial accounts, keeping historical records, and similar activities. Around the 4th millennium BC, the complexity of trade and administration outgrew the power of memory, and writing became a more dependable method of recording and presenting transactions in a permanent form. The Dispilio Tablet, which was carbon dated to the 6th millennium BC, may be evidence that writing was used even earlier than that.
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Finish the Story Writing WorksheetsIn these writing practice worksheets, students practice both reading and writing in these exercises. First, they read the uncompleted story. Then, they try to finish it using their own words.
Question Response Writing WorksheetsIn these writing practice worksheets, students practice reading and writing in these exercises. Each worksheet asks a question that students must try to answer. Example answers are provided for students to read and model their answer after.
Practical Writing WorksheetsIn these writing practice worksheets, students practice reading and practical writing. Each worksheet begins with a prompt that gives students a chance to write practically. Each prompt features a real world writing activity. Example answers are provided for students to read and model their answer after.
Argumentative Writing WorksheetsIn these writing practice worksheets, students practice writing and reading in these exercises. Each worksheet asks students to perform a persuasive writing exercise according to examples and instructions. Example answers are provided for students to read.
Writing WorksheetsIn these writing practice worksheets, students practice writing and reading in these exercises. Each worksheet asks students to write on a topic of their choosing. Example answers are provided for students to read.
Using Precise LanguageThese worksheets provide students practice using precise language. This means eliminating vague constructions and unnecessary verbiage. For example, the sentence, "Tom is a careless person" gets changed to "Tom is careless."
Writing can be one of the most daunting skills for some students to learn. Over time, however, students of any skill level can learn to write effectively with the right practice and instruction. We've developed a set of different writing worksheets around specific areas like editing and proofing, writing conclusions, choosing topic sentences, and how to use transition words. We've also included some helpful writing worksheets for writing prompts and some fun lined paper themes. Each worksheet we create is aligned to common core standards and designed for different grade levels from kindergarten to high school.
Editing and Proofing Worksheets15 Worksheets
Students practice recognizing errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar, and word usage and making corrections.
Handwriting Worksheets58 Worksheets
Below you’ll find a full set of printable print handwriting and cursive handwriting worksheets on lined paper. Check out all of our writing worksheets!
Lined Writing Paper16 Worksheets
Here we’ve included several different styles of lined paper writing templates for kids. You’ll find standard lined paper and ones with graphic themes like Christmas and Valentine’s Day!
Sentence Patterns5 Worksheets
Help your students develop stronger writing skills, by understanding how to vary sentence patterns to engage readers. Here you’ll find helpful worksheets that you can use in class or at home.
Sentence Starters5 Worksheets
Learning how to write sentences is an important first step for students as they learn to put words together to form complete thoughts. The sentence starters below are great for early elementary school students as…
Topic Sentences Worksheets5 Worksheets
Topic sentences state the central focus of the paragraph and provide cohesion for the paragraph. These activities help students learn to write clear and concise topic sentences.
Transition Words5 Worksheets
Transition words, such as “although,” “however,” and “for example,” play an important role in writing. They tie two thoughts together and add fluency to writing.
Writing Conclusions Worksheets10 Worksheets
Almost all writing is divided into three sections: introduction, body, and conclusion. Students rarely have trouble writing the body of a piece. It is the heart of the composition and includes the major points.…
How to Write an Introduction9 Worksheets
Here you’ll find writing worksheets to help your students write great essay introductions.
Writing Poetry34 Worksheets
Writing Prompts65 Worksheets
Even the most prolific and adept writers may get writer’s block. That empty page can make any writer, young or old, draw a total blank. It’s especially frustrating to young writers who may not have the…
Writing worksheets elementary
Printable Writing Worksheets For Kids
Do you need printable writing worksheets for kids?
Most of us do at some point.
My goal on this page is to offer you copywork, manuscript and cursive writing practice, grammar exercises, writing intervention, and creative writing ideas.
PrintNPractice worksheets are great for kindergarten through sixth grade. You will find hundreds of free printables for writing, handwriting, and timelines.
Note: It must be said for original writing and creative writing that worksheets are not necessary. They can be handy especially for interventions and practice, but worksheets are not necessary - otherwise how original or creative could writing be?
First comes a quick list of elementary school wrting worksheets for you. Then, see more specific writing help below this short list.
Primary Writing Worksheets For Kids
Jump to these topics below:
- The basics of elementary writing.
- Handwriting or creative writing?
- Writing prompts.
- Creative writing tips.
- Wonderful creative writing book.
1. Basic Writing Worksheets And Tips
1.A. Beginner Writing Skills
In the very beginning there are pre-writing skills. See printable practice worksheets on my preschool and kindergarten pages.
1.B. Writing Practice Worksheets
Later, tracing and copying are what teach little ones a model of good writing even writing numbers in words.
This is a great list for K-2:
2. Primary Grade School Writing Topics
2.A. Handwriting Worksheets For Kids
See my main handwriting worksheets here.
Learn ideas how to write in cursive here.
2.B. Creative Writing Topics
It's good to give ideas and lists of words to kindergarten, first grade, and second grade children.
You can incorporate the lists that you use for other classes like
See more about creative writing in section 6 below.
3. Elementary Grade School Writing Prompts
Another idea is to have your child tell a story while you write what the he says so that he can make the connection between his own thoughts and the written word.
Sometimes simply telling the story is a good way to think of what or how to write.
Writing about an event or giving how-to instructions are very helpful creative writing exercises for elementary students.
It takes logical thinking to write about events in order of time chronologically or to give good instructions.
Third graders like to record what they want to say, so they can remember all the details. Later, they can chug through the writing with your help. Find more ideas on these pages:
If you would like lovely poetry, consider A Child's Garden of Verses, a Robert Louis Stephenson download in four versions:
- Listen and draw,
- Manuscript print,
- Cursive handwriting,
- Small size for older children.
"If I had to teach ... A Child's Garden of Verses would be my best friend!
It's so good for children and is universally recognized as good literature.
It's something you can use to teach morals without scandalizing. It teaches a wonderful perspective, too."
~ K. F., Elementary School Teacher
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4. Easy Ways That Kids Learn Creative Writing
4.A. Hand Writing On Paper Is Good For Kids
Start with the basics.
One of my favorite thoughts about the language arts is that old timers had their students work through one hard book. Guess what? Ever after that the student could read anything!
Writing skills are the same in many ways. Writing is a physical extension of thinking. Add paper and you can edit or preserve your thoughts.
It takes more brainpower to write on paper than it does to type our thoughts electronically. God spare us clicking choices on a screen.
Hand writing on paper reinforces kids' memory of their work, too, especially if the writing corresponds with reading assignments. They have better recall.
Learning grammar and writing book reports can be so helpful for children to put their thoughts in order and express them well. They gain lifelong writing skills and remember what they've read.
4.B. Taking Notes From Books Aids Memory
Think of how often we ourselves take notes in order to learn or remember a new thought. Taking notes in college was the way that I learned and "studied" best.
Not much thinking is involved in taking notes from written text, yet it is very good practice and an excellent exercise of the memory.
Little children or those who struggle can learn using copywork.
4.C. Writing Simple Sentences
Teaching writing requires teaching kids some structure and form.
This is where teaching grammar and logic enter.
Knowing the logic of English allows us to express ourselves better.
You'll find writing worksheets that teach sentence construction with I am, you are, he is, we are, you are, and they are on these grammar pages: punctuation, capitalization, and grammar.
Here are more pages:
4.D. Writing Letters Encourages Creativity
Kids learn expressive language at home from an early age. Help them use those phrases in short thank you notes, invitations, and letters of request.
See printable letter writing paper templates here.
See more about creative writing below in section 6.
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5. Reading And Writing Interventions
Writing can be a huge effort for some students. If your students are young, give them time to practice small projects.
Of course, rule out physical reasons first like needing glasses, a better chair, or fewer distractions.
If your students are older, try to spot where the problem is.
- Is it dexterity? Or handwriting?
- Is it spelling?
- Is it thinking of something to say?
- Is it thinking of the way to phrase the words?
Here is my favorite encouragement to persevere in helping students learn to write: It helps them to read more easily and with better understanding.
It's also a duty. We must help as best we can in the time we have. Who knows when children will finally "get" writing. Mrs. Romalda Spalding says that kids will surprise you with what they can do over time.
Encourage and expect. Keep moving to new material.
5.A. Dexterity And Second Grade Writing Intervention
By second grade you may be able discern whether your students need any assisted writing intervention. It helps so much if they receive individual help as it is truly amazing if second graders are able to write well on their own.
Your main goal right now is to offer word lists, assistance, modeling good examples, and lots of quick handwriting practice.
If dexterity is lacking, try adding activities like
- Threading beads onto a string,
- Working with Play Doh,
- Tying knots, and
- Simple scissor projects.
5.B. Spelling And Writing Interventions For Third Grade
At this point in their lives, third graders have not had a wide experience. Finding something interesting to write about is tricky.
On the other hand they often have much to write, yet do not yet have confidence in their spelling.
Have them record their thoughts or dictate them to you. Doctors, lawyers, and other businessmen do the same using recording programs and secretaries.
My favorite idea for improving spelling outside having weekly spelling lists is to keep a personal spelling list.
Any time there is a misspelling, simply teach them to put the correct spelling in a list, perhaps on the last page of their writing notebook. Why study words you already know how to spell?
Again, this is a lovely time for copywork.
5.C. Fourth Grade Writing Intervention Activities
Writing intervention activities in year 4 should be more aggressive.
Depending on the child's disposition and circumstances, have children practice often. Require more. Sometimes children rise to the challenge. Back up if there is a feeling of overwhelm.
If the problem is handwriting or dexterity, more mature projects will give the same effect as the activities above:
- Decorative beadwork,
- Knitting or crochette,
- Working clay or kneading bread,
- Simple origami projects,
- Using tools like wrenches, screwdrivers, and pliers,
- Putting parts together like nuts and bolts,
- Using a hammer and nails.
Copywork? Make it fancy by learning how to write cursive.
5.D. Writing Intervention Strategies
Mrs. Romalda Spalding taught my favorite writing intervention strategies. She taught writing and along the way children learned to both write and read.
Dr. Mary North edited Mrs. Spalding's work and is one of the best research based writing intervention programs and includes syllabi, scope and sequences, and other curriculum resources. All in one book
See their ideas for teaching writing and reading here.
6. Creative Writing For Kids
Write On: The Gentle Way For Kids To Learn To Write
Teachers, parents, and homeschool families will rejoice to find this writing treasure for their students! Anyone helping elementary grade school children with writing skills will rejoice. I did.
I recommend Karen Newell's Learn4YourLife homeschool writing curriculum for any age. Write On writing curriculum is a gentle writing curriculum that builds writing skills while motivating kids to write.
It sparks the student's interest by offering a wide variety of writing styles and writing prompts which capture the imagination.
Short, simple assignments decrease student's reluctance to write, while increasing their confidence by focusing on one specific written skill.
Young writers become eager to share their creations that express their ideas about their favorite topics.
Karen Newell is an experienced CNM and homeschooling mother that packs her books with simple treasures! I love her writing tips and games.
I was able to work with no prep time necessary.
Lesson plan? Simple. Just turn the page.
Tracey offers creative writing examples, topics, prompts, and stories throughout the book that you can use with many levels of achievement.
Learn more about her Write On - Creative Writing Ideas here.
Mary Fifer, BSBA is webmaster, author, and researcher at PrintNPractice.com. She has created elementary school practice exercises using digital interactive worksheets. Printable and perfect for today's teachers, tutors, homeschoolers, and students!
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FREE Writing Worksheets
As ESL teachers, we’ve all had those students who do great on their grammar exams, speak up confidently in class, and are always first to raise their hands for activities - and yet, when it comes time for a writing assignment, they can barely squeeze out a few short sentences. This can be frustrating for the student and teacher alike - but it’s the symptom of a problem that’s well-known in every teaching community: Speaking and writing are two very different skills.
As with any new skill, practice is key - but students who have trouble writing aren’t usually keen to take on even more writing practice. After all, they might think, if their grammar and vocabulary are correct, and they don’t need to write in English for their jobs, what’s the point of drilling this skill? The answer is, of course, that the ability to write in English is key in the world and the workplace - from writing cover letters and CVs to drafting emails and client presentations. The responsibility is at least partly on you, the teacher, to provide assignments that draw your students into the writing process.
BusyTeacher.org is your number-one stop for exactly those kinds of assignments. Our 730 writing worksheets will provide your students with intriguing writing prompts, and with a variety of writing exercises that’ll help them watch their own improvement as it happens. Our worksheets even break down the writing process into its core components, so you can figure out exactly where in the process each student is struggling, and intervene with exercises to help him or her through that trouble spot.
The writing worksheets here on BusyTeacher.org will help familiarize your students with all the sub-skills involved in writing - from choosing a topic and constructing that first paragraph, all the way to writing movie reviews and short poems. Some of our worksheets even cover basics like handwriting and sentence structure - so no matter how much your students need to brush up on their fundamentals, we’ve got worksheets to meet them where they are.
You’ll find worksheets on any topic you can imagine, from daily routines and holidays to pop culture, news, and even poetry and song lyrics. Some worksheets just help you lead simple fill-in-the-blank exercises, while others present thought-provoking topics for full essays, or include plans for your students to create their own newsletters. And for students who need help with English school assignments, you’ll also find worksheets on writing essays and test responses.
You can browse all of our 730 writing worksheets in thumbnail view, so you don’t have to wait for any of them to load to get an idea of what they’re like. As you scroll down the page, just click on any worksheet that catches your eye - they’re all completely free to download, print, and share in any way you like. And they’re all created and classroom-tested by real ESL teachers all over the world - which means you can be confident they’ll work in your classroom, too. If you’ve got a worksheet of your own that you’d like to share with your fellow ESL teachers in the BusyTeacher.org community, just click the “Submit a worksheet” button at the bottom of this page.
All of these writing worksheets are here to help you - so pick out a few that look interesting, and give them a try in your classroom today. We’re sure you’ll love them as much as the other ESL teachers in our community already do.
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