This works for writing because kids need to understand that they have to include certain elements to make a story work. And remember: stories don't have to be long to be great.
You can always teach them later how to add details, develop effective endings, etc.
It's ok - work with where they are developmentally.
You can use these descriptive writing prompts in many ways, such as a free write or in their daily journal.
Using story starters is a great way to begin making writing a daily habit.
I do not grade their journals unless I am using a specific writing rubric that reviews skills I have already taught.
This is when I will also begin to use writing rubrics to guide their practice and for evaluation.
Autistic students may need you to write for them or simply tell you their sentence - even getting to one sentence for some may take much longer than the other kids.
These free creative writing prompts are meant for those around the age of second grade.
It's weird to think back on how big the changes are between every grade in elementary school. If you could be a character in any book or movie who would it be? What is your favorite thing to do during the summer?