Adventure Writing Prompts with Pictures — Picture Writing Prompts for Younger Learners
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Adventure Writing Prompts with Pictures – Picture Writing Prompts for Younger Learners
Engaging, creative, writing prompts with pictures are now for younger learners! Your Kindergarten and first-grade students will LOVE the fun picture writing prompt choices! Picture prompts will get even your most reluctant writer writing! Writing Prompts with pictures are perfect for Writer’s Workshop, Work on Writing during Daily 5, Writing Centers, Substitute Teachers, Fast Finishers, or made into writing journals! Includes a writing checklist, writing journal cover, and word collectors. They are also useful for ELL as they offer a lot of writing support!
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Each picture prompt has three different sections where your students can choose from a few characters, settings, and plot choices. They can also choose all of them!
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✎ 5 Narrative Writing Prompts
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✎ Black and White Writing Journal Covers
✎ Writing Checklist
✎ Adventure Tale Words Word Bank (color and black and white)
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All the prompts have 2 different choices for printing: primary lines or plain lines.
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100 Awesome Writing Prompts for First Grade
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Need a few writing prompts for first grade? If so, I’ve got a huge list of 100 writing prompt ideas to get your little ones excited about writing.
Not only have I compiling this list for you, but for me as well. My first grader is doing a little writing practice everyday and I was struggling to keep up with new writing prompts on the fly.
Because of this, I’ve made a list that I can easily access everyday. And of course, I have to share it with you, in hopes that it will help another fellow mama out as well!
Before we dive into the list, let me remind you to stick around to the end and get your free printable writing prompts for first grade.
To organize the 1st grade writing prompts I’ve broken them up into the following categories:
Writing prompt categories for first graders:
Let’s get started!
100 Awesome Writing Prompts for First Grade
Food-related writing prompts:
- What did you have for dinner last night?
- If you could make a meal, what would it be?
- Would you rather have carrots or candy? Why?
- Describe the taste and feel of ice cream.
- What do you like about mealtimes at your house?
- What is your opinion about coffee?
- What did you have for breakfast this morning?
- How do you peel a banana?
- What is one thing you need to be careful with in the kitchen?
- Write about the weirdest food that you have ever eaten.
Animal writing prompts for first graders:
- Describe a dog.
- Would you rather have a dog or a cat? Why?
- If you could have any pet, what would it be? And why?
- Write about a scary animal.
- What is your opinion about snakes?
- What animals have you seen this week?
- How do you give a dog a bath?
- What is one way you can help take care of your pet?
- What do you love about animals?
- What do you love about your pet?
Writing prompts about places and events:
- Share a fun memory about a trip to the zoo.
- Would you rather go to a birthday party or go to the movies? Why?
- Describe the best place in your town.
- Tell about the best vacation you’ve ever been on.
- What is your opinion about museums?
- Write about something that happened this week.
- What do you like about the library?
- What is an event that you are looking forward to?
- Write about your favorite place in the world.
- How do you feel about traveling?
Writing prompts about feelings for first graders:
- What things make you happy?
- Tell about a time when you felt scared.
- I feel upset when…
- Tell about a time that you felt loved.
- What is your opinion about crying?
- What does it mean to forgive someone?
- How does kindness make you feel?
- What does it feel like to be bored?
- Tell about a time when you had to be brave.
- Where do you feel safest? and why?
Writing prompts about imagination:
- What would you do with a million dollars?
- Describe an imaginary land far way.
- What superpower would you like to have? And why?
- What would you do if you could fly?
- If you could meet anyone in the world, who would it be?
- What would you do if your pets started talking?
- What is the first thing you would do if you became queen/king?
- Describe your imaginary friend.
- If a genie gave you three wishes, what would they be?
- How do you like to use your imagination?
Writing prompts about favorites:
- What are your favorite foods?
- What is your favorite color? And why?
- Describe your favorite toy.
- Tell about your favorite book.
- What is your mom’s favorite thing to do?
- What is your favorite song? And why?
- What is your favorite holiday? And why?
- Write about your favorite thing to do.
- What is your favorite place? And why?
- Describe your favorite dessert.
Writing prompts about family:
- What do you enjoy about your siblings?
- In what ways do your parents take care of you?
- What is something that makes your whole family laugh?
- Describe your family.
- What do you like about your family?
- In what ways do you help your family?
- Tell about your favorite family memory.
- How do you show love to your family?
- Tell about one of your family traditions.
- What does you family like to do on the weekends?
First grade writing prompts about friends:
- Who is your best friend and why?
- What do you like to do with your friends?
- What makes a good friend?
- Describe a fun day with your friend.
- How do you make a new friend?
- Share a time when you felt like you didn’t have any friends.
- Tell about a time you were friendly so someone new.
- How do you show kindness to your friends?
- Write about a favorite memory with a friend?
- What should you do if you and your friend have a disagreement?
Writing prompts about learning:
- Write about something you can do really well.
- Write about something new you would like to learn about.
- How do you learn something new?
- Describe a time that you felt frustrated while learning something new.
- In what ways is learning fun?
- If you could read a book about anything, what would it be?
- What do you want to be when you grow up?
- What is your favorite subject? And why?
- What is the hardest thing you’ve had to learn?
- If you could write a book, what would it be about?
Writing prompts about holidays for first graders:
- What is your favorite holiday? And why?
- What does your family do for Christmas?
- Describe your birthday month.
- What do you like to do on your birthday?
- What was your favorite gift that you ever received?
- What are your thoughts on gift-giving?
- In what ways do you like to celebrate holidays?
- If you could invent a holiday, what would it be?
- Share your favorite birthday memory.
- What makes holidays special?
How to Use the Writing Prompt List for First Graders
I want it keep writing simple and fun for my first grader. I want her to experience the joy and satisfaction she can achieve when she combines her skills of writing with communication and imagination.
With that in mind, I give her a prompt from our list and ask her to write 2-3 sentences. When she’s done, we look it over together and celebrate her writing.
Should you correct your first grader’s writing?
There are differing opinions about this, but I think that a little (gentle and kind) instruction along with a healthy helping of praise for their effort and hard work, after each time, can go along way.
With that being said, I usually pick one thing we can correct and work on for next time and then stick with that one thing until she is able to incorporate it into her writing without being reminded.
Some writing tips you can focus on might be:
- Capital letters at the beginning of a sentence
- Always capitalize the letter I if it stands alone
- Punctuation at the end of a sentence
- a vs. an
- Capitalize proper nouns
Free Printable Writing Prompts for First Graders
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Writing Prompts Q & A
1. What is a writing prompt?
What is a writing prompt? It is a prompt (or idea) composed of a question or issue that gives the student a starting point for writing.
2. What age should you start creative writing?
First grade is usually a great age to start creative writing because they have the basic skills need to write sentences.
3. Where can I find writing prompts for kids?
You can find writing prompts for kids here in this post, online, or come up with some your own.
More Writing Resources for Kids
- An Introduction to Letter Writing for Kids
- Understanding the Benefits of Copywork
- A-Z Words for Kids
What is your favorite writing prompts for first graders?
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The word neurodiagnostics sounds somewhat intimidating to many, but it solves very practical and specific problems. Neurodiagnostics is needed to identify problem areas in the development of various neurofunctions in children and their timely correction.
We are looking at what prevents us from moving forward — attention or memory functions, spatial orientation, underdeveloped interhemispheric connections, left-handedness or left-eyedness — any of these factors may hinder further progress in learning. In children, brain functions are formed spasmodically, so neurodiagnostics six months to a year before the start of school can be an important starting point on the path to correcting “sinking” competencies.
About the discipline
Before your child joins a large educational group, it is very important that he has at least a little experience of being in a group, communication skills in a learning context. He must understand that there are rules for interacting with a teacher and rules for communicating with peers. If the child is completely at home, then the level of stress upon entering the first grade will, of course, be much stronger than for those children who have already attended kindergarten, training courses, creative circles and classes.
By the first grade, the child should be able to read. If a child has not read at the age of six, then there are some nuances that prevent mastering this skill, and they are completely unrelated to the fact that he was not taught, or was taught badly, or from the wrong books, was not taught enough, etc. . This means that there is a restraining moment that he cannot cross, overcome.
Many parents doubt the need to teach their children to read before school, because, in their opinion, they will teach at school. Unfortunately, they won’t teach. In fact, 80% of Moscow first-graders are already readers, and if a child who hasn’t read comes to a more prepared team, then you won’t get anything but a huge overstrain and a visible lag. The inability to read insanely lowers a child’s self-esteem and catastrophically demotivates him: he drops out of all classes at once, because one way or another, the skill of reading, albeit in microdoses, is needed everywhere.
What if the child does not read? Firstly, to determine why he does not read, that is, one cannot do without neurodiagnostics. Secondly, to give him time to mature, to improve reading — you can leave him in family education for the first year of study, or even for the first six months. But taking a non-reading first grader to school is a crime.
It seems to me that a child should learn to write before school. At school, there will be no time to focus on the development of graphomotor skills — training is gaining momentum, rules are connected, it is difficult to keep attention on deriving letters. If a child is naturally left-handed, even if he performs all household activities with his right hand, he will have a lot of energy and time spent on the writing process itself.
Preschoolers are required to write in block letters. It is very important to follow the sequence and direction — from top to bottom and from left to right. By consolidating this skill, you can avoid, for example, the mirror writing of the letter “and”: if you write it correctly, from top to bottom, then the mirror version simply will not physically work.
Pencil grip is of great importance in the development of graphomotor skills. Incorrect grip signals weak tactile sensitivity. If a child has learned to hold a pen incorrectly, then in the second or third grade, when handwriting is automated, he will not be able to write quickly. The brain will spend such an incredible amount of energy on writing that the child will not be able to keep pace, follow spelling rules, or observe punctuation marks.
In the classes at Chulanchik, it is for this reason that grammar and calligraphy are separated and brought into independent disciplines. It is very difficult to write and think about the rules at the same time. Family education, classes in small groups just make it possible to master these skills progressively and harmoniously.
At the same time, even within small groups there is division. We teach using the matrix writing method: initially it is a grid with slanted lines, where each cell has two rings that serve as a support in the formation of writing. This grid can be of different slopes and sizes — someone works in a large grid, more successful ones switch to a smaller size, then to a ruler, then only line-lines remain. Each child has his own comfortable pace of work.
Development of graphomotor functions
It is very useful for the development of graphomotor functions to redraw various schemes: we start with simple drawings and gradually complicate them, we look at how the child displays space, how he draws. For example, we give a square, and there are several small figures in it. Can the child transfer the picture? Does he first see the general and then fill the big figure with details, or does he burrow into small fragments? That is, it is necessary to determine whether there are difficulties with seeing the general and dividing into parts.
The inability to see the whole can lead to problems with handwriting and writing numbers, and if the child is also left-handed or left-eyed, then he begins to mirror very strongly. He will confuse the numbers 6 and 9, and this may look like errors in solving examples, but in fact, the space functions are simply “lame”.
Those children who confuse left-right and top-bottom cannot master round clocks for a very long time, up to ten or eleven years. They cannot remember the days of the week and months — they do not line up in a chain, the child does not feel cyclical.
The same thing happens with the number series — not only counting forward from 1 to 20 is important, but also the ability to count backwards. After all, the task is not just to memorize words — the child must understand that this is a kind of digital series, represent a sequence. Here, a good indicator of mastering the skill is the program score. Check how well the child can name every second number or every third number.
Another great way to practice graphomotor functions is to color in doodling. This is a special kind of coloring, where you have to constantly repeat lines and curves. Many parents complain that children do not like to color. In fact, you need to find your topic, your format, your favorite materials — today there is an incredible variety of pencils and felt-tip pens! You can put music under drawing, learn songs at the same time, listen to fairy tales.
About spatial orientation
Mastering space at the level of the body is a very important competence until the age of five: a child must be able to show where his left hand is, where his right hand is, where his forehead, back of the head, etc. It seems strange to adults that you can get confused in these concepts, but for children everything is not at all so simple. Play with your child so that he quickly shows you up, down, left, right. If there is confusion in such exercises, there may be difficulties when the child begins to read, solve examples.
There are so-called correction tests: a piece of paper with lines/drawings/letters/numbers is given and the task, for example, is to find the letter «A». And the child looks through this sheet line by line and looks for the right letter — it is extremely important to observe the direction from left to right and from top to bottom. This principle of work must be adhered to in absolutely everything: when you need to color a drawing, read, solve examples, fill in the plates. Left-handed and left-eyed children can start from the middle, get confused — when reading, this will result in them swapping syllables. That is why this skill should be brought to automatism.
Development of attention and memory
The development of attention and memory is important at any age, and it is best to develop these skills through games. You need to work on both visual (memorize pictures and images) and verbal memory (memorize words).
Sometimes you can hear that a child has an excellent memory, because he remembers poetry very well. This is not so: when memorizing poetry, a person has reliance on rhyme, and if you simply dictate words, he can remember them much worse.
If a child is “right hemisphere”, then he thinks in images, not words, and often inaccurately gives out a chain of words proposed for memorization, replacing some word with another by association. It is worth paying attention to this, since such children may have further difficulties with the Russian language, and shortcomings in retelling.
Games for the development of verbal memory
«Chain»: we call the child 5 words that he must repeat. This game can be played at any age, starting with simple subject words that are clearly visualized: sofa, house, forest, wild boar, carrot ; later adding abstract concepts: behavior , gravity, quarantine , etc. In this way, you can also check the child’s vocabulary, along the way filling in the gaps if something turns out to be unfamiliar to him.
«Chain of verbs»: a complicated version of the previous version with nouns. Keep in mind that remembering actions is many times more difficult, so if you get to 10 nouns in a simple “chain”, then there should be 5 verbs. 0007
«Pulling words out of oneself»: a child for a certain period of time (a minute, half a minute) should simply name various objects — cat-dog-forest-river-lake-mouse . Then the objects are replaced by adjectives, that is, words that answer the question «what?», «what?», then verbs. It is important to count how many words the child says — start a «memory diary» and write everything down there. Before school, however, you should not introduce parts of speech, you can simply designate categories — objects, qualities, actions.
«Bridge verb». The essence of the exercise is that you take two words, for example, school and crocodile , and ask the child to compose sentences by adding an action. It is impossible to repeat, it is necessary and possible to play in a group and at high speed, the one who is silent loses. The crocodile goes to school, the crocodile bought the school, the crocodile created the school . The child usually gets tired of mentioning simple actions, then he can be given complex verbs, thereby also expanding his vocabulary, adding an emotional sphere: the crocodile does not trust the school, the crocodile is upset at the school . You can add complex verbs — the crocodile analyzes / finances / advertises the school .
Point. This exercise turns out to be very difficult for hyperactive children, because they often have low muscle tone, they are a little loose, it is difficult for them to exert themselves for a long time (clasp their hands in a lock, sit and hold their back). In this exercise, the guys are given the task to look at one point for as long as possible — prolonged retention of muscle tone is very closely related to the ability to concentrate and hold attention.
The importance of speed
Why is speed important in exercise? Attention suffers in hyperactive children, and there is a false idea that if such a child is seated and instilled with something for a long time, this will increase attention. Of course, this is a delusion.
A hyperactive child works at high speed, switches attention from object to object. Therefore, the only way to keep him on one object for a long time is just to maintain this speed, not to let him switch and get distracted, to keep up the pace.
Speed is a very good brain trainer. Recent experiments with an encephalograph have shown that when a person is limited in time to solve a problem, a huge number of zones begin to activate.
In this context, tongue twisters are also great — this is the development of memory, and the training of diction, and the inclusion in the work of the premotor cortex, which is responsible for seriality, the chain of movement. At preschool and early school age, this zone has not yet been completely formed, and therefore continuous writing and continuous reading is not obtained.
We bring all things to high speed — pronunciation of the address, the name of the months of the year, days of the week, tongue twisters, rules. The longer you stay in this game with words, the more memory is trained, voluntary attention is stretched.
About speed reading
Speaking about speed reading, I would like to note that 10 years ago, when the term was just coming into wide use, well-read children who wanted to speed up came to courses. Today, these are mostly difficult-to-read children — dyslexia has become a very common phenomenon among modern children.
In fact, for children in grades 1-2, it would be more correct to call our classes a setting of a reading technique, which, in turn, further leads to a greater speed of reading and assimilation of information.
In the classroom, we are actively working on oculomotor functions, the ability to control our movements. Try asking your child to do the “pendulum” exercise: the eyes look in one direction, and the tongue in the other, and then we change direction. Does he control his eyes, do they obey him?
We also work a lot on crossing the median line of the body. In our childhood, it was not without reason that there were many such exercises in physical education — touch the opposite knee with the elbow, bring the right palm to the foot of the left leg, etc. They are very important for the development of interhemispheric connections.
It is very difficult for a child with an immature corpus callosum to cross the midline of the body — to take the left ear with the right hand, for example. These kids do everything halfway. He can read, then a blink of the eyes, a stop, the child gets lost and loses the line. We also work a lot on this topic as part of the ball correction course — there the median line is constantly crossed. Therefore, play different fingers, throw balls, work with balancing boards.
About the experience of online learning
The transition to the format of online classes, if we are talking about students, was easier for those who already had some experience of group collaboration, knowledge of the rules. Some of the children showed even better results than when working face-to-face in class. Difficulties arose in hyperactive boys with undeveloped ideas about discipline.
From the point of view of the classes themselves, there is a lack of physical activity, because in the class on the courses that I teach, we move a lot, perform complex movements, steps, crawls, maintain balance, work with balls. It is difficult to fully conduct these classes without involvement and live contact.
On the contrary, new opportunities have opened up for some courses with the transition to an online format. Both short reading and matrix writing have been surprisingly harmoniously transferred to online rails. Due to the fact that the visual field and attention of the child are somehow limited by the size of the screen, it was possible to introduce some new exercises that are hardly feasible when working in the classroom.
As for the work of a teacher, then, of course, with online learning it is more difficult to keep the group, the attention of the children, to maintain the pace of the lesson, to monitor the inclusion. However, everything turned out to be feasible. Not without serious support from our parents, but we lived through this difficult stage, gained new experience — you need to see the positive aspects in everything.
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Neural networks for creating images
1. Russian DALL-E — a neuron from Sberbank, creates images according to the description, the advantage is the recognition of many languages
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2. Fusion Brain is another Sber development. Creates, redraws, draws, combines images into one.
3. DALL·E 2 (openai.com) (images) — for creating images, supports adding details to generated images or making other changes to them. Of the minuses, the ban on the use of the Russian audience.
4. Trending Dreams | Deep Dream Generator — generates a new image based on yours, you can choose a painting style from different places or periods.
5. Lexica (lexica.art) — creating high-quality paintings in any style and a huge database of interesting images, like many, while free.
6. https://www.artbreeder.com/ — in addition to generating images, a new collage generation function has appeared, and it can also create a masterpiece according to your drawing, sketch. Free and available to absolutely everyone.
7. Deepai (deepai.org) — creates images, edits the picture sent to him, for example, upon request, he can change hair color, change clothes, background, style, add a crown or some other attribute.
8. Starryai is a simple and clear generator of pictures and realistic photos.
9. Fotor — creates images and real works of art of various complexity, and also removes the background from your photo, creates faces, adds effects and filters, improves the quality of photos.
10. Dream — surreal image designs, very imaginative AI. There is an application.
11. Images.AI is a free neural network for creating images without registration.
12. Stability AI — you can generate images on the site or in the application.
13. Hotpot.ai — creates a painting on a text request. The creators warn that AI does not always follow directions exactly and adds its own vision to creation.
14. Stable Diffusion Online — can create an image for free according to the description without registration.
15. Midjourney is a popular free service that creates high-quality images according to the description for every taste, but for this you need to read the instructions and practice a little.
16. Ostagram — combines several pictures into one. You need to add images and choose a style from those offered. It seemed complicated, inconvenient and processing 21 min.
17. Deep Nostalgia – literally brings photos to life; technology creates face animation.
18. Animated drawings — brings your drawings and sketches to life.
19. https://www.craiyon.com/ — can draw images from any text prompt or photo for free.
20. Lensa is an all-in-one AI-powered image editing application (retouch, de-blemish, background pickup, filters, edge enhancement.
21. QQ World AI Painter — turns photos into anime.
22. Experiments with Google — makes funny drawings, caricatures out of photos.
23. Dezgo — edit your images with text descriptions and generate uncensored images.
24. pornpen.ai – neural network marked 18+, adult content creation.
25. Mage is a free service for generating images from a description or photo.
26. Photo AI — a virtual photo studio, you can create photo models and conduct «photo shoots» with them, saving on real ones for one.
27. TattoosAI — generates tattoo designs for a fee.
28. Visual ChatGPT — for editing images directly in the chat. For example, it removes any objects, changes their color, knows what objects are in the photo. Can be generated.
29. Pebblely AI — creates beautiful photos of the product (goods), suitable for creating content for social networks.
30. Image Creator in Microsoft Bing is a DALL-E-based beautiful image generator built into the Microsoft browser. Use is free. In Russia, it currently works only through VPN.
1. AI Art Generator: Create Stunning AI Art — Known for having more algorithms and options than other AI painting generators, it’s very easy for beginners to get started, create photos and videos.
2. Runway — creates videos and images, expands or removes the background, gets rid of unnecessary details, makes pictures move.
3. colorize.cc is an AI service that colorizes black and white photos and videos and restores them.
4. Creatosaurus — everything is possible here! — collect ideas, create graphics, write AI content, edit videos, schedule posts, etc.
Neural networks for creating videos
1. vidyo.ai — Create social media-ready short clips from your long videos using AI.
2. wonderdynamics.com — automatically animates, lights and composes CG characters.
Neural network for creating logos
1. Looka — Enter your company name and choose the logo styles, colors and symbols you like. AI will offer logo options.
2. LogoAi.com — like the previous one, creates a logo and branded accessories (bags, caps, glasses, t-shirts, stationery).
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These services will help improve the quality of the image
2. Free icons, illustrations, photos and music (icons8.ru)
3. waifu2x (udp.jp)
5. Let’s Enhance
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