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First Grade Informational Writing - How To Prompt Worksheets

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    Editable:  Google Slides

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    Pages:  10

  • Curriculum

    Curriculum:  CCSS, TEKS

  • Grade

    Grade:  K - 2

Help your first graders learn how to write an informational piece using these handy writing prompt worksheets

Informational Writing for 1st Graders – “How To” Writing Prompt Worksheet Bundle

Do you need informational writing ideas for first graders? Do you struggle with how to teach informational writing at the primary level? If so, this resource may be necessary to guide your students into becoming informational writing superstars!

Each worksheet in this resource provides the student with a thought-provoking “How To” question prompt. Students will draw the steps needed to complete the process and use the primary-style writing lines to develop their own piece of quality informational writing. The resource includes engaging informational prompts such as:

  • How to Make a Peanut Butter Sandwich
  • How to Wash Your Hands
  • How to Brush Your Teeth
  • How to Build a Snowman

The resource includes ten worksheets covering ten different how-to informational writing topics for kindergarten, first-grade, and possibly even second-grade students. Simply print the sheet you need, and you’re off on the journey to amazing informational writing samples. 

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity for:

  • Guided writing groups 
  • Formative Assessment
  • Lesson wrap-up
  • Fast finishers 
  • Homework assignment

To challenge students needing acceleration, have them extend their writing into a multi-paragraph piece using our Informational Text Planning Templates

For struggling readers and writers, provide sentence frames for students to build their sentences off of. They could also benefit from talking about their writing before beginning and generating a bank of words or details that they could include.

Easily Download & Print

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the Color PDF or Blackline PDF.

Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen, work through one prompt as a class, and have your students write their paragraphs in their notebooks. 

Don’t stop there! We’ve got more activities to shorten your lesson planning time:  


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Display this poster in your room as a visual reminder of the structure of an informational text.

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Informative Text Writing Task – How Does the Water Cycle Work?

A scaffolded writing task for students to complete when learning about the informative text type.

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Paragraph of the Week PowerPoint - Informative Paragraphs

A Paragraph of the Week PowerPoint presentation to use when setting up this writing strategy in your classroom.

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