Picture Writing Prompts are a fun way to encourage your students to use descriptive language and adjectives when they write. Thee 9 writing pages will be a fun and engaging addition to your writing center!
Getting my kindergarten students excited and inspired to write is always my main goal when I am thinking of my guided writing lessons. I like coming up with different ways to work on writing skills and find unique prompts. These Be Creative pages have been a huge hit with my students.
Picture writing prompts
Each of the prompts comes with a picture that students can decorate the way they want. Let them get creative and thinking about what they want their picture to look like.
I’ve included 9 different pictures to choose from: house, park, car, doll, superhero, action figure, ice cream cone, cupcake, cake. Pick a different one out for each lesson, or let your students decide!
Once they are done coloring in the picture, they can now write about their creation. You can encourage descriptive words and adjectives in their writing. Do a whole group or guided writing lesson before they begin writing. That way, you can teach them how to use descriptive language when they write.
Encourage them to write, and if they need extra guidance, ask them questions about their picture. When they answer, pick out the adjectives and point them out to them. This way, they can start recognizing how they can add descriptive language to their writing.
Not every student will have the same writing skills. I have written about knowing when to slow down, and differentiating your writing center. It is important to recognize that not all students are working at the same level. Providing the right supports and tools is important to all students’ success.
I’ve made these picture writing prompts in 3 different formats:
- 3-lines with a sentence starter
This way, you can pick the page and style that best suits your students.
More kindergarten writing
Setting up a writing center is a great way to dedicate a space in your classroom to building this skill. I have a Writing Journal Freebie that I incorporate into my classroom routine. My students also complete a page of their Memory Journals every month and we create class books together.
It’s important to me that my students see themselves as writers, and that they find their creative writing voice. These picture writing prompts are just one way I incorporate that into my classroom environment:
What are some of your students’ favourite writing activities? Let me know in the comments!