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1st Grade Common Core Worksheets

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts (ELA) provide a framework of educational expectations for students in reading, writing, and other language skills. The goals of the CCSS ELA are broken out by grade and subject area, including Reading: Literature, Reading: Informational Text, Foundational Skills, Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language. First graders can meet some of these learning goals with adult support and are expected to master the basics of the early stages of reading fiction and non-fiction books, learn writing and language basics, and learn to listen and speak in a group setting. See the subheadings for each ELA category for more information on the specific expectations for students.

1st Grade CCSS: Language

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For first graders, these standards will help them begin to grasp the basic grammar and style rules for the English Language. This Common Core State Standard (CCSS) area focuses on helping students learn…

1st Grade CCSS: Reading: Foundational Skills

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For first graders, these standards will help them understand the alphabet, printed writing, and all the most fundamental concepts of the English language as it appears when written. Not to be confused with the…

1st Grade CCSS: Reading: Informational Text

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For first graders, these standards will help them tackle reading non-fiction texts. For this grade those texts can include picture books and adult support can be offered to emerging readers. However, the Common…

1st Grade CCSS: Reading: Literature

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For first graders, these worksheets will help them become proficient at reading fictional literature, which can includes storybooks and poems. The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) encourage students to take on…

1st Grade CCSS: Writing

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For first graders, these standards will help them become strong writers. This Common Core State Standard (CCSS) area focuses on helping students learn to write, edit, publish and collaborate, because this grade…

1st Grade Speaking and Listening

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For first graders, these standards focus on learning to speak and listen as they master the English language. This Common Core State Standard (CCSS) area focuses on helping students learn to work and speak…

Free Creative Writing Worksheets

This section of our web site features over 100 creative writing activities for young people. These printable classroom materials include thank you notes, blank themed writing paper, poetry activities, and more. It is our hope that your students enjoy all aspects of the writing process and learn about themselves and the world around them in the process.

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Creative Writing Worksheets

Creative Corner - Story starter worksheets for the budding young author.

Poetry Worksheets and Activities

My Alphabet Poem - Choose from two page designs and write a poem about yourself beginning each line with a letter of the alphabet.
Months of the Year Acrostic Poems - This file includes 12 pages, one for each month of the year, providing students with the opportunity to write a new poem each month.
Spring Acrostic Poem - Write a poem about spring and begin each line with a letter from the word spring.
Sunflower Acrostic Poem - Write a cheerful, acrostic poem about sunflowers!
Autumn Acrostic Poem - Write a poem about this season using the letters in the word autumn.
Super Bowl Acrostic Poem - Write a poem and begin each line with a letter from the words Super Bowl.
Football Acrostic Poem - Write a poem about football and begin each line with a letter from the word football.

Quotation Worksheets and Activities

Quote Worksheet 11 - Read the quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson and write what it means to you.
Quote Worksheet 10 - Should you be like everyone else<
Quote Worksheet 9 - Was Charles Dickens giving his readers advice when he wrote this? Write about what this advice means.
Quote Worksheet 8 - Do you think Helen Keller said this because she was deaf and blind?
Quote Worksheet 7 - Henry David Thoreau has a simple thought full of meaning. Write about it!
Quote Worksheet 6 - This quote from John Adams is a great talking point for history class!
Quote Worksheet 5 - Read this quote. Do you think Nathan Hale was patriotic?
Quote Worksheet 4 - Read this quote from Abigail Adams then write what it means to you and list three ways in which young people can be of service to others.
Quote Worksheet 3 - Thomas Paine is quoted here on the importance of character. Can you write about character then list three honorable character traits?
Quote Worksheet 2 - Read this quote from Thomas Jefferson, write about it and tell about a time you rebelled.
Quote Worksheet 1 - Do you agree or disagree with Benjamin Franklin? Either way, write about it!

Miscellaneous Creative Writing and Language Arts Worksheets

Story Solutions - Write an ending to each brief story.
Seed Story Worksheet 3121 - Write a story to accompany the pictures.
Creative Writing Activity 1 - Write a story to go with the picture of a boy showing his mother something in a box. For primary grades.
Creative Writing Activity 2 - Write a short story about what this cowboy sees in the package. For upper elementary grades.
A Serious Question - This file includes a coloring page with the poem A Serious Question and a worksheet page in which students re-write the poem and draw a picture to accompany it.
Look, Think, and Write Worksheet Set 1 - Select any one of ten different illustrations for your students to write about.
Write a Story 1 - Write a story to accompany the picture of a boy chasing a frog.
My Favorite Things - On these four pages you students will write about such things as their favorite toy, foods, and activities. Students will also illustrate each favorite thing they write about.
Stegosaurus Words Make words using the letters in stegosaurus, color the picture, and list facts you know or learn about this dinosaur.
Pachycephalosaurus - List facts and make words from the letters in this dinosaurs name.
My Feelings - First, students will complete the data sheet about things that make them happy, sad, afraid, etc. Students will use the information to write a book of acrostic poetry about their feelings. This activity requires five sheets of paper to make the book.
When I Went to. . . - Students will write about a place they have been to.
Biography - Write a short biography about someone you know.
My Vacation Journal - Help your students continue to improve their writing and fine motor skills this summer. This 38 page printable book includes a full 14 days of writing activities as well as a place to draw pictures and add photographs.

Stationery and Writing Paper

Friendly Spider Paper - This file includes three styles of writing paper adorned with cute spiders. Print the style of paper best suited to your child or students for their next Halloween writing activity.
Fall Stationery - This file includes two color and two black and white decorated papers, lined and unlined for drawing.
Fall Stationery Set 2 - Four pages of fall themed writing or drawing paper, two color and two black and white.
President's Day Stationery - Choose the line style you like and have students write about a past or present president.
Tropical Stationery - Four styles of tropical themed paper for writing and drawing activities.
Truck Paper Writing activity - You preschool or kindergarten child can color the truck, write a story, and personalize it by pasting their picture in the cab of the truck!

Themed Thank You Notes

To some, the writing of thank you notes is a lost art. They simply ignore a gift or kindness or perhaps send an email or text message as an acknowledgement. I truly believe your child or students will benefit from the practice of writing thank you notes. They will have the opportunity to practice their handwriting and grammar as well as learn to be grateful when others think of them with a gift or through a kind act. Who can your child thank today?


One thank you note per page for primary grades.
Dog Theme Thank You Note
Whale Theme Thank You Note
Porcupine Theme Thank You Note
Turtle Theme Thank You Note
Mouse Theme Thank You Note
Koala Theme Thank You Note



Two thank you notes per page for upper elementary grades.
Two Dog Theme Thank You Notes
Two Whale Theme Thank You Notes
Two Porcupine Theme Thank You Notes
Two Turtle Theme Thank You Notes
Two Mouse Theme Thank You Notes
Two Koala Theme Thank You Notes



All worksheets created by Tracey Smith.


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