Non-Fiction Writing Prompts for Kindergarten


Total Pages: 45 unique prompts | 135 pages

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Writing is an important skill that needs daily practice. But sometimes it's hard to find the time in your class schedule. This set of non-fiction writing prompts for kindergarten can help you make writing time anytime! This set of non-fiction prompts can be used as part of your plans for math, science, social studies, and of course writing


These non-fiction writing prompts for kindergarten include 45 different topics that are perfect for beginning writers. Topics include hot/cold, needs/wants, push/pull, shadows, dental health, space, 2D and 3D shapes, measurement, insects, living and non-living things, Earth, and more.


This resource includes:

  • 45 pages with a solid sentence starter (great for beginning writers)
  • 45 of the SAME pages with a traceable sentence starter
  • 45 of the SAME pages without a sentence starter (great for independent writers)
  • An optional front cover
  • A blank writing page for students who want to write more
  • A clickable table of contents


Each page includes:

  • Large writing lines specifically for young beginning writers
  • An area for students to illustrate their writing
  • A themed word bank with illustrations.
  • A writing convention checklist


The writing conventions checklist reminds students to:

  • Use a capital letter
  • Put spaces between their words
  • Stretch out the words to spell them
  • Use punctuation
  • Draw a picture


An optional front cover is included if you'd like to turn the pages into a non-fiction writing notebook or journal.


blank page with lines is included for students who would like to write more.


There are 3 differentiated versions included. One version includes the story starters listed below with related pictures and vocabulary words in a solid font. The second version includes the story starters listed below with related pictures and vocabulary words in a traceable font. The final version includes only the pictures and vocabulary words only (no sentence starter).


Sentence Starters: Students use the word bank to complete the sentence on the worksheet. This version is great for small group instruction to provide your writers with support. Use these sentence starter writing prompts for kindergarten or beginning writers. Both solid font and traceable font versions are included.


Word Bank Only: Use this option with your advanced writers. Students use the word bank to help build their own stories. This version is easy to print and place into an independent work center or folder. These are a great transition for more independent writers.


All versions include a writing convention checklist to support students in self-checking their work.

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Non-Fiction Sentence Starters:

  1. Johnny Appleseed
  2. During my apple investigation
  3. My community has
  4. The veterinarian
  5. Something that is hot
  6. Something that is cold
  7. The season is
  8. A pumpkin
  9. Long ago
  10. Today we use
  11. The things I need are
  12. The things I want are
  13. A polar animal
  14. I can push
  15. I can pull
  16. Shadows are made
  17. To brush my teeth
  18. To stay healthy
  19. An American symbol
  20. In outer space
  21. A 2D shape
  22. A 3D shape
  23. I can measure with
  24. Insects have
  25. A butterfly
  26. Flowers need
  27. The ladybug
  28. Frogs
  29. Animals need
  30. A farm animal
  31. A plant has
  32. A living thing 
  33. A non-living thing 
  34. The water cycle
  35. I can see water
  36. Something that sinks
  37. Something that floats
  38. Rainbows can be seen
  39. On a map
  40. On Earth there are
  41. The Earth has
  42. In the desert
  43. In the jungle
  44. The zoo has
  45. In the ocean


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