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First Grade (Grade 1) Writing Questions

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Grade 1 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.1.1
Read the sentences.

Halloween happens in fall. Pumpkins grow in fall. Fall is my favorite season. It is cool outside. I go to football games. I really love fall.

Which sentence is a fact?
  1. Halloween happens in fall.
  2. Fall is my favorite season.
  3. I really love fall.
Grade 1 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.1.1
Read the sentences.

I will change something at school. I will give kids more recess. Recess is too short. Kids do not have time to play. Recess should be one hour long. That is the change I will make at school.

What is the main opinion in these sentences?
  1. School is boring.
  2. Kids need more recess.
  3. Kids can play outside at recess.
Grade 1 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.1.1
Read the sentences.

Do you have a favorite holiday? My favorite holiday is Valentine's Day. It is a day to show people you love them. I make a card for my mom. It is called a valentine. My mom gives me a card. She gives me chocolate. Valentine's Day makes me feel special.

Which sentence shows the answer to the main question?
  1. My favorite holiday is Valentine's Day.
  2. It is a day to show people you love them.
  3. Valentine's Day makes me feel special.
Grade 1 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.5, W.1.5
Rate each piece of writing with a 1, 2, 3, or 4.

     3     Dinner was good. We had spaghetti and meatballs. It is my favorite meal.

     1     Dinner was good.

     2     Dinner was good. We had spaghetti and meatballs.

     4     Dinner was good. We had spaghetti and meatballs. It is my favorite meal. We eat it every Friday.
Grade 1 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.1.1
Read the sentences.

I will change something at school. I will give kids more recess. Recess is too short. Kids do not have time to play. Recess should be one hour long. That is the change I will make at school.

What is one detail the writer could add?
  1. I like to go down the slide.
  2. Recess is 15 minutes long.
  3. We have recess after lunch.
Grade 1 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.1.1
Read the sentences.

Halloween happens in fall. Pumpkins grow in fall. Fall is my favorite season. It is cool outside. I go to football games. I really love fall.

Which sentence is an opinion?
  1. It is cool outside.
  2. I go to football games.
  3. I really love fall.
Grade 1 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.1.1
Read the sentences.

I like the ant better. The ant is little. It is cute. The fly is annoying. It lands on my food.

What is one reason the writer likes the ant better than the fly?
  1. The ant is cute.
  2. The ant is annoying.
  3. The ant lands on food.
Grade 1 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.1.1
Which choice puts the following sentences in order?

1. It sticks in my teeth.
2. It also has a terrible taste.
3. I do not like spinach.
  1. 1, 2, 3
  2. 3, 2, 1
  3. 3, 1, 2
Grade 1 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.2, W.1.2
Which choice puts the following sentences in order?

1. My mom used to be a student.
2. Then she graduated.
3. Now she is a doctor.
4. She was studying to be a doctor.
  1. 1, 4, 2, 3
  2. 1, 2, 3, 4
  3. 1, 3, 4, 2
Grade 1 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.5, W.1.5
Rate each piece of writing with a 1, 2, 3, or 4.

     3     This is Sarah. She is my best friend.

     1     This is Sarah.

     4     This is Sarah. She is my best friend. We like to go to the park together.

     2     This is Sarah. She is my friend.
Grade 1 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.1.1
Read the sentences.

I like the ant better. The ant is little. It is cute. The fly is annoying. It lands on my food.


What would make a good title for these sentences?
  1. All About Insects
  2. Why I Like Picnics
  3. The Ant or the Fly?
Grade 1 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.1.1
Read the sentences.

I like the ant better. The ant is little. It is cute. The fly is annoying. It lands on my food.

What is one reason the writer does not like the fly?
  1. The fly is little.
  2. They fly is annoying.
  3. The fly lands on the food.
Grade 1 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.5, W.1.5
Rate each piece of writing with a 1, 2, 3, or 4.

     2     It was dark outside.

     1     It was dark.

     3     It was dark outside. The wind was blowing.

     4     It was dark outside. The wind was blowing through the trees.
Grade 1 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.5, W.1.5
Rate each piece of writing with a 1, 2, 3, or 4.

     4     This is my teacher. Her name is Mrs. Temple. She loves math and reading. I like her a lot.

     1     This is my teacher.

     2     This is my teacher. Her name is Mrs. Temple.

     3     This is my teacher. Her name is Mrs. Temple. I like her a lot.
Grade 1 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.1.1
Read the sentences.

Halloween happens in fall. Pumpkins grow in fall. Fall is my favorite season. It is cool outside. I go to football games. I really love fall.

Which topic did the writer write about?
  1. What do you do in fall?
  2. What is your favorite season?
  3. When does the weather become cool?
Grade 1 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.1.1
Read the sentences.

Halloween happens in fall. Pumpkins grow in fall. Fall is my favorite season. It is cool outside. I go to football games. I really love fall.

What is the conclusion?
  1. Halloween happens in fall.
  2. It is cool outside.
  3. I really love fall.
Grade 1 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.1.1
Read the sentences.

I will change something at school. I will give kids more recess. Recess is too short. Kids do not have time to play. Recess should be one hour long. That is the change I will make at school.

What is the conclusion?
  1. Kids do not have time to play.
  2. Recess should be one hour long.
  3. That is the change I will make at school.
Grade 1 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.1.1
Read the sentences.

I will change something at school. I will give kids more recess. Recess is too short. Kids do not have time to play. Recess should be one hour long. That is the change I will make at school.

What topic did the writer write about?
  1. Why do kids like recess?
  2. How long should recess be?
  3. What is one change you would make at school?
Grade 1 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.1.1
Which choice puts the following sentences in order?

1. Ice cream is very good.
2. It is full of sugar.
3. However, ice cream is not very healthy.
4. Do you like to eat ice cream?
  1. 1, 2, 3, 4
  2. 4, 3, 2, 1
  3. 4, 1, 3, 2
Grade 1 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.1.1
Which choice puts the following sentences in order?

1. They are also fun to play with.
2. They are very friendly.
3. Dogs make the best pets.
  1. 1, 2, 3
  2. 2, 1, 3
  3. 3, 2, 1
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