A great way to get kindergarteners and grade 1 students writing is with these free sight word story starters!
Click on the link for free story starters that you can download. The story starters consist of sight words, organized in order from Preprimer sight words on, complete with blank dotted lines, and an illustration to color in to help with the writing. Have the children describe the characters in the pictures. They can write about the setting (place, time) and actions.