4 Square Writing Freebie!

Four Square Writing has endless possibilities! You can get it here for free or you can get it by clicking on the picture. I left it blank so you can put in your own topic.

You can check out my previous post about how I used 4 square writing in my classroom during our author study of Jan Brett. The first grade teachers at my school use it for vocabulary words in the morning. It’s great for nonlinguistic representation and for differentiation because some students can draw a picture and other students could just write if they wanted.

Topics I have used in the past with 4 Square Writing:

What does the President Do?
Our Field Trip To…
Four Most Important Parts of the Story
Write the Title of the book in the middle (character, setting, problem, solution)
Four Facts about…
Short vowel words
Vocabulary Words (write it, define it, draw it, write a sentence with it,)
Habitats (write or draw about 4 different types of habitats)

I would love to hear any other ideas you have with four square writing!


  1. Thanks for the freebie! I’m looking forward to giving it a try!
    Polka Dot Kinders

  2. Super way to help students organize their thoughts. Thank you! We are working on pulling out specific evidence from texts to support our answers, so I am definitely going to give this a try 🙂

    The Brown-Bag Teacher

  3. So glad!