Here are 5 more inspiring writing prompts to get your students thinking….
1. “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.” What do you think that means? What about judging people by the way they look? Write about a time you thought bad things about someone and it wasn’t true.
2. “To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it is about, but the music the words make.”(Truman Capote, writer) Today is free writing day. Think of descriptive words and put them down in any order you want. Here’s an idea to get you going. “Wind chimes softly ringing and swaying, is music to my ears.”
3. There is a bumper sticker that says, “If you can read this, thank a teacher.”Who taught you to read? Maybe it was a teacher or parent. How would it feel if you didn’t know how to read?
4. “Teachers affect eternity: they can never tell where their influence stops.”Teacher Appreciation Day is in this month. Write a nice paragraph about your teacher, telling her how she has helped you. Show it to her.
5. “It’s the little things that count.”(saying) What small thing do you own that is very special to you? Maybe it’s a rock or a feather. Tell where you got it, describe it in detail and tell why it means so much to you.
Encourage students to memorize one of the quotes or sayings. Memorization helps the brain develop and retain even more information. Drawing pictures to illustrate the journal entry is fun, and it helps students express their feelings visually.