Posts Tagged ‘Writing Prompts’
Thought for the Day, 365 writing prompts for students
When I was teaching in the elementary grades, I used quotations and sayings as a writing prompt every day. I began each morning with a positive and challenging thought. After I retired, I wanted to share these writing prompts with teachers and parents, to use with their children. I organized them using a different character-building theme…Read More
5 More Journal Writing Prompts
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…Read More
Journal Writing Prompts for May
Journal writing is the best way to teach students to express themselves. It’s short, to the point and if there are thought provoking questions, children are inspired to begin the habit of writing a few sentences. With time, the sentences become paragraphs and children are aware of their opinions. When I was teaching, writing a…Read More
Journal Writing – Just for Fun!
This is a sure-fire way to get your child writing. Buy 2 little blank books. One for your child and one for you. Talk about fun subjects, quotations and sayings, (get ideas from Thought for the Day book or Kid’s Writing Journal.) Try this writing prompt, “If I share what I have, it will make…Read More
Write a love note to your child!
I was reading a blog written by Rhonda Cratty about the importance of writing little notes to our children. This is what she said about sharing a book together. Open a book; sharpen a pencil and write your child a love note about a book you are enjoying together. I promise your words will last…Read More
Journal Writing for Reluctant Writers
Writing can be daunting. So much to remember – spelling, punctuation, paragraphs, opening sentence, closing sentence and all that stuff in between! Our reluctant writers want no part of it, unless it’s short – very short. This is why journal writing is so effective. Kids can get away with a couple of sentences and it…Read More
Why I Wrote Thought for the Day
I love inspiring children to write. During my years in the classroom, I began every morning with an inspiring “Thought for the Day.” Students wrote a short paragraph as a journal entry. The thought for the day was either a quotation or saying that stimulated their thinking skills. The best part was watching them write…Read More
My New Book, Thought for the Day is published!!
Hi everyone, Wow! This has been a busy time for me, getting my new book in print. It’s called Thought for the Day, 365 Journal Writing Prompts to Challenge Students to Write with Purpose and Meaning. When I was teaching in the elementary grades, I used quotations and sayings as a writing prompt every day.…Read More