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. I began each morning with a positive and challenging thought for my students. After I retired, I thought, “These are great writing prompts and need to be in the hands of teachers and particularly parents, to use with their children.” I organized them using a different character-building theme for each month. I love to see students challenged to think!
Here’s an example:
April 12 “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it’s not.” (Dr. Seuss) Dr. Seuss liked to write rhymes. What do you think this rhyme means?
Buy a couple of journals, one for you and one for your child. Read the quote and the question and discuss it a little. You both write your response. You don’t have to write a lot, just a few sentences. Remember, children imitate their parents. If they see you are enjoying writing, it will be fun for them too. When feelings are expressed, bonds are created.
Check out the book and let me know what you think. It’s on Amazon and also here on my website.