What to Write in a Journal

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What to Write in a Journal

Special Note to Our Readers: These What to Write in a Journal Topics for Kids may be easily modified or customized for writers of all ages. 

Middle school students are in a unique stage of life. They are more mature than they were in elementary school, which means that they can engage in more in-depth discussions in the classroom and contribute their own ideas and opinions. At the same time, they are still young enough to be eager and excited about learning. They have not quite reached that agitated teenage phase where they are too cool for school.

What to Write in a Journal Prompts for Kids

Recognizing this, teachers should take advantage of this fleeting stage in their students’ lives, and instill in them a love of writing. It is easy to do this when journaling is a part of the daily classroom routine.

Middle school teachers across all grades and subject levels can implement journaling opportunities into their lesson plans. By writing in classroom journals, students can explore new topics and ideas, perfect paragraph structure, provide evidence for their opinions and theories, and also improve their narrative writing.

Writing should be a top priority for middle school students because they will need well-developed writing skills before they head to high school.

73 What to Write in a Journal Ideas for Kids

The key to getting students to love their journals is to provide the best journal topics for them. These journal topics will spark creativity in your students and will help students feel invested in the work that they do. Ok, without further ado, here is the list of writing prompts for students.

  1. Colors are like…
  2. It is so much fun to collect…
  3. If I were a kite I would…
  4. The wind lifted me so high it…
  5. My favorite book this year has been….why?
  6. I’m not afraid of…
  7. I’d love to sell my…
  8. This is a tall tale about…
  9. Peter decided to…
  10. This is what I want to do this weekend.
  11. What do you think the world needs now?
  12. What do you think your friends say to each other when you’re not around?
  13. What do you think about the amount of violence on T.V.?
  14. What do you think about people polluting the environment?
  15. What do you think about having set rules for people to follow?
  16. If I could get more money for my allowance, I would…
  17. What shall I do tomorrow?
  18. What is your favorite holiday? What makes this holiday special?
  19. What is your favorite day of the week?
  20. What is your favorite month? Why?
  21. If I could come dressed as a character from a book it would be…because…
  22. Turtles are good for…
  23. Tell a whopper of a tale.
  24. This is why my homework wasn’t done.
  25. Write a poem about the rain, or about raindrops.
  26. Birds are…
  27. I used to be…but now I…
  28. Ahhhh! I love to hear…
  29. My favorite snack is…because…
  30. Today is a special day because _______. Why is this special to you?
  31. Are you happy today? Why?
  32. Sunshine makes me feel like…
  33. I see_____ popping out of the garden
  34. This is what I want to do this weekend.
  35. I would rather be in _____ then in school, because…
  36. Picking each flower with care…
  37. Write a poem about spring.
  38. What are junk foods?
    Middle School Journal Writing Prompts
  39. What are some nutritious foods that you like?
  40. What are some rules you have to follow at home?
  41. What are some examples of prejudice?
  42. When I was little, you…
  43. When people tease me I…
  44. If I were a bird I’d…
  45. What is in this dark cave?
  46. If I could live in a treehouse I’d…
  47. What if you could walk up walls and across ceilings?
  48. What would happen if you loved your neighbor as yourself? What if everyone did?
  49. What would happen if you grew taller than trees? How would this change your life?
  50. What would you do if a bully bothered you on your way home?
  51. Twenty years from now, I will… (Draw a picture to go with this.)
  52. The next day, Goldilocks went back to…
  53. If I were a character in a book, I’d be _______________________________ because…
  54. Living in the rainforest would be fun because…
  55. What is the best birthday present you ever received?
  56. What would you do if you were president of the United States?
  57. You have an extra $100,000 to give away; you cannot spend it on yourself. What would you do with the money?
  58. The qualities that make a best friend are…
  59. If you were an insect, what kind would you be and why?
  60. Describe your room at home in detail. What are you proudest of and why?
  61. Using a current controversy… Do you agree with the decision? Why? Would you change if anything? What?
  62. How do you feel when it’s your birthday? Why?
  63. How do you feel on the first day of winter? Why?
  64. How would you feel if you were going to be on a show? Why?
  65. How do you feel when you do something wrong?
  66. School is fun because…
  67. What would you do if you got a present you didn’t like?
  68. What would you do if you were at home and your homework was at school?
  69. What would you do if you dropped the cookie jar and it broke?
  70. My favorite book that my teacher read this year was _______________________________, because…
  71. I would now like to read _______________________________ over the summer because……
  72. I would like to get (teacher) _______________________________ next year because I heard…
  73. If I could invite one person over my house it would be____ because…

Middle School Writing Prompts links to Part 1  &  Part 3

These What to Write in Journal topics for students can be modified or customized to meet the unique needs of your classroom. Whether you are a history teacher who works with sixth-grade students or a science teacher who is introducing biology to eighth-grade students, you can use journal topics for to help improve your students’ writing skills. When you make writing fun, your students will want to keep on writing into high school

Until next time, write on…

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