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Journal Prompts for Middle School

77 Journal Prompts for Middle School Students (Part 3/3)— Journaling is an awesome way to keep middle school students writing frequently and to help them develop a consistent voice and tone.

Writing Ideas and Journal Starters for Middle School Students

Inspiration for the School Year

During middle school, students are beginning to delve into more complex topics that cannot be addressed in elementary school classrooms.

At the same time, they are expanding their critical thinking skills. As such, writing is an important element in every middle school subject, ranging from science to art and literature. In addition, writing is used as a tool to help middle school students prepare for the high school experience.

The middle school years are an important stage of education, where students are expected to build on the foundation that they laid in elementary school and where they will begin striving toward larger goals as they work toward high school.

With this in mind, teachers should make writing a top priority in their lesson plans, and they should make an effort to help students learn to love the writing process.

Journaling to Encourage Creative Thinking and more…

Teachers of all subjects and across all grade levels in middle school will find journaling to be a useful tool within their classrooms.

Journaling encourages writers to think creatively and to use their own minds.

The journal prompts for middle school kids listed below are designed for students to use as a starting point, and…

Many teachers are amazed at how every student can uncover an individual approach to the given prompt.

So get to it and use these prompts today. I think you’ll be glad you did.

77 Journal Prompts for Middle School (Part 3)

  1. Here are 5 great things about me.
  2. What would happen if children ruled the world?
  3. What would happen if there were no cars, buses, trains, boats, or planes? How would this change your life?
  4. What if everyone lived underwater? Where would people live? What games would children play? What would school be like?
  5. What would happen if you found gold in your backyard?
  6. I taught someone how to…
  7. Oh, no, it snowed and I can’t…
  8. The house was so quiet, but then I heard…
  9. If you could have been someone in history, who would you have been?
  10. If you could only take 3 people with you on a trip around the world, who would you take and why?
  11. If you could give any gift in the world, what would you give and to whom?
  12. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
  13. If you received any sum of money as a gift, what would you do with it?
  14. What would happen if animals could talk? What questions would you like to ask them?
  15. Imagine that you can become invisible whenever you wanted to? What are some of the things you would do?
  16. What would you do if you were in the middle of the lake and your boat springs a leak?
  17. What would you do if you suddenly woke up in another country and no one could understand a word you said! What would you do?
  18. Write a poem about your favorite person, favorite animal or pet, or favorite place.
  19. What is your dream vacation?
  20. This morning I looked out my window and to my great surprise, I saw…
  21. The best month of the year is…
  22. This is how I make a snowman…
  23. This past weekend was great because…
  24. I help my mother by…
  25. I help my father by…
  26. If I were a snowflake I would…
  27. If I were____, I would…
  28. If I were 10 years older, I could…
  29. I feel so sorry for….(why?)
  30. If I could trade places with someone it would be _____. (Why?)
  31. If I couldn’t sleep…
  32. Plans for this weekend are…
  33. My Favorite Movie is…
  34. Wally Whale was lost so he…
  35. Mmmmm! I love the smell and taste of…..
  36. If I could fly I would….
  37. I turned on the radio and there wasn’t any school because….
  38. My teacher thinks I…
  39. If there were no rules, what do you think would happen?
  40. If you owned a store, what would you do to discourage people from stealing from you?
  41. If you could participate in an Olympic event, which one would you choose and why?
  42. Read a Non-Fiction book and write a reading response on it.
  43. If I could give someone in class a valentine, it would be_____, because… (Then design one for that person)
  44. Living in a log cabin would be fun because…
  45. If I could be famous I would like to be….
    Journal Prompts for Middle School Kids
  46. I get excited when…
  47. I love to play in the snow and…
  48. If the world were made of candy…
  49. If I could rule the world I would…
  50. If I were the teacher I would change…
  51. Winter Vacation
  52. The sleepy bear woke up from hibernation because…
  53. Yesterday afternoon I…
  54. Dear_____, (your favorite author)
  55. My favorite sport is…
  56. My favorite book is…
  57. If I could improve on_____ I would be…
  58. Olivia Octopus had so much to do she…
  59. Math is_____ because…
  60. I love science, especially when…
  61. I felt like crying when…
  62. My bedroom has…
  63. A Poem About Balloons
  64. Popcorn tastes so good when…
  65. Blowing bubbles is…
  66. What color is the wind?
  67. It bugs me when…
  68. As the cage door slowly opened…
  69. Write a Color Poem
  70. Dear Leprechaun…
  71. If I found a pot of gold…
  72. A rainbow is like…
  73. I wish I could…
  74. If I could be anybody in the world I would be….because…
  75. I like to do my homework in _____because…
  76. My favorite holiday cookies are… or My favorite foods are…
  77. If I owned a toy store I would…

I hope you enjoyed these fabulous journal prompts for middle school students. These ideas can be used in the classroom as well as at home. They are also good for reluctant writers or your more confident ones.

Of course, teachers and parents can build off of these or customize them to fit their own unique needs.

More Journal Writing Prompts and Fun Writing Prompts

Here are some links to more prompt resources:

Journal prompts for middle school students should help spark creativity and allow students to grow their imaginations while writing. These prompts, along with any others that you come up with, can be used to keep students writing as frequently as possible.

Don’t wait until tomorrow. Get to it today and have your middle school kids grab their pen or pencil and their notebook or laptop and get writing. No doubt, doing so will help them to improve their writing skills.

Ok, that’s it for now. We hope you enjoy using this listing of 77 middle school writing prompts.

Until next time, write on…

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