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Creative Writing Journal Prompts

Instructor: David Wood

David has taught Honors Physics, AP Physics, IB Physics and general science courses. He has a Masters in Education, and a Bachelors in Physics.

Creative writing journals allow students to practice their skills and learn to better observe the world. Try some of these ideas for creative writing journals and prompts that you could use in your classroom.

Creative Writing Journals

Creative writing journals can be a useful way to provide students with consistent writing practice. They can improve writing, aid memory, and encourage kids to observe people around them. There are many different types of creative writing journals: journals for actual pieces of writing, journals for ideas and observations, and journals for free writing. Let's take a look at a few of these types of journals, and some prompts that would be appropriate for students of many ages.

Writing Journal Prompts

One kind of journal students can keep in a classroom is simply a regular journal that helps them practice their writing. You can ask students to write about a different topic each day, allowing them to dedicate a significant amount of time to creating short pieces of writing. Here are a few possible writing journal prompts:

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