I love to have my students write daily. The writer’s workshop is one way to encourage authentic writing. Journal prompts can also be fun for students. I have two ways that I try to incorporate journal prompts into my classroom.
I have two different ways I present journal strips to my students. One way to use these are as cut-part strips. Students are given a sheet of five prompts and can choose one to write on. They cut the journal strip out and glue it into their notebook and write away! This process gives them cutting, glueing and writing practice.
This year I laminated each month of prompts and put them onto a binder ring. During morning meetings or just when we have a few minutes to spare, I read a prompt from the month. Since these are open-ended questions, it encourages the students to answer with more than a yes or no. It’s a great way to practice answering in a complete sentence. My students have really enjoyed these this year!
Do you use journal prompts in your classroom?
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