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Help with journal prompts

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive March 2007: Help with journal prompts
By Tink on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 09:04 pm:

My ds (7yo) is not keeping up with his grade level in writing. I'm trying to boost his ability by giving him a journal topic each afternoon to give him some extra practice. So far, I've come up with "What superpowers would you like to have?", "Tell me about your dream vacation" and "How would you design a video game. Tell me about the characters and story line."

Can you give me some other topics for him to write about or point me to a resource online? I know there has to be some lists for homeschoolers but I don't have a clue how to look for them and I'd like to give him prompts that will be fairly easy for him to write about since he's having so much difficulty with it. Thanks, ladies!:)

By Mrsheidi on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 09:09 pm:

Journal Topics

Hope this helps!!

By Yjja123 on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 09:10 pm:

look here
http://www.tooter4kids.com/journal_writing.htm

By Trina~moderator on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 09:15 pm:

Another approach... Go through old magazines and cut out pictures that may spark an idea for a story. Glue them at the top of each journal entry page or keep them in a "Story Prompt" box. I did this when I was teaching. Examples: A picture of a frustrated looking baseball player - "Why does this ball player look frustrated?" A skier going over moguls - "What do you think is going through this skier's mind right now?" The possibilities are endless! Of course, while browsing through magazines keep in mind things that will catch your DS's interest. HTH. :)

By Reds9298 on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 09:47 pm:

Ditto everyone else and along the lines of Trina...for journaling ideas when I taught, I made up a small paper bag with a small toy or two to be a "story starter". Something he enjoys, something he's into. It really sparks creativity and imagination. Having a story bag everyday/night might interest/motivate him, and you can ask leading questions like Trina suggested. Good luck!

By Tink on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 10:18 pm:

Wow! I hoped that several of the teachers would chime in but this is great. Thanks to each and every one of you. {{{Hugs}}}

By Cat on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 10:27 pm:

Try this link. I got it in a teacher resource email today. :)


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