Journal Writing Prompts

  • If I were the teacher, I would…
  • If I could give one piece of advice to any person in history, that advice would be…
  • Describe a dream that you had recently. Provide as many details as possible.
  • The best lesson my grandparent (or parent or any relative) ever taught me was…
  • In 20 years, I will be…
  • Tell about an event in your life that has caused a change in you.
  • I was most angry when…
  • My worst mistake was...
  • If you and your best friend could have a free limo for 24 hours, where would you go and what would you do?
  • You have the freedom to travel to any city or country in the world, where would you go and why?
  • What would you do if you were Prime Minister of Canada?
  • You have an extra $100,000 to give away; you cannot spend it on yourself.
    What would you do with the money?
  • The qualities that make a best friend are…
  • If you were an insect, what kind would you be and why?
  • What is your favorite subject? Why? What is an example of something that you have done in that subject?
  • Who is your favorite teacher? Why? What do/did they do to inspire you?
  • If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
  • If you were the richest person in the world, what would it be like?
  • If you had wings, where would you like to go and why?
  • If you had a magic rock that can grant you three wishes, what would you wish for?
  • If you could eat dinner with any three people, living or dead, who would you choose? Why?
  • If you could become an expert in any subject or activity, what would you choose and why?
  • Create your own holiday. What would we celebrate? What day would we celebrate it on? What customs, special events, and activities would be use to mark the day?
  • My perfect day would be....
  • One thing I'd like to change about the world...
  • One thing I'd like to change about myself...
  • Which color best describes you and why?
  • If I could meet anyone in the world....
  • Pretend you are a raindrop. Where would you land and what would happen along the way?
  • If I had a brontosaurus...
  • I would use a magic wand to...
  • If I were invisible...
  • If I had 3 wishes, I would wish for...
  • Write a letter to the principal explaining what rules you would like him to change and why.
  • If I were principal I would . . .
  • If you could change anything about your life, what would it be and why?
  • Imagine that you could travel back through time. Where would you go and why?
  • If you had three special powers, what would they be and what would you do with them?

 


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