Creative Writing Journal Prompts with Digital Option for 5th-8th Grade:
This creative writing journal prompts packet contains 42 thought-provoking journal prompts and templates as well as one blank prompt at the end of the packet for 5th-8th grade.
You can make an entire writing journal from the pages in this packet or pick and choose individual writing prompts that can meet the needs of your own students. A small space for a doodle is also included with each printable prompt.
This file contains the following:
- Teacher tips
- 42 creative writing prompts
- One blank template to make your own prompt
- An optional back side for students who need more space to write
NOTE: THIS FILE INCLUDES A DIGITAL DISTANCE LEARNING OPTION!
This product includes a digital option (as well as the no prep printable option). The instructions for utilizing the digital portion appear at the end of the packet.
This PDF file contains 53 pages + Google Slides.
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Rachel Bock –
These are great! I can’t wait to use them with my 6th-7th graders.
Clare D –
Great extension activity for my early finishers
amy A –
AMAZING, used with my ELLs and created a rubric for my expectations. Used this daily to incorporate more writing instruction, sharing out to practice speaking, and formative assessment. Will be using again! Thanks
Kendra Stoppel –
great resource – thanks!
Jill W –
I absolutely love this product!
Tamar P –
Colleen B –
I used this a lot last year and plan to again this year. Creative journal prompts and I like that the paper and lines are included. Thanks!
Heather S –
Great Resource! I am so excited to try this out with my students. Thank You!
Shronda S –
Students find the prompts easy to relate to. Thank you.
Beth D –
Great product! Thanks
Debra J –
My students have surprised me with their responses to these prompts! Thanks so much!
Katherine Cantwell –
I use these prompts 3x a week with my middle school students. I like that they encourage them to think deeper and are interesting.
Megan R –
Very intriguing questions.
Mary Kate R –
Angela R –
Thanks for a great product!
Kelli H –
Can’t wait to use!
Julie B –
My students absolutely love these prompts! Thank you!
Julie S –
Great prompts. My kids have loved these and I have enjoyed reading their responses.
Mama Stacey’s –
Creative and a HUGE time saver for me!! Thank you!
francine F –
Jamie S –
Creative, simple, just what I was looking for. Thanks.
brittni L –
Just what I needed!
Denise Crace –
My ELLs love the topics.
Michele B –
Ive down loaded two of these to use for my students.
DAnne W –
Susan B –
Great for middle school support classes! I will use them on my Writing Wednesdays!
Miss Condon’s Class –
This was a perfect way to engage my students in writing while distance learning. My students loved the interesting prompts.
Darcey B –
Loved this. Thank you!
Molly M –
Debra D –
This is a great source for guiding writing for students that do not like to write.
Renee D –
This resource has given me a way to do some journal writing my kids while on a hybrid schedule. They align to the standards and have been great practice for my kids – especially using them to get my students to support their claims – which takes a lot of practice with middle school students!
Dolores O –
Jennifer K –
So easy to use. Ready to use and easily adapable for my lower-level learners. Thanks!
Molly Miller –
This was great to use daily in my classroom to get my 4th and 5th graders writing!
Apple Bottom Beans –
My students love the questions in these journal prompts!
Shanna D –
Used in my 6th grade Guidance class. Love it. Thank you!
Ashley D –
My students have enjoyed journaling throughout the year.
Ashley M –
My students loved the prompts!
Alissa Jackson –
Students enjoyed these prompts.
Jessie H –
These have been so helpful with virtual kiddos and making writing fun!
Ms Davis’s Teacher Tings –
Great variety of prompts!
Jerrie O –
There are some great topics to spark my student’s writing.
Emily P –
These are great prompts.
Deborah B –
Easy to use.
Ms M –
Many of the prompts were great!
Jennifer O –
Ana Gallo –
I really enjoyed using this in class. Great resource!
Creative Teaching Resources –
These writing prompts have been such a time saver when coming up with writing ideas for the 5th grader I tutor who needs to work on answering question prompts when given to him.
Betsy T –
Brittney Bell –
This cut my time in half. I was able to use this for my Teacher Assistant when working one on one with a student to better help a specific skill!
Hapli Ever After –
Carrie R –
Nice resource, I have only used it a few times so far this year but plan to use it daily next school year. This is a very well put together resource.
Margaret F –
Another quality resource!
Tera C –
Amanda N –
I love these prompts so much! They’re so fun and engaging and truly thought provoking! The conversations the children had when sharing were truly the best! Thank you.
Minds Full of Wonder –
Great journal prompts with some prompts I have not seen before. I used this resource once a week but included a Success Criteria of “What Good Writing Looks Like” (ie: Begin each sentence with a capital, Include a topic sentence). That may be a good addition to an already great resource.
Danyalle S –
Great prompts! I used them for journals towards the end of the year and at summer school.
Holly M –
These were great for writing prompts for my students. I’ve used them both in person and online. Engaging ideas!
courtney W –
Miss Froome –
Thank you! Really helped with my morning routine
Imperfectly Perfect Designs –
Was great resource, thanks!
Amanda A –
My students are highly engaged when using this resource.
Kelli G –
These work so great for my daughter. She enjoys writing a lot more now.
Angela K –
I really enjoy these creative prompts to get my class thinking and writing.
Lerner’s Learners –
I like this product because pictures and photos tend to get even the most reluctant writers to write. They’re also more engaged because I allow them to prompt they want to write about. I primarily used this for timed writings since I only have 45 minutes with my students; the few times I allowed students to work on writing over days didn’t work out as well, and they’re more focused on the task when they know it’s due by end of class. Further into the year, once they’re more resilient, I’ll assign them in Google classroom.
Natalie C –
I used this with my 7th graders! They enjoyed it!
Angela M –
My students loved using this resource and found it engaging!
Kenna C –
I always enjoy some writing prompts that will help the kids get started.
Jeanne T –
I love these. They make for a great day of writing.
Nikole G –
Students loved this activity. Great resource for all!