Quick Write Prompts for Upper Elementary and Middle School or Junior High:
This quick daily writing prompts BUNDLE for 4th grade and up includes a coloring doodle border which adds a mindfulness component to each quick write prompt. This file contains 200 journal prompts.
Each creative writing prompt appears on a half sheet of paper and on full-color and black-and-white cards.
You will also find a quick lesson on mindful coloring.
THIS FILE CONTAINS THE BUNDLE THAT INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS:
- Quick Writes Journal Prompts for Upper Elem. and Middle School VOLUME ONE
- Quick Writes Journal Prompts for Upper Elem. and Middle School VOLUME TWO
Ways to use these quick write prompts in class:
- Each prompt allows you to include a mindful coloring component. The border on these daily quick write journal prompts can be colored before the student answers the prompt or after they’ve finished writing. If they color before it gives students time to reflect on what they’d like to write.
- You can use this activity as an early finisher activity, a daily journal, for morning meetings, lessons on building community (and empathy), or for mindfulness practice. Please see the instructions for teaching students about mindfulness included in this file. You can check out additional mindfulness and meditation exercises, click HERE.
- In addition to the written response pages, I’ve included prompt cards in full color and in black and white. These are useful if you discuss the prompts as a class or in small groups. You can also place the cards in a special location and allow students to choose one they’d like to write about on a separate piece of paper.
Important notes about these prompts:
- Please remember that some students may not feel comfortable answering or sharing responses to these quick write prompts. It is important to respect their privacy without pressuring them to share. Either allow them to keep their response(s) private or to choose a different prompt. Let them know they are free to share in the future, if they choose.
- It’s okay to take these cards home to share with your family, your own children, your spouse or significant other, or your friends. In addition to providing individual reflection, they are designed to help people get to know each other beyond the surface, develop empathy, and dive deeper in their relationships. I truly believe that when you REALLY get to know your students, they achieve great things!
This file contains PDFs containing 228 pages + Google Slides.