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May 26, 2013

100th Day of School Writing Prompts

Written By: Brandi Jordan
X Student-Generated 100th Day of School Writing Prompts

Student-Generated 100th Day of School Writing Prompts

The Problem:  By the third week of school, not to mention the third month, writing prompts can get a bit dry.  Students are less excited about writing, less enthusiastic about sharing, and struggle to come up with something new.  After the tenth journal entry about the same beach vacation, it is time to come up with something new, but what?  Never fear!  Really Good Stuff Solutions is here!

Student-Generated Writing Prompts

Solution Sunday: Generating Writing Prompts for Journaling

The Solution:  Teachers know that when children are invested in what they are doing, the more excited they are about doing it.  The same is true when it comes to journal prompts and daily journal entries.  The 100 Things I Can Find Bookmarks are not only a great way to celebrate the 100th Day of School, they are ideal for back-to-school journal prompt writing.  Take the students on a walk around the school and have them create a list of 100 things that they see or hear.  See two teachers whispering to one another in the hallway?  Jot it down on your bookmark!  Hear a mouse squeaking from his classroom cage?  Make a note of it.  The free, reproducible Really Good Activity Guide that comes with the bookmarks has more great ideas about how to use them in the classroom.  Then, during journal writing time, students can use one of the things listed on the bookmark as inspiration for their entry.  With 100 different ideas to start with, students are sure to always have an inspiring idea in front of them.


Hint:  Store the bookmarks in the journals for easy reference!

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  • Abby Chavez
    May 29, 2013

    We have a 100 day party each year! So these would be perfect to pass out for the children during the celebration. We are big on reading so we would make this a huge deal!

  • Twila
    May 26, 2013

    These would be great to use along with 100 day activities.

  • Jeff
    May 26, 2013

    These will make writing so much fun for students.

  • Gloria
    May 26, 2013

    These would be great to help students come up with new ideas for 100 day collections

  • Roy
    May 26, 2013

    I could use these as incentives to help motivate students to find new ways to express themselves through writing

  • Kelly Cappell
    May 26, 2013

    We always celebrate the 100th day in my classroom, with everyone bringing in a 100th day project. We also do other activities involving 100 and I think this would be a great addition!

  • Jill Vaught
    May 26, 2013

    I love this idea! Their own prompts will make them more motivated to write!

  • Rhonda P.
    May 26, 2013

    I would give these to our Kinder teachers for their 100th day celebration next year!

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