Would you be interested in a daily writing prompt to encourage your students or children to write? The prompts may lead to a list, a few sentences, multiple paragraphs or a whole story. The prompts will encourage different forms of writing.
Your students or children will need a notebook (or staple some pages together) so that you can look back on the writing they do throughout the month.
It’s a good idea to discuss the prompt together before they start to write. Let them express their ideas orally first, especially if they are hesitant writers. If you click on the day below (because you can start at any time or pick and choose the prompt you want), it will take you to a page with ideas to go along with your writing (Sometimes all that is there is the prompt, but these will continue to be be updated). You could write at the same time and then share your pieces. Have fun!
Day 18: Make a grocery list.
Day 17: You have an imaginary pet. Describe it using your senses (What does it look like, sound like, and smell like?). What does it like to do? How did the two of you become friends?
Day 16: What would your own personal flag look like? Draw it. Describe it? What do the colours and symbols represent?
Day 15: You can change any rule.
Day 14: Make a list of your favourite words.
Day 13: Brushing your teeth is something you do several times a day. Write down step by step what you do (and don’t forget to floss).
Day 12: Write facts about your favourite animal.
Day 11: What would your own personal flag look like? Draw it. Describe it? What do the colours and symbols represent?
Day 10: Pretend someone is interviewing YOU. Write interview questions and answer them.
Day 9: Tell the story of how the ladybug got her spots or how the elephant got his long trunk.
Day 8: Think of a kind gesture someone has done and write them a thank you letter.
Day 7: If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Day 6: Make a list highlighting all the things you love about yourself.
Day 5: Draw a map of your “dream” room and label it.
Day 4: You’ve invented a magic suitcase. Now what will you do with it?
Day 3: In what ways do you want to be like everyone else and in what ways do you want to be different? Why?
Day 2: You met someone who has never built a snowman. Write the directions, step by step, to build the best snowman ever! Then draw a picture of it.
Remember to include the pretzels for eyes, if that’s what you used.
*There are student samples that were sent to me. Have a look!
Day 1: If you could be any colour crayon what colour would you be and why?