Category: Journal Topics

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Why Are They Called Impressionists?

This is the painting that gave rise to the Impressionist movement in the late 19th century. This painting by Claude Monet is dated 1872. Its subject is the harbour of Le Havre in France, using very loose brush strokes that...


It's World Poetry Day

World Poetry Day is on March 21. The purpose of the Day is to promote the study of and the publishing of poetry throughout the world. In celebration of World Poetry Day, how about writing a poem? Here are 20...


Personal Response Journal Topics

These topics require students to put their personal experiences into words. While there is less creativity, students are turning mental images and feelings into words. Think of a teacher, relative, or adult that you respect and want to impress. What...


Creative Response Journal Topics

These topics encourage students to finish the story, think creatively, and have fun! You hear a knock on the door. You answer. No one is there, but on the ground you see three items: a paper bag with something in...


Quotes for Journal Writing

These quotes require students to write what they think the quote or idea means and then write how the idea applies to their lives. “All shall be well and all shall be well and all manner of things shall be...



Everyday Facts Journal Topics

Some are questions and some are just fun facts. Sometimes the answers to the questions are not so obvious. What travels faster light or sound? Does the earth travel around the sun or does the sun travel around the earth?...


Perfect Paragraph Moderation

Directions: Write a paragraph with 6-8 sentences using these quotes. Which one do you most agree with? Why? Cite at least one of the quotes in your answer. “He will always be a slave who does not know how to...


Perfect Paragraph Your Philosophy of Life

Directions: Write a paragraph with 6-8 sentences that explains which life philosophy best describes yours? Give examples of how you live your life in this way. Life is great. Life is unfair. Life is what you make it. You may...