Tagged: Personal Response Writing

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12 Thought Provoking Prompts

Would you rather have a job that you love that pays an average wage or a job you dislike that pays a lot? Explain. Explain how to tie your shoes. Give a detailed explanation of how to make your favorite...


10 Beginning of the Year Journal Topics

These reflective writing topics require students to think about the past year while preparing to set goals for the year ahead. How did you grow socially this past year? How did you grow academically this past year? What did you accomplished...


Summer Journal and Coloring Page

Here is a fun page for coloring and writing about a trip or summer adventure. You may also like… 14 Fun Summer Journal Topics Summer Surfer Coloring Page Snowman Christmas Coloring Page Earth Day Globe Coloring Page


Summer Journal Writing

14 Fun Summer Journal Topics

Explain, in an entertaining way, how to skip a stone across a pond. Write a how-to guide to having an incredible summer. Use the following words in a summer related story of 200 words: sun, freedom, ride, run, slide, laugh,...


Blaise Pascal

Writing Concisely

Concise writing involves focusing on one idea at a time and eliminating unnecessary words. Sometimes writing less is more. Here is a little exercise in writing concise sentences. Seventeenth century French mathematician, physicist, inventor and writer Blaise Pascal observed how...



I Have a Dream

“I Have a Dream” is a 17-minute public speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered on August 28, 1963, in which he called for racial equality and an end to discrimination. The speech, from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial...


Paragraph Practice Packet

This .pdf file contains four pages of paragraph writing prompts. Each page is a separate paragraph writing assignment in which students respond to quotations by well-known people. Writing topics are: happiness, solitude, intellectual curiosity and perseverance. You may also like…...


New Year’s Reflection

Reflect on last year and look ahead: The best thing that happened last year… Last year, I became better at… This year, I am looking forward to… This year, my goals are… You may also like… Setting SMART Goals New...