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Just Right June Writing Prompts
Writing prompts are an excellent way to jumpstart your writing, whether you are a teacher, student, or hobbyist. These original writing prompts are fun and easy to implement into your daily writing schedule in the classroom or your personal writing journal.
The sun serves many purposes. Write a paragraph describing positive things that the sun does for you. Write a second paragraph telling some negative aspects of the sun.
“Knock, knock” jokes have been around for a long time. Here’s one: Knock, knock. Who’s there? The old lady. The old lady who? I didn’t know that you could yodel! Write your own “knock, knock” joke. Remember, the trick is in how they sound.
Write a short article on how to entertain children on a long car trip.
If you heard someone say that he “felt like a million bucks,” what would that mean? Write some other idioms that mean the same thing.
If summer never arrived this year, what activities would you not be able to do that you usually do in summer? What might you do instead?
How would the story of “Beauty and the Beast” have been different if Beauty had been ugly and the beast had been handsome? Write the first paragraph or two of the new story. Create a title for your new tale.
Explain to an alien why people do not ride zebras.
Make a list of twenty happy words. Now use the words in a bright, cheery story.
Write three different endings for a story about a student who has had trouble making friends at a new school.
Imagine that you are a television writer. Write a new episode for your favorite show. Be sure to include all your favorite characters in your plot.
If you could go anywhere you wanted to on vacation, where would you go? Be creative and describe your vacation in detail.
Design a state-of-the-art tree house! Write a brochure describing all the special features your tree house offers.
Lakeesha has entitled the story about her birthday party “The Exploding Cake.” Write titles for several stories about important events in your life. Choose one interesting title and write the story.
Write for five minutes on the possible reasons for changing the term “Indian” to “Native American.”
If you were a security guard on the night shift, what kind of place would you want to work? Describe the pros and cons of such a job.
Write a paragraph to support this statement: geometric shapes are everywhere.
Sara started a sound shop. Customers could go there to purchase any sounds they wanted. What sounds did Sara carry in her shop? What sounds were best sellers? What sounds didn’t sell well?
What is the title of a book you have read that you would like to see made into a movie? What would the special problems be in making the movie?
The characters in books have goals. Do you think cartoon characters have goals? Describe the goals of three famous cartoon characters.
You have won the prize for top academic honors in your school. Write the speech you will give when you receive your award.
Plan a party for the summer solstice, the day that summer begins. Plan the guest list, the refreshments, and the entertainment. Try to make all your plans emphasize the summer theme.
What is your favorite movie of all time? Why?
You and several friends have started a club. It is your job to write the pledge that members will recite before each meeting. Write the pledge, then read it aloud to make sure it sounds right and is easy to say.
What choices have you made this week? Tell why they were hard or easy to make.
Make a list of household items that are not made by humans.
If you had to prepare a dessert for a famous guest, who would be the guest and what would the dessert be? Why? Describe the visit.
Write the autobiography of a baseball card. Remember the baseball card will be telling its own story.
Describe the setting for a new television show about dogs. How does the setting affect the show? What other settings could you have chosen? How would that have changed the show?
Write as many titles as you can for a story about giant snails as big as cars that are now living in the sewers. Choose one of your titles and write the story.
Make a list of items that you see right now that can be recycled. Then tell how one could go about such recycling.
June doesn't have to mean that our kiddos don't write in their journals. In fact, summertime is the perfect time to encourage students to become lifelong writers.