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Just Right June Writing Prompts

Updated on May 23, 2015
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Introduction

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.

June 1st

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.

June 2nd

“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.

June 3rd

Write a short article on how to entertain children on a long car trip.

June 4th

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.

June 5th

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?

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June 6th

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.

June 7th

Explain to an alien why people do not ride zebras.

June 8th

Make a list of twenty happy words. Now use the words in a bright, cheery story.

June 9th

Write three different endings for a story about a student who has had trouble making friends at a new school.

June 10th

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.

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June 11th

If you could go anywhere you wanted to on vacation, where would you go? Be creative and describe your vacation in detail.

June 12th

Design a state-of-the-art tree house! Write a brochure describing all the special features your tree house offers.

June 13th

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.

June 14th

Write for five minutes on the possible reasons for changing the term “Indian” to “Native American.”

June 15th

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.

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June 16th

Write a paragraph to support this statement: geometric shapes are everywhere.

June 17th

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?

June 18th

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?

June 19th

The characters in books have goals. Do you think cartoon characters have goals? Describe the goals of three famous cartoon characters.

June 20th

You have won the prize for top academic honors in your school. Write the speech you will give when you receive your award.

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June 21st

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.

June 22nd

What is your favorite movie of all time? Why?

June 23rd

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.

June 24th

What choices have you made this week? Tell why they were hard or easy to make.

June 25th

Make a list of household items that are not made by humans.

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June 26th

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.

June 27th

Write the autobiography of a baseball card. Remember the baseball card will be telling its own story.

June 28th

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?

June 29th

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.

June 30th

Make a list of items that you see right now that can be recycled. Then tell how one could go about such recycling.

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Summary

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.

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    • RTalloni profile image

      RTalloni 

      3 years ago from the short journey

      You've made me see the potential for 1 journal of writing prompts/exercises per month for a year. Also, after going through these a person could flip the concepts and begin again, such as make a list of household items made by humans.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      3 years ago from USA

      Terrific prompts full of creativity. I used to give my daughter summer writing prompts similar to these when she was in sixth and seventh grades. At the time she was so literal and had a hard time adding detail. As a result of these types of exercises, she is now a very strong high school aged writer who wins awards both in writing and engineering (her specialized field of study). I would encourage all parents to make them practice their writing. They will get stronger, and although they may complain now they'll thank you later.

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      Dana Tate 

      3 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      I'm not good with writing prompts. However, I look forward to reading the post of the people who rise up to the challenge.

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      Linda Crampton 

      3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is a great list for students and for adults. Thanks for sharing the prompts.

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      Bill Holland 

      3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      My novels keep me busy enough, but this is a great list of prompts.

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      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      What an interesting idea to offer writing promps for each day of June. There are some great suggestions among these. Thanks for sharing Melissa.

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