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Journal prompts 2

(also used for conversation starters)

Submitted by: Diane Aoki

From Creating a Caring Classroom by Pat Huggins, Sopris West, 1991

 

Note: Iíve forgotten the original lesson plan, but I have used them as conversation starters: Students are put into random pairs, then one of the partners closes his/her eyes and runs finger down the list until the leader says stop. Where the finger stops, this person uses this prompt to talk to his/her partner. They change roles after a few minutes, then change partners. I have also used this list for journal starters.

 

I like my ... 

I like to pretend I ....

I would like a great big .... 

Itís hard for me to ...

On Saturdays, I like to ... 

I feel silly when ...

Iím sure glad I ...

Sometimes Iím afraid of ... 

A funny thing that happened in our family was ... 

When I grow up, I ...

Iím pretty good at ...

I hate it when ...

At school, I like to ...

I laugh when ...

Two of my favorite things are ... 

I donít like to ...

Once someone helped me by ...

I would hate to lose ...

I love to give ....

Iíd like to say a good thing about ...

I like to play ... 

When people get angry they should ... 

Something I once did all by myself was ... 

If I could be invisible, I would ... 

I was really scared once when ...

I always feel good when ...

I once got hurt when ...

I was very happy the time that...                                                                                                                                  My face has a big smile when ...

I hate to eat ...

I would not like to live without ...

I wish I could ...

I wish people would stop ...

I like the sound of ....

If I had a million dollars. I would ...

I feel sad when ...

If I could do anything I wanted, I would ...

I hope that ...

I would like to learn how to ...

If I were a giant, I would ...

I really like ...

What really bothers me is ...

Iíll never forget ...

I like the way I ...

Two things I like about myself are ...

I sometimes get mad when ...

I would not like to have ...

I feel happiest when ...

If I were a bird, I would ...

I feel bad when ...

I would like a magic ring that ...

School would be better if ...

I feel important when ....

I would like to say something nice to ...

I would be happier if ....

If I have my own children someday. Iíll be sure to ...

I just love ...

I need more ...

 

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