Journal writing through out the year is an excellent habit for students to practice and build writing skills. Keeping journal writing prompts fresh can help maintain student’s interest and encourage them to try or review a variety of writing styles. Monthly holidays, celebrations and traditions can provide some unique writing prompt ideas for each month. March has plenty of inspiring holidays including:
National Pig Day
National Anthem Day
Share a Smile Day
Rubber Band Day
St. Patrick’s Day
The first day of spring
Strategically chosen journal writing prompts can also help to review the spelling of the names of the months, days of the week, number words and more.
Journal Writing Prompt Ideas for March:
1. Write an acrostic poem using PIG, in honor of National Pig Day. What is an acrostic poem? An acrostic poem is a poem in which special letters spell the word vertically. Usually acrostic poems are built from first letters but it doesn’t have to be. Here’s an example:
2. How many words can you write from the National Anthem, “America, The Beautiful?”
3. Write a paragraph that begins with, “Sharing a smile is contagious.”
4. Write a commercial for rubber bands, naming at least five different ways that rubber bands can be used.
5. Would you rather be a doctor or a nurse? Compare and contrast doctors and nurses and explain your choice.
6. Write a short non-fiction story about a time when you or someone else procrastinated and there were negative consequences for procrastinating. (Don’t delay. Start writing right away.)
7. Write a recipe for your favorite meal made with noodles.
8. Write a short story about a leprechaun, a rainbow and a pot of gold.
9. Pretend that Mr. February is finally meeting Mrs. March. Do they have anything in common? What will they think of each other? Write a short story.
10. Write a friendly letter saying goodbye to winter.
11. Write a friendly letter welcoming spring.
12. In honor of Paper Day, explain how your day would be different if there was no paper.
13. Write a commercial for ways we can reduce, reuse and recycle paper.
14. Which is your favorite day of the week? What makes the day you chose better than the other days of the week?
15. Write a short story about finding a four-leaf clover.