Writers Notebook Journal Topics

Write about a time when you were helpful.
Write about something or things that you do well.
Write about three things that make you interesting.
Write about a time when you were honest.
Write about a time when you were dishonest. -
Write about favorite things to do at recess
Write about your best friends. Who are they? Why do you like them? What do you do together for fun?
If you could have any animal in the world for a pet what animal would it be? Shark? Piranha? Alligator? Leech? Why?
What country would you like to visit? Why?
Write about the most exciting thing that ever happened to you.
Write about a time when you were nice to someone in your family.
Write about books that you like
Write about your home
Write about things you play with
Write about soccer or other sports you like
Write about your favorite foods
Write about your school
Write about your family
Write about the world
Write about yourself (describe yourself or write about your interests)
Write about animals
Write about your friends
Write about a vacation
Write about your favorite activity
Write about your favorite candy
Write about your favorite toy
Write about your favorite computer or video game
Write about what you are doing during summer vacation
Write about what you do after the school day is over
Write about how you are feeling
Write about your favorite drink
Write about a favorite friend
Write about one way you can be kind to animals.
Write about a time when you were mean to someone in your family.
If you could have anything in the world what would it be?
If you could be any super hero or video game character who would you be and why? What would you do?
What would you do with a million dollars? And why?
Write about a goblin named Billy who is blue and green and slimy.
Write about yourself. What color is your hair? What do you look like? Write details.
Pretend you are the president of the United States. What would you do?
What would you do if you had magical powers?
Write about an embarrassing moment. What happened? Who was there?
Would you like to be on TV? Why? What would you like to do?
If you were a pencil, what would you do? Or what would you draw?
Who are your favorite sports players? What sports do they play?
Write details about your life. Where were you born? Who do you live with? Where have you lived?
Write about what would happen if one morning you woke up and you were a stuffed animal.
What would you do if you were lost in a store?
Write about what would happen if you were shrunk to the size of a toothpick.
Write about what would happen if you turned into a giant the size of Godzilla.
If you were a famous movie star, musician, or athlete who would you be and what would you do?
Invent a candy. Name it. Write what it tastes like and other details.
Write about your favorite animal.
Write about how you are feeling right now. If you are mad write about why you are mad. If you are happy write about why you are happy.
Write about what you did today. Did you play? Did you go somewhere? Who did you play with? What did you do? Did you have fun?
Write about your favorite or least favorite foods. Why do you like them or dislike them?
Write about things you like to do. Why do you like them or dislike them?
Write about your favorite or least favorite sports. Why do you like them or dislike them?
Write about the people in your family. Do you have brothers or sisters? What are their names? Do you get along with them?
What makes you feel happy? Why?
What makes you feel sad? Why?
What makes you feel mad? Why?
Do you like music? If so, write about what kind of music you like and why you like it. What are your favorite songs or musical groups?
What are your favorite or least favorite movies? Why?
Write about your hobbies. Why do you like them?
Write about books you like to read. Or write about a book you are reading now. What is the book about? Who are the characters? Who are your favorite characters? Is it an information book or a story
Write about things you like to write about. Do you like writing stories? What do you like better: writing imagination stories or true stories
Write about your favorite and least favorite things about school. Why do you like them or dislike them?
Write about your favorite and least favorite teachers. Why do you like them or dislike them?
If you came across a magic lamp, rubbed it, and a Genie popped out and said, “You have three wishes!!” What would you wish for?
What holidays does your family celebrate (like Christmas, Kwanzaa, or Hanukkah)? What do you do on those holidays?
What do you do when you first get home from school? Do you eat a snack? Do you watch T.V.? Do you do your homework?
Write about the nicest thing you have done for someone.
Write about the meanest thing you have done to someone.
Have you ever been to an amusement park such as Cedar Point, Sea World, or King’s Island? Write about one of your trips.
Have you ever been lost like in a store or park? Write about your adventure, how you found your family or friends again and how you felt.
What do you like to do at recess at school? Do you run? Do you play 4-square? Do you stand on the wall in timeout? Why do like these things?
What is your favorite or least favorite store to go to? Do you like Meijer? Do you like the White Rabbit Toy Store? Why do you like or dislike them?
Does your family go to church, synagogue, temple? Write about it.
How do you celebrate your birthdays? Do you have a cake? Do you have a party? Do you run around and hang from the ceiling fan or light?
Do you have any favorite relatives? Like an uncle or aunt or grandpa? What do you do with them and why do you like them?
Write about a time when you were really scared. Was it during a scary movie or maybe a thunderstorm? What scared you and why?
What is your favorite or least favorite season of the year? Winter? Spring? Summer? Fall? Why do you like or dislike them?
Write about what you like to do on rainy and cold days.
What do you like to do on cold, snowy, winter days?
Do you have any pets? What are their names? What kind of animals are they? Why do you like them?
What do you do on Saturday mornings?
What do you do on Sunday mornings?
Have you been to any other states or countries? Where did you go? Why did you go there? What did you see or do there?
What do you like to do at home? Do you like to watch T.V.? Play? Read? Write?
Have you ever broken one of your bones? What did you break and how?
Did you ever have to get stitches? Where did you get them at? Write about your accident.
Write about a person you really like. Why do you like him or her?
Do you ever have any really crazy dreams at night? Write about one of your dreams.
Who are your friends? What do you like to do with them to have fun? -