Daily Creative Journal Prompts Morning Work for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grade:
This creative journal packet contains:
- 42 thought-provoking journal prompts and templates
- one blank prompt at the end of the packet for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade
- a digital option in Google Slides
You can make an entire writing journal from the pages in this packet or pick and choose individual writing prompts that can meet the needs of your own students. Handwriting lines encourage neat composition of handwriting. A small space for an illustration or picture is also included with each printable prompt.
NOTE: THIS DAILY JOURNAL PROMPTS MORNING WORK FILE INCLUDES A DIGITAL OPTION!
This product includes a digital option (as well as the no prep printable option). The instructions for utilizing the digital portion appear at the end of the packet.
This file contains 53 pages.
Kami G –
These are great ideas for journal writing
Katie M –
Ryan P –
Creative journal ideas!
Sonia R –
Maura C –
Excited to use these!
Erin S –
Love this! Thanks for making homeschool planning easier!
Jackie D –
I love these prompts!
Ann Phillips –
These are great!
Ellen R –
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Teaching on Tables –
Thrilled for Third Grade –
My kiddos loved responding to these original prompts! Thank you!
Jenny O –
Awesome resource! Thank you!
Caitlyn’s Classroom –
Ellen E –
I love these!
Beth D –
Amy S –
My 4th and 5th grade ELL love this for their weekly journal. I really enjoy reading their responses.
Leah F –
These prompts make kids think!
Emily P –
Alisyn B –
Simple, yet effective. Plenty of writing space to encourage quantity. Nice lines, as well.
Leah L –
Amy V –
Alisha N –
These are so helpful and my kids love responding to them! Thank you!
Angela R –
Thanks for a great product!
Angela A –
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Meghan M –
Awesome Resource thank you!
Tressa M –
very nice product
Sharon C H –
A fun Writing Resource to have on hand for quick assignments
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Caitlin W –
I assign my students one of these a day during independent writing time. I love that this works for me now during distance learning but when we go back it will work just as well!
The Teacher Team –
This resource has really helped my students and me! Thank you:)
Diane Perrault –
Jamie S –
LOVE LOVE LOVE this resource! We just finished with all our genres and so the students loved choosing a prompt and using all their learning writing skills from this year. Thank you for making a great resource to add to my writing lessons!!!
The Last Minute Teacher –
Great print and go activity
Lori L –
Life with Peanut –
Perfect morning work.
Adrienne C –
I needed an “early finisher” resource for my more advanced kindergarten students. These worked perfectly!
Robyn C –
We love this!
Karen H –
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Marnie H –
This resource is helpful. I run out of ideas all the time on what to have them write about. And it has all the pieces that are needed for the whole activity.
Sheri K –
I loved this. My students were very engaged while using this creative writing.
Melissa A –
Very helping writing resource
Jessie H –
These have been so helpful with virtual kiddos and making writing fun!
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Perladise Learning –
I use these for a Daily 5 writing station. New one each week. Great resource!
Ashlie S –
terriann N –
My students are using this resource as a weekly assignment. They get to choose the journal topic they would like to write about each week.
angel S –
Charlene L –
This made our Friday writing more engaging. I pair each writing prompt with a read aloud and give students time to write. They love the prompts and love that they get a space to draw of course.
Rowena D –
This was a great resource for the students to assist and helping them practice the skill
Kelly M –
I like how unique these prompts are and the lines are perfect for 2nd graders.
twiddle dee tweety in 3rd grade –
This was great for morning work and reviewing.
Delia D –
I enjoyed these journal prompts because they allowed my students to think outside the box and get creative.
Rachel S –
Jenneifer K –
I’ve only just begun to use this resource as a journal for my second graders. So far, so good!
Bell Smith –
Students love them!
Amber M –
My students love this resource! Thank you 🙂
Jessica M –
These prompts are fantastic. It really gets my students thinking.
Brooke F –
Kaela P –
Love this resource!
Larrah B –
I so appreciate these resources! They are exactly what I was looking for!
Reagans Teacher Life –
I use these for a writing warm up and they love it. The prompts are very engaging and the kids have fun writing them!
Kathryn D –
Brooke S –
I love this! ?
Kellie C –
I love the engaging journal prompts. We used the questions as a class discussion during our morning meeting, which led to a brainstorming session for independent writing. Great resource!
Morgan S –
Great writing prompts and very creative for kids!
Angela L –
Jennifer M –
I love this package and so do my students. It has been one of the only things that movitate my students to write. I would highly recommend!
Virtual Class Designs –
This is an incredible resource! Thank you
shelby B –
Shawn S –
Excellent resource to use with my child. Thank you!
The Pirate Queen Teacher – Amber Hardison –
My daughter loved these prompts!
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Christie M –
This is exactly what my students needed to add a little pep to our stations. Especially at this point in the year (April) they need something that is low-stakes yet engaging so they are more likely to practice their writing skills. Nice variety of topics & very kid-friendly. Plenty of room to write, as well!
Brittany C –
My kiddos loved these prompts for morning work. It kept them quiet while also allowing them to practice with journal writing.
Kari N –
Lorraine Wurtz –
Excellent writing resource! My students love it! Thank you!
Emma B –
My students loved this for morning work!
Michelle B –
My students have enjoyed the prompts. It is easy to differentiate the prompt as well.
Zack Ambridge –
Excellent and thorough!
Samantha O –
This is going to be great to implement into morning work. I made a journal for the entire trimester and students will write one entry a week to help keep their skills sharp!
Miriam H –
Blanca O –
This has so many prompts! I think my students will really enjoy them.
Living Learning –
This resource was excellent to use with some of my writers that also struggle with ideas for what to write about. Thank you!
easy to print and use for journal!
Ashley H –
Just what I needed!
Ivy K –
It’s been helpful to use it with my daughter at home in the summer.
Katie Stephens –
Wendi C –
This was a great resource to use as morning work during summer school.
Erica R –
Great resouce, my studnets enjoyed it.
Jennifer W –
Easy to use and motivating for learners
M’Waka T –
This was amazing,thanks!
Happy Little Sprouts Designs –
I used every entry. Very engaging!! Thank you for creating this resource!!
2nd Grade Rules –
Class really enjoyed this.
Renee O –
I definitely cherry-picked the prompts that were most appropriate for my 2nd-grade learners. There are a lot of options here. Thanks for a great resource to support writing.
Michelle H –
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Christine B –
I used this resource during summer school and the students loved the prompts!
Amanda N –
So far my students love this resource and it gets them writing which is fantastic! 🙂
Danielle R –
I used this over summer with the boy I tutor and he loved all the different prompts
jasmine J –
My students have loved the writing prompts as a part of their morning work.
cindy S –
I used this in my writing station. The kids loved it and it is a great resource.
Mary E –
This resource is wonderful I will be using it in person starting next week 🙂
Katie O –
works great for morning work!
ann M –
Megan P –
These were fantastic and exactly what I was looking for during bellwork! Thank you so much!
Sharon L –
Irma C –
I am using this resource for homework. This was exactly what I was looking for the beginning of the school year writing homework.
Stephanie Figueroa –
Love using this resource
Trina S –
This is the current resource my students are enjoying for journal time. Many of them just need the creative boost that a prompt provides
SMM Learning –
My students really enjoy these task. Thank you!
Casandra M –
This was perfect for my summer school students to do a daily journal write! They found them to be fun and engaging!
Minde C –
I used these to help engage students with their writing.
Love this resource. My students love the prompts.
Alyson W –
My students love these! We use them as morning work once a week. The prompts are fantastic!!
Catherine L –
These are great and easy to implement for morning work.
Austin C –
My students loved this resource!
Tricia M –
Jessica B –
Thanks for making this awesome resource!
Shawna C –
Engaging writing prompts that help so much with motivation for my little writers.
Suzanne H –
This is greatly going to help mu 3rd graders. Love all the details!
Jade F –
I use these as morning work. Students get their brains thinking right as they get to my room.
Brianna V –
I used these weekly with my students, they love creative writing and I love how simple the prompts are.
Jana Brent –
This was very engaging and my students were very successful in using it. I am excited to continue to use it as a year progresses.
Kendra B –
This resource has been great for my classroom and the students are engaged in learning. Makes learning fun and accessible for all.
Kem M –
My homeschooled son loves these prompts. We do them every morning and he loves these.
Amy Urban –
This product really helped my students stay engaged during our lesson and it addressed the skill I was trying to teach them.
Jeanne T –
I love this. I plan to use it next year every other week way to probe my student’s writing ability.
Danielle Shupe –
I use these with morning work to add some extra writing in for the week.
Samantha Dilley –
This is an excellent resource that I am using with one of my students who will be out for an extended period of time. The prompts are engaging, and there are a variety of fiction-based and personal narrative-based prompts. This would also make excellent morning work!
Jossie C –
Love it! Thank you so much! I used it for my students!
Laura K –
My students love when I use these prompts for morning work! They are always engaged and their work gives me great insight on each student’s writing skills and what’s going on in their little minds!
Emily R –
We loved using this in our classroom! The students were so engaged!
Kendal C –
Had some great prompts that my students could respond to.
Nazaree R –
This resource has been such a great help! Thank you!
Britney Purdom –
These are great to use with my small groups. My students find them very engaging.
Tracie F –
Cute writing prompts that different that the. usual ones you find available. The pictures on the journals provide a more engaging writing for the students.
ENL Teacher T –
thank you for sharing this resource. it was helpful.
Skyler B –
Loved how engaged my students were while completing this activity!
Demi L –
This has been an easy and engaging way to have my fourth grade child, with dysgraphia at least try to write. He uses the words from the prompt to make a complete sentence and answer the prompt. I have seen growth.
Bailee S –
We use these every other day to help with writing and the kids have fun!
Taylor B –
We are starting the opinion unit in writing, and it is great to bring up some other topics that students are interested in to share their opinion. It’s helping to get them comfortable sharing their opinions!
Margaret G –
Super journal prompts for the creative writers! Great way to improve writing skills.
Simply Simmons Creations –
Great Resource, Thank you! I used this with my 2nd grade students.
Riana P –
This was an easy no prep way for me to get my students writing and engaged.
Nicole B –
I love adding these writing prompts to my students weekly writing hour.
Julia M –
My students loved this resource for morning work! It helped them to have some engaging prompts just to practice their writing daily.
tobie H –
Just what I needed for a busy group of kiddos. Thank you!
Eliza G –
Love, love, love this resource! Thank you so much.
Suzanne H –
I love these and especially love that they are noted specific to a month of the year.
Casey A –
THIS REALLY HELPED MY STUDENTS! Thank you for sharing.
erin H –
Thank you! This is a great resource for 2nd grade!
Starla A –
The writing prompts were really engaging and my students like them so far. I really love that these pages do not have primary lines because I am trying to teach them to write on regular lined paper.
Caitlin M –
These are such a fun warm up for my 4th grade ELA students. They’ve really gotten into the routine and enjoyed seeing what their daily prompt is!
made by rachel –
This is just what I was looking for. Thank you for the resource!
I noticed that my students were getting bored with the morning work I originally had for them. Also, I wanted my students to practice freewriting because I noticed that they struggled to come up with their own ideas on the spot. When I saw this resource, I was so excited to start using it with my students, and my students were just as excited when I introduced the first daily prompt as their morning work. Now, they are eager to start on their morning work and get their creative juices flowing.
Mikayla Harris –
These are a great resource and my students were really engaged with it! I would highly recommend it.
Karen M –
I liked the journal so it was ready to use with my kids