Journal Writing Topics for September

Journal Writing Topics for September

(Prompts for developing Personal Narratives)


Directions:  Select and write at least one paragraph on one topic in your journal notebook.  Paragraphs should be a minimum of 5 sentences and include a topic sentence, body and closing sentence.  Remember to provide supporting details, sounds, tastes, smells, dialogue, thoughts and feelings to help develop your personal narratives.


·        Describe a dream that you had recently.

·        The best lesson my grandparent (or parent or any relative) ever taught me was …

·        Tell about an event in your life that has caused a change in you.

·        I was most angry when …

·        Describe your perfect vacation.

·        My worst mistake was …

·        Describe one time when you were brave.

·        Think of a time when you’ve won something.  Tell what you won and how you won it.

·        Describe the worst day you ever had.

·        Describe the best day you ever had.

·        Describe the time you laughed the hardest.

·        Describe your most embarrassing moment.  What made it so embarrassing?

·        Describe a situation when you felt left out.  How did you handle the situation?

·        What is the most difficult problem you’ve ever had?  How did you solve it?

·        Describe a situation in which you buckled under peer pressure.  Are you proud of what you did?

·        Describe a situation that made you very angry.  How was the situation resolved?

·        Describe a special time or adventure that you have had.

·        Describe a childhood memory.

·        Tell the story of an event in your life that seemed bad but turned out to be good.

·        Describe a time when you achieved a personal goal and how it felt.   Tell how you met your goal and why the goal is important to you.

·        Describe a snow day off from school that your remember.  Tell what you did and how wonderful or bad the day was.

·        Describe your experiences on the first day of school for any grade and what impressed you most about your experience.