Studies show that the best way to improve student writing skills is to have them write. This writing journal is 40 pages of 80 prompts. Students first write the day's date, then how they are feeling and why, designed to encourage students to identify their feelings and improve socio-emotional growth.
Next, students have 4-5 lines to answer prompts that range from "What makes a good friend" to "What skills do you have that would help you survive the zombie apocalypse?"
In my class, I print this off, printing the first page in a bright color that also goes on the back. I staple the pages together to make a "book." That way, students have a record of their previous prompts.
Prompts are best for grades 4-8.
Great warmup activity!