This 1-page worksheet gives students directions on picking 3 of 5 possible paragraph journal writing assignments. Meant for grades 7-10, the assignment covers writing about the novel based on its elements, themes, and the writer's style. It also has students thinking about important scenes and how they would direct them if they were film makers. My favorite journal promt asks students to argue whether Of Mice and Men should be banned from their school because of vulgar language and violent scenes. The journals are great precursors for the movie and for future essay writing. Please understand that this product does not tell the teacher how to teach students about writing journal entries, paragraphs, or about the novel. It is also does not include a grading rubric. This is an easy way to keep students writing while they are reading the novel. These prompts would be great entrance tickets or exit passes. Thanks for your interest!