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Narrative journal prompts for middle school

by | Jan 10, 2018 | Writing & Journal Prompts

Narrative Journal Prompts for Middle School

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Invite your teens to choose one of these narrative journal prompts for middle school, with themes of empathy, loyalty, friendship, respect, and life experience.

1. Walk a Mile in My Shoes

In To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch tells his daughter, Scout:

“You never really know a man until you understand things from his point of view, until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” 

Write about a personal experience that helped you to better understand another person.

2. Friends of the Heart

Loyalty and friendship are common themes in books and movies. Write about a time when friendship proved to be of great value to you.

3. Lessons Learned

Your mom and dad are your first—and most influential—teachers. Describe a time when you learned an important lesson from one of your parents.

4. Travel Wonders

Some of our richest or most meaningful experiences take place when we travel. Write a paragraph or two about a memorable experience you had when you were traveling. To draw your reader in, include emotional words along with sensory descriptions of sight, sound, touch, taste, or smell.

If you enjoyed these journal prompts, be sure to check back each week for more Writing Prompt Wednesdays! Once a month, we feature topics especially suited for teens.

 

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