Journal Prompts October Write a paragraph to respond to each prompt. Your journals will be due on Thursday each week. Date Prompt October 1 What is the biggest surprise you ever had in your life? October 2 October is National Clock Month. Do you think it is important to be on time? Why or why not? October 8 What is the best advice you ever received? Tell me about a time you used this advice. October 9 What is worse to fail at: a friendship, a sport or a test? October 15 What two things make you angry? Why? October 16 What is the most memorable gift someone has ever given you? Why was it so special? October 22 If you could win a trophy, what would you want to win it for? October 23 Do you like to cook? Why or why not? If yes, what kinds of things do you like to make? October 29 Who or what makes you laugh? October 30 Do you think exercising is important? Do you exercise? Journal Prompts October JOURNAL RESPONSE RUBRIC 1. Focus- response is on topic with sufficient 4 3 2 1 awareness of task. 2. Content- sufficiently develops ideas with 4 3 2 1 elaboration and/or explanation. 3. Organization- includes a topic sentence by 4 3 2 1 restating the prompt in some way, sustains a logical order and ends with a concluding sentence. 4. Style- Uses a variety of sentences and vivid word 4 3 2 1 choices. 5. Conventions- Uses correct grammar, punctuation and 4 3 2 1 spelling.
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