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Writing Prompts for Summer Journals

Writing prompts for summer journals can help braille students maintain their skills during the summer holidays.

Last year I created summer homework for one of my beginning braille students.  This year I’ve created more books like those for her to practice reading over the summer and I have also added journal topics for her to do over the summer. The thought is for her to do two to three each week and to braille three to four sentences on the topic as a minimum. 


Editor’s Note:  We have not attached the dates to this accessible version, so that users can get ideas and create their own calendars.

June calendar
June calendar with writing prompts for each day
  • What’s the most important thing you would like to do this summer?
  • What is your favorite meal of the day?  Why is it your favorite?
  • Summertime is great for the outdoors.  Go for a walk.  Write a sentence about the walk you went on.
  • Tell about your favorite sport.
  • What is something you love about yourself and why?
  • If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be and why?
  • What is your favorite thing to do when you play outdoors in the summer?
  • What is the best silly food combination you can think of?  Would you ever try it?
  • Tell about an animal you would like to have for a pet.
  • If a cat or dog could talk, what would they say?
  • Write about something in your house that no one else knows about.
  • Tell about your favorite song.
  • Make a list of groceries that you think mom or dad should buy for you from the store.
  • What would it be like if we lived in a world without water?
  • Tell about your favorite restaurant.  Why is it your favorite?
  • If you could go on a summer vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go?
  • What would you do if there were a dragon stuck under your bed?


July Calendar
July calendar with writing prompts for each day
  • What is the funniest thing that you have ever seen or experienced?
  • Make a list of the things you are most thankful for in your life.
  • Write about your most recent good dream that you can remember.
  • What was your favorite thing that you did on July 4th?
  • Tell about your favorite holiday.  Explain why it is your favorite.
  • Write a list of things you like to do when you can’t watch television or play video games.
  • Which season do you like the most?  Why?
  • Which season do you like the least?  Why?
  • What is your favorite thing to do during the summer?
  • When you go outside, which of your senses are you most thankful to have?
  • What is the best movie you have ever seen?
  • Where do you want to live as an adult?
  • If you were a part of nature, which element would you be?  Why?
  • What can we do to better protect our natural world?
  • What is your favorite time of day to be outside?
  • Tell about a time when you were kind to someone.
  • Would you rather live in a secret forest or on a desert island?  Why?
  • What is your favorite place to explore outside?
  • What are you scared of and why?
  • Tell about the last time you cried.
  • Tell about something that makes you angry and why.
  • What is your favorite thing about yourself?
  • What is the most important quality for a friend to have?


August calendar
August calendar with writing prompts for each day
  • You just won a million dollars.  What are you going to do first?
  • Imagine that you are going to join the circus.  Which act would you perform?
  • Tell about your favorite book.
  • What would it be like to be one of your parents for one day?
  • You found a magic wand.  What would you do with it?
  • What is your favorite part of the school day? Why?
  • Make a list of things you like to do when I can’t watch television.
  • If you got an extra week off of school, what would you do?
  • What is something you’re good at doing?
  • What do you want to be when you grow up and why?
  • What kind of a pet do you think a teacher should get for their classroom?
  • In third grade, I want to learn about…
  • Write a poem about what you think next school year will be like.
  • What would happen if you never went to school?
  • What is something you would like to learn more about?
Collage of writing prompts for summer holidays
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