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January Writing Journal Prompts


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The Writing Journal Prompts packet for January contains many fun and engaging writing prompts for beginning writers. Students will have the opportunity to practice a variety of writing styles and skills, including: writing lists, labeling pictures, writing narrative text, writing procedural/how to text, writing an opinion text, writing poems and letters.


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January Writing Journal Prompts

This book contains a collection of writing journal prompts for January. The simple prompts are ideal for beginning and struggling writers in Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2.
*** American and Canadian (Australian) spelling included ***
Cover page (page 5)
Draw and label (pages 6-8)
  • Girl with snowball
  • Chipmunk hibernating in burrow
  • Polar bear
List writing (pages 9-11)
  • Things I learnt last year
  • Things I want to do this year
  • Things you need to make a snowman
How to / procedural writing (pages 12-17)
  • How To Build a Snowman (with and without pictures)
  • How To Make Hot Cocoa (with and without pictures)
  • How To Dress for a Snowy Day (with and without pictures)
Writing prompts with pictures (pages 18-27)
  •  I know winter is here because
  • The best thing about winter is
  • When I see a pile of snow
  • My mitten is
  • During indoor recess, I like to
  • My favorite arctic animal is… because
  • Penguins can
  • If I were a penguin, I would
  • Inside my igloo, I would have
  • I would hibernate with a… because
Opinion writing with pictured choices (pages 28-30)
  • I like (snowy or sunny) weather because…
  • The best bet would be a (penguin or polar bear) because…
  • I would rather build (an igloo or sandcastle) because…
Opinion writing II (pages 30-33)
  • The best gift I received was… because
  • The best winter sport is… because
  • The best thing to do on New Year’s Day is… because
Narrative writing (pages 32-37)
  • Describing snow (sentence writing)
  • Write a sentence to match the picture (grandma knitting a mitten)
  • Write a story to match the picture (Arctic Hare sledding down a hill)
  • Write a story to match the picture (bears hibernating in den)
Narrative writing II (pages 38-42)
  •  During the winter break, I
  • If I were trapped in a snow globe
  • I was sledding down a hill when all of a sudden
  • If I were a snowman at night,
  • If it snowed gumballs, I would
Acrostic poem (page 43)
  • January
Letter writing to my teacher (page 44)
Additional page with handwriting lines (page 45)
Happy Teaching 🙂
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January Writing Journal Prompts. Includes a variety of text types: writing lists, labelling, procedures, opinion pieces, narrative text, letters and acrostic poems.January Writing Journal Prompts