Journal Creative Writing Prompts – Using Poetry & Song Lyrics

Total Pages: 60
File Size: 8 MB



Use these poetry snippets & song lyrics as creative writing prompts! This resource is sure to inspire creative writing and storytelling.

These journal and creative writing prompts help to demystify poetry and show students that they can draw inspiration anywhere.

Use these creative writing prompts as...
⭐ Bellringers
⭐ Journal prompts
⭐ A creative writing station
⭐ Small-group inspiration

Daily exposure to poetry through these creative writing prompts introduces students to a wide range of poetry, while still making it “bite-sized” and less intimidating.

Includes 60 creative writing prompts that evoke…
⭐ Plot,
⭐ Character,
⭐ Conflict,
⭐ Theme, and
⭐ Settings.

Use one or two quotes per card, with or without images. Includes a low-print version, ideas for differentiation, and a Teacher’s Guide. (grades 7-12)

Try a FREE SAMPLE of these creative writing prompts for your classroom

These creative writing prompts include:

  1. 60 Poetry & Song lyric creative writing prompts to inspire plot, character, conflict, theme, and setting (with options to print 1 or 2 quotes per card, with or without images for low-ink/low-stimuli)
  2. Full list of lyrics, poetic devices, and possible discussion starters
  3. Teacher’s Guide with ideas for use and differentiation
  4. Editable substitute plan
  5. Editable digital version (Google Slides)

What teachers are saying…

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “The pictures are high quality and the prompts are engaging. This [creative writing prompts] resource was a great addition to my poetry unit. Thank you!” – Paulina C.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Loved this unit with my 8th graders! It was engaging, to say the least, and kept them focused and looking forward to poetry every day during the unit.” – Sherry B.

About your creative writing prompts:

This creative writing prompts resource is a .zip file of five PDFs. You get the Teacher’s Guide and the four different versions (1 or 2 quotes, with or without images).

You can easily project a PDF like a PPT if you go to View -> Full Screen Mode in your PDF software.

Then, use the arrow keys to flip through. This resource also contains instructions for printing multiple pages per sheet (I usually do 4 sheets/pg).

Includes links to digital versions on Google Slides. Please email me if you have any questions! 🙂

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