Journal Writing Prompts for Refugee by Alan Gratz


Engaging students in meaningful, enriching journal writing prompts is a great way to process the novel Refugee by Alan Gratz. Use these journal writing prompts to help your students think critically about what they’ve read with relevant journal questions. These novel-based writing prompts are perfect for routine writing, warm-ups, exit tickets, early finishers, extension activities, class discussions, and more.


These low-prep journal writing prompts for Refugee by Alan Gratz will save you time and energy while enhancing your novel study. With this journaling activity, you will receive both print and digital versions of the writing prompts, so you can use them however you may be teaching.

What’s included?

  • 22 Journal Writing Prompts
  • Printable Journal Book
  • Digital Google Slides Journal

You can use these daily writing prompts in a variety of ways: 

– Assign the digital journal to use in your Learning Management System.

– Print the journal double-sided (6 pages total), staple it, and distribute it to each student.

– Present the slides to the class and have them write in their writer’s notebook.

Suggested Uses:

  • Launch your daily reading time with a Refugee journal writing prompt
  • Conclude the reading session with journaling
  • Assign as a station rotation activity
  • Use as an early finisher task
  • Assign prompts as an exit ticket
  • Use as a springboard for class discussion

✎ For extra teaching ideas, click here to read my full blog post on using Refugee in your classroom!


Supports Common Core Standards (CCSS):

W.5.10, W.6.10, W.7.10, W.8.10


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