Writing Prompts for All Grades
Leadership Writing Prompts (Middle School – High School)
These prompts are designed to make your students think about not only what it means to be a leader, but what it means to be a community member and friend…
Writing Prompts on Careers (Middle School – High School)
Most youngsters have a dream of what they'd like to be when they grow up – so use that dream to get your students writing about careers and work…
Expository Writing Prompts on Family (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Grade)
Your students have plenty of family personal experiences to write about. Even those who don't have an actual sibling can write about their life with an imaginary sibling or their best friend…
Expository Writing Prompts on Animals (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Grade)
Nothing can hold a child's (or adult's) fascination or attention quite like animals. All students love animals, so use that to get their writing gears in motion…
Expository Prompts on the Environment (4th Grade to High School)
Why not get your students thinking more about the world around us and challenge them to write essays using these writing prompts on the Environment…
Science Writing Prompts (& Inventions) (Middle School – High School)
From language to architecture to technology to food, inventions spawns from the minds of those who dare to think bigger…
Writing Prompts on Books (4th Grade to High School)
Use the power of books as a starting point for your students' essays with these middle school writing prompts on books..
Writing Prompts on Space & Planets (3rd Grade to High School)
Very little inspires more curiosity than space. From telescopes that let us see the planets to the rockets that take us to the stars, space and space travel are the things that were borne of the imagination..
Civics and Public Policy (Middle School – High School)
Challenge your students to think about a diverse range of topics by using these middle school writing prompts on civics and public policy…
Expository Writing Prompts on Ethics (Middle School – High School)
We each have a personal belief system that compels us to take action to promote or defend causes that we believe in. Use these prompts to stimulate your middle school students to explain their stance.. See Prompts
Writing Prompts on Endangered Species (3rd Grade to High School)
There are thousands of species on the endangered species list and thousands more have become extinct. Stimulate your student's imagination using the natural fascination and awe of extinct and endangered animals.. See Prompts
Writing Prompts on Education (Middle School – High School)
If there is one thing your students know about (and will have an opinion about) – it's education. Use these expository writing prompts to engage them.. See Prompts
Writing Prompts on Holidays (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Grade)
Whether it's Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, New Year's or many others, the holidays are the perfect time for teachers to encourage their students to explore the cultural diversity of the world we live in… See Prompts
Expository Writing Prompts on History (Middle School – High School)
It's important for students to study the past to better understand the future. These prompts will be a great accompaniment to a field trip to a historic building or monument..
Expository Writing Prompts on Music (1st Grade to High School)
No matter what age group or grade, from lullabies to Disney, from country to pop, from Taylor Swift to One Direction, your kids will feel like rock stars with these music writing prompts..
What Would You Do Writing Prompts (Middle School – High School)
Here are some writing prompts designed to test your student's values, convictions, and resolve under trying circumstances...
Expository Writing Prompts on Hobbies (1st Grade to High School)
Hobbies give young children a chance to share what they do outside of school with their friends..
Expository Prompts on Life Events (Middle School – High School)
These creative writing prompts on life events are a great way to get your students sharing personal stories and adding valuable detail to their writings…..
Expository Writing Prompts on Vacations (1st Grade to High School)
Whether it's a 3-month boondoggle in the summer, or a short week long jaunt in spring. students live for vacation. These prompts are designed to engage them into sharing their experiences…