Prompts for Writing for All Grades

leadership Leadership Writing Prompts (Middle School – High School)
These expository writing 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…
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careers 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…
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sisters 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…
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animals Writing Prompts on Animals, Pets, and Bugs (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…
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environmentExpository 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…
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scienceScience 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…

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booksWriting 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..

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space 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..
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washington dc 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…

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ethics 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 

endangered species 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

educationWriting 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

holiday writing 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

LincolnExpository 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..
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musicExpository 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..
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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhat 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...
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technologyTechnology Writing Prompts (Middle School – High School)
From the steam engine to the solar panel to the iPhone, every student will be able to find something to write about….
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hobbiesExpository 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..

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change-greensign 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…..

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vacation 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…
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