Writing Prompts for Kids & Teens


 Leadership Writing Prompts for Kids: (Middle SchoolHigh School)
These expository writing prompts are designed to make your students think about not only what it means to be a leader, but also what it means to be a community member and friend…
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Careers Writing Prompts for Kids: (5th Grade to High School)
Most youngsters have a dream of what they’d like to be when they grow up.  Therefore, use that dream to get your students writing about careers and work…
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Expository Writing Prompts on Family (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Grade)
Your students have plenty of family personal experiences to write about. However, even those who don’t have an actual sibling or relatives can write about their life with an imaginary sibling or their best friend…
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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. To be sure, all students love animals. Therefore, use these prompts for stories on animals to put their writing gears in motion…
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Expository Prompts on the Environment (4th Grade to High School)
Why not get your students thinking more about the world around us. That is to say, challenge them to write essays using these environmental writing prompts…
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Science Writing Prompts (& Inventions) (4th GradeHigh School)
What would the world be without inventions? In other words, from language to architecture to technology to food, inventions spawns from the minds of those who dare to think bigger…

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Writing Prompts on Books (4th Grade to High School)
Getting engrossed in a compelling book is a great experience. Therefore, use the power of books as a starting point for your students’ essays with these prompts for stories on books..

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 Writing Prompts on Space & Planets (3rd Grade to High School)
Very little inspires more curiosity than space. For example, from the 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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civic and policy writing prompts Civics and Public Policy (Middle SchoolHigh School)
The world of civics and public policy can be rich and engaging. As a result, dare your students to think about a diverse range of policy topics and solutions by using these writing prompts…

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Expository Writing Prompts on Ethics (Middle SchoolHigh School)
We each have a personal belief system that compels us to take action to promote or defend causes that we believe in. Therefore, use these prompts to stimulate your students to explain their stance..  See Prompts for stores



Endangered Species Writing Prompts for Kids: (3rd Grade to High School)
There are thousands of species on the endangered species list. In fact, many thousands more have already become extinct. Stimulate your student’s imagination using the natural fascination and awe of extinct and endangered animals..  See Prompts for stories


Education Writing Prompts for Kids: (Middle SchoolHigh School)
If there is one thing your students know about (and will have an opinion about) – it’s education. Therefore, use these expository writing prompts to engage them.. See Prompts for stores


 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 write. Most importantly, they can explore the cultural diversity of the world we live in… See Prompts for stores


Expository Writing Prompts on History (4th Grade to High School)
It’s important for students to study the past to better understand the future. Consequently, these prompts will be a great accompaniment to any field trip to a historic building or monument..
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Expository Writing Prompts on Music (1st Grade to High School)
To be sure, no matter what age group or grade kids love music. From lullabies to Disney, from country to pop, and from Taylor Swift to One Direction. Above all, your kids will feel like rock stars with these music writing prompts..
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What Would You Do Writing Prompts (Middle SchoolHigh School)
Knowing the right thing to do is not always easy. Therefore, here are some writing prompts designed to test your student’s values, convictions, and resolve under trying circumstances...
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Technology Writing Prompts (4th Grade to High School)
Technology is the result of scientific knowledge being used for practical applications. For instance, it’s hard to imagine our lives these days without computers and cell phones.  Consequently, these prompts will help every student find something to write about….
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Expository Writing Prompts on Hobbies (1st Grade to High School)
Most kids have special interests or hobbies. As a result, these writing prompts will give young children a chance to share what they do outside of school with their friends..

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Expository Prompts on Life Events (Middle SchoolHigh School)
Life has many twists and turns. Consequently, these 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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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 vacations. Therefore, use these prompts to engage them into sharing their experiences…
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Scary Story Prompts   (3rd Grade – 8th Grade)
Let your students’ ghoulish imaginations run wild with these spooky scary story starters!

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Writing Prompts on Opinions (5th Grade to High School)
Young people are not often given the opportunity to express their thoughts on larger issues and concerns. These Opinion c
ontemplate on the conflicts of truths and lies, as well as coming up with solutions to situations that they normally wouldn’t be exposed to. 
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Writing Prompts for College Application Essay   
A list of things to write about and great topics to choose from for your college application essay. Some are light and fun writing prompts, while others are more serious…(coming soon)