Writing Prompts (If you have one you’d like to add, just let me know.)

You are walking home from a late movie, and you have to cut through a cemetery. Describe your experience.

You spent the day with your grandfather. Tell about your day.

You are visiting the zoo. You come across an animal that no one has ever seen before. Describe the animal.

If Taylor Swift came in and replaced your principal for a day, what would school be like? Tell about it.

You have seven friends coming to your house to spend the night. What do you do to get ready?

Imagine you are walking outside. A spring storm is coming. Describe what you see, hear, smell, taste, and touch.

Everyone needs help sometimes. Write a story about what happened one time when someone helped you.

Most of us have worn something we did not want to wear. Write a story about what happened one time when you had to wear something you did not want to wear.

Everyone has lost something. Tell about what happened the time you or someone else lost something.

Imagine you are on a magic carpet that takes you anywhere you choose. Think about where you would go and what you might do. Write a story about your adventure.

Pretend you are asked to spend the afternoon babysitting Howie, a pet monkey. Before you begin to write, think about the fun and adventures you have with Howie, the monkey. Now write a story about what happened.

You are home babysitting your little brother. When you go out to get the paper, the door shuts and locks. Your baby brother is alone inside. Tell what you do.

Pretend you live in a place were it snows and that you just got a new sled. When you wake up the next morning, it has snowed two feet! Tell about your day.

You find a baby raccoon on the school playground. Tell about that day at school.

Describe how your mother looks when she smiles at you.

Describe how your pet behaves when it is being playful. Pretend if you don't have one.

Describe how your classroom will look the day after the last day of school.

Think back to your first day in school (first grade or kindergarten) and relate what happened that day.

This weekend you are going to the nall. Tell all that you will do.

Your little brother or sister is sick and can't sleep. Tell him/her a story that will help him/her go to sleep.

You have just been rescued after being lost for twenty-four hours. Relate what happened that made you scared.

Tell what happened when you felt the proudest of yourself.

Your pen pal from Antarctica sends you a penguin. Tell about your first day with your new pet.

Your classroom's pet snake got loose inside the school. Tell what happened.

You and your mother are home alone when suddenly a tornado is spotted coming toward your house. Tell about your experience.