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Middle School Junior High Writing Prompts

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  • Use this 'Writing: Inquiry Search for Wingless Invertebrates (middle/high)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing: Inquiry Search for Wingless Invertebrates (middle/high)'. In this paragraph and essay writing activity you will satisfy your curiosity about wingless insects and bugs. Create a report that helps others understand what you have learned using a variety of resources. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Invertebrates of the Animal Kingdom PowerPoint presentation found in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • Use this 'Acrostic Form: Japan' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Acrostic Form: Japan'. Use this form to write an acrostic poem about Japan.
  • Use this 'Writing: Make a Comparison of Aquarium Animal Species on Exhibit (middle/high)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing: Make a Comparison of Aquarium Animal Species on Exhibit (middle/high)'. Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students.This activity helps students compare, contrast animal species found at the public aquarium. See PowerPoint "A Visit to the Aquarium". ELA Standards RI7 RI8 RI9
  • This Money Trees (upper elem/middle school) Writing Prompt is perfect to practice math skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Money Trees (upper elem/middle school) Writing Prompt. "Write an essay about how your life would change if money grew on trees." Lined paper with essay writing prompt.
  • Use this 'Portfolio: My School Subject Goals (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Portfolio: My School Subject Goals (primary)'. This 10 page packet contains templates for primary students' goal setting. It includes individual behavior and subjects, classroom goals and a weekly action plan.
  • Use this 'Portfolio: My School Subject Goals (upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Portfolio: My School Subject Goals (upper elem)'. This 17 page packet contains a portfolio cover, goal setting sheets, portfolio contents dividers and reflection sheets. Perfect for upper elementary portfolio management.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: My wish for peace (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: My wish for peace (elem/upper elem)'. Lined paper with the prompt, "My Wish for Peace"
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Narrative Writing - Dog Show (middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Narrative Writing - Dog Show (middle school)'. Write what happens at a dog show. Exercise in narrative writing for middle school students.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Narrative Writing - New School (middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Narrative Writing - New School (middle school)'. Writing prompt for imaginative story about moving to a new town.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Party (middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Party (middle school)'. Write what you would do to plan a birthday party for $75 or less. Expository writing exercise for intermediate and middle school students.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Peace (upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Peace (upper elem)'. "When I think about peace, I think about..." with an illustration of a dove at the top of the page.
  • Use this 'Writing: Personal Essay about a Domestic Animal (middle/high)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing: Personal Essay about a Domestic Animal (middle/high)'. Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students communicate their ideas, observations and opinions regarding their experience with a pet or farm animal. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Animal Kingdom PowerPoint presentation found in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • Use this 'Writing: Personal Essay on Animal Behavior (middle/high)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing: Personal Essay on Animal Behavior (middle/high)'. Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students communicate their ideas, observations and opinions regarding animal exhibit safety at the public aquarium. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings available in the Aquarium Theme Unit. See PowerPoint "A Visit to the Aquarium".
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Persuasive Writing - Bus Tour (middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Persuasive Writing - Bus Tour (middle school)'. Prompt for persuasive writing on a bus tour.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Persuasive Writing - Flag (middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Persuasive Writing - Flag (middle school)'. Write a persuasive letter to your principal suggesting you create a flag corps of students to take down the flag at the end of the day.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Pluto (upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Pluto (upper elem)'. One of six writing prompts from our member site on Pluto's status as a dwarf planet.
  • Use this 'Writing: Position Paper for or Against Zoo Facilities (middle/high)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing: Position Paper for or Against Zoo Facilities (middle/high)'. Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students explore opposing viewpoints and strengthens the ability to research topics and empathize with others. Argue for or against the existence of zoos. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings available in the Zoo Theme Unit.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Positively Peace (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Positively Peace (upper elem/middle)'. Write positive statements about peace.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Presents (middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Presents (middle school)'. Lined paper with writing prompt for expository writing about presents.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: School (middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: School (middle school)'. Lined paper with writing prompt for fiction about school.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: September 11th Heroes (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: September 11th Heroes (elem/upper elem)'. "There were many heroes during the September 11th tragedy. Write about a hero or a heroic event that made an impression on you."
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: September 11th' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: September 11th'. "Did the events of that day change your thoughts about your life? In what ways, if any, did you change?"
  • Excerpts from Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech are reviewed in writing prompts, with an emphasis on rhetoric. Adaptable to a range of grades.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: State Similes' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: State Similes'. Explains what a simile is, gives some examples, and then encourages students to write and illustrate their own similes about their state.
  • Use this 'Writing: Study Skills Note Taking and Paragraph Writing' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing: Study Skills Note Taking and Paragraph Writing'. Note taking and paragraph writing are essential study skills. Learn how to take notes on the important content found in nonfiction texts. Learn how to compose strong original paragraphs from the notes taken.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Summer Vacation (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Summer Vacation (upper elem/middle)'. Use these "thinking prompts" to help start brainstorming for a "Summer Vacation" assignment.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompts: Ten Pages (middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompts: Ten Pages (middle school)'. Expository, persuasive and narrative writing. Ten prompts for middle school or advanced intermediate.
  • Use this 'Project: The Best Vacation Ever (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Project: The Best Vacation Ever (upper elem/middle)'. This 16 page vacation planner is a great project to help students understand the process of planning and organizing a vacation. Whether plans are for a low-budget camping trip in a nearby state park, or a fantastic voyage to a faraway country, students will have fun planning budgets, etc., with this unit.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: The Nicest Yard (middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: The Nicest Yard (middle school)'. "Tell in detail what you would have to do to have the nicest yard in the neighborhood." Advanced intermediate/middle school level.
  • Use this 'Poem Form: Valentine Balloon' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Poem Form: Valentine Balloon'. Write a poem in the heart-shaped balloon.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Volunteers (middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Volunteers (middle school)'. Explain why it is important to be a volunteer. Expository writing exercise for middle school students.
  • Use this 'Comprehension: World Landmark - Niagara Falls (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Comprehension: World Landmark - Niagara Falls (upper elem/middle)'. A two page text on the natural landmark Niagara Falls, with multiple choice and short answer questions and a writing prompt.
  • [member-created with abctools] These lined pages create a booklet for student to record their daily literature circle entries.
  • Part of the abcteach character-education series, which introduces children to challenging life skills decisions and asks them, "What would you do if this happened to you?" This one addresses the conflict between doing what is expected, and doing what is creative.
  • Part of the abcteach character-education series, which introduces children to challenging life skills decisions and asks them, "What would you do if this happened to you?" This one addresses suspecting a friend of wrongdoing.
  • Part of the abcteach character-education series, which introduces children to challenging life skills decisions and asks them, "What would you do if this happened to you?" This one addresses helping others.
  • Fill out your own directions for making ice cream.
  • This writing prompt uses a quote from John F. Kennedy as a starting point.
  • This writing prompt uses the text of Langston Hughes' poem "Dreams" as a starting point.
  • Writing prompts for holidays and other special occasions in June, with narrow lines for writing.

Notes

  • PLEASE check other areas of the site for more MIDDLE SCHOOL materials. Many materials are multi-aged. Check out the theme units and teaching extras, book units, etc.