Grade 8 Writing Prompts

Imagine four pages of writing prompts. Although designed specifically for eighth graders, the topics could be used for upper-elementary and high school writers as well.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Ask individuals to craft their own prompts using the format of the provided suggestions as a model
  • The prompts could be used as practice exercises or as a writing assessment
Classroom Considerations
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • While most of the prompts are for persuasive essays, many other types are included as well
  • All prompts ask writers to add specifics to support their response
Cons
  • The resource contains only prompts; no rubrics, samples, or writing instructions are included