Writing Prompts

Even the most prolific and adept writers may get writer’s block. That empty page can make any writer, young or old, draw a total blank. It’s especially frustrating to young writers who may not have the patience or skills to develop a topic. A writing prompt helps the young writer by offering a topic and asking some probing questions. It’s a way to start the creative juices flowing. Below are writing prompts for all grade levels. You may use them at home or at school for free. They may be viewed or downloaded by clicking the title.

Informative / Expository Writing Prompts

7 Worksheets
GrHS_Two_People_History

Expository writing, sometimes called informative writing, seeks to relay information to the reader. It is one of the main modes of writing and includes such formats as reports, instructions, term papers and even…

Kindergarten Writing Prompts

25 Worksheets
Kindergarten Writing Prompts

Here you’ll find fun and creative writing prompts for kindergarten. The prompts ask kids to draw and/or write about things like their favorite day, about something with stripes, or something about a best…

Narrative / Creative Writing Prompts

11 Worksheets
Grade 3 and 4 Writing Prompt Activity - Magic Egg

Narrative writing, sometimes called creative, is the telling of an event or a story. Some of the most common forms of narrative writing include short stories, novels and autobiographies. By learning narrative…

Opinion / Persuasive Writing Prompts

10 Worksheets
GrMS_My_Hero

One of the most common writing modes is called persuasive or opinion writing. Here the author tries to convince the reader to adopt the author’s point of view through the use of reasoning and well-organized…