Opinion / Persuasive Writing Prompts

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 data. Common forms of this type of writing include editorials, essays, reviews and even letters of recommendation. Expertise in this form of writing requires students to research, organize and develop clear arguments. Below are free persuasive writing worksheets that you may download and print for home or classroom use. Click on the title to view the details.

My Favorite Book – Writing Prompt


Your youngster will write about his favorite book in this writing worksheet.

My Favorite Food


Your little author can tell about his favorite food in words and pictures in this writing prompt.

Dear Principal: Please More Recess!


In this writing worksheet, your student will write a persuasive letter to the principal.

My Favorite Subject


Your student can express his opinion in this worksheet.

I’m a Superhero! Writing Prompt

4th and 5th Grade Writing Prompt - Superhero!

Your “super” student will write about his choice of super power in this writing prompt worksheet.

My “Uninvention”


In this opinion writing exercise, your student can “uninvent” any advancement.

My Hero – Writing Prompt


Your student will write about her hero in this writing prompt.