Writing Prompts

Mount View Youth Service Center Detained School

School-wide Writing Prompts – 2018-2019

 

Month

Type of Prompt

Prompt

September

informative/explanatory

U.S. Constitution. September 17-23 is National Constitution Week with September 17, 2016 being Constitution Day. Provide a written history of why and how the U.S. Constitution came to existence. https://constitutioncenter.org/

November

informative/explanatory

Veterans. Write a letter to someone explaining the significance of Veterans in the United States of America. Discuss the three most significant aspects of American culture you think Veterans have made to society. Why are these important? What would happen if they disappeared? Would the American culture be different if there were no Veterans?

December

persuasive/opinion

Super heroes. Students will write a 5 paragraph essay about different super powers. Which super power do you think would be the best to have? Convince the audience why this would be the best super power. What impact would this have on society?

January

narrative

Write a narrative essay that talks about the impact local elections have on the U.S. society.

February

informative/explanatory

Write a letter to someone who is far away or who does not know you. Tell them about the three most important events that happened to you in the past year. Why are the events important? How have the events shaped your thinking?

March

persuasive/opinion

Sports. Write a persuasive essay as to why everyone should watch and/or participate in sports. What is the significance of sports in society? What affect do sports have on the daily functioning of society?

April

informative/explanatory

Job Candidacy Letter. Write a letter to an organization where you would like to work. Tell them about your qualities, qualifications, reason for wanting to work with their organization, and how you can be an asset.


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