Writing Prompts

Writing Prompts


Expository/Descriptive:


Imaginative Descriptive-

 

  • Describe your favorite food.
  • Describe your least favorite food.
  • Describe your pet.
  • Describe your favorite place
  • Describe a garden.

 

Factual Descriptive-

 

  • Describe yourself.
  • Describe your favorite movie character.
  • Describe a family member.
  • Describe your best friend.
  • Describe your favorite teacher.
  • Your friend wants to build a snowman but has never done it before.  Write directions for him/her that tell how to build a snowman.
  • Think of something you just learned to do. Explain how to do it.
  • Think of your favorite sandwich.  Explain how to make it.
  • Imagine you could “invent” the perfect brother or sister.  Describe what he/she would be like.
  • Imagine you could design your perfect room.  Describe it.

 

Narrative Descriptive-

 

  • Write about a time you were in a snowstorm.
  • Write about a time you were in a thunderstorm.
  • Write about the time when you lost your first tooth.

 

Realistic Descriptive-

 

  • Write about the first time you rode a bike.
  • Write about the first time you walked into school.
  • Write about the time you met your best friend.