Descriptive essay prompts for middle schoolers
Encourage your middle schoolers to try these descriptive essay prompts, and watch their creative writing go from black and white to technicolor!
1. Welcome to the 22nd Century
Describe the car, house, or workplace of the future. Which familiar items are missing? What new technology has developed, and how does it contribute to our well-being, comfort, or convenience?
2. One Day Each Year
Birthdays are celebrated in many different ways. Describe birthday festivities in your house, including the food, the gifts, and favorite family traditions.
3. Mainstreet, USA
Your pen-pal and his parents are thinking of moving to your hometown. Describe your town or city, especially the sights and scenery it offers to curious visitors.
4. Dare to be Different
Think of the most unusual person you have known: their personality, their external qualities, and their unique point of view (background and special knowledge). Try to capture this amazing person on paper.
Fantasy & Fairy Tales StoryBuilders
Printable Writing Prompt Cards
192 printable writing prompt cards start kids off with the basic elements of a story—character, character trait, setting, and plot. Even your most reluctant student will beg for StoryBuilders!
5. Surfing and Snowflakes
Would you rather spend an evening stoking bonfires by the beach, or throwing snowballs at your best friend? Describe your favorite season, including the activities that make it so appealing to you.
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