Teens thrive when they’re given boundaries with generous margins. Writing and essay prompts provide the perfect launching point, especially for students who complain, “I never know what to write about!”
The topics in these Essay Prompt Calendars provide the perfect amount of structure to stimulate middle school and high school students. Add the teen essay writing prompts to your writing center, use them for daily warm-ups and journaling, or assign them as a supplement to your writing lessons.
This set of 20 essay prompts will carry you through the entire month of October. It includes a wide variety of topics to inspire your older students.
The October Writing Prompt Calendar is available only as a digital file that you print yourself. After checkout, you will receive an immediate download link to the PDF file, which may be printed in your choice of three formats (each containing the same prompts):
- 1 undated October calendar
- 20 essay prompt cards
- 20 essay prompt strips
There is no single way to use the calendar, cards, and strips; they are flexible, so you can tailor them to your needs!
Because each week features five categories of essay prompts, your tween or teen won’t be stuck in a rut of just one type of writing. Topics provide the perfect amount of structure to stimulate your student while allowing for factual, imaginative, or personal writing.
Many of these topics are meaty enough for advanced high school students to develop into academic essays. Other prompts, designed for entertainment or reflection, can still make effective daily writing warm-ups. You'll find an assortment of:
>> For a full year of writing inspiration for your teens, choose the Journal All Year Teen Writing Prompts Calendar. Start at any month, printing out only the pages you need.
Junior high and high school
Printables, PDF (available for immediate download)
I’ve been surprised at some of the writing prompts my kids have chosen and the level of creativity that has resulted…. [T]hey make a fantastic change of pace and provide an excellent source of consistent writing practice.
Kris Bales, Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers
I have my middle school kids respond to a prompt every single day, and these have been wonderfully received. Thanks!
Amy, middle school teacher
I love the calendar idea – perfect for us. Thank you!
Sharla, homeschooling mom