Writing Prompts for Middle School
Middle School Expository/Informative Prompts
1. NEW Imagine that you could give advice to someone—it could be someone you know
personally, a historical figure, or a famous person living today. Write an essay that identifies the
person and the advice you would give. Choose a familiar subject so that you can provide details
and elaboration that explain why this person needs your advice.
2. In an essay, explain how disappointments can have a good side.
3. Write an essay explaining why someone you care about is important to you.
4. "Dress for success" is a phrase all of us have heard before, but it means something different to
each person. Write an essay explaining what "dress for success" means to you.
5. Write an essay to explain why honesty is important in a friendship.
6. Through the years new inventions have changed the way we live. Think about one invention that
has had an impact on the way you live. Now write to explain to your teacher how this invention
has changed your life.
7. Write an essay explaining how you changed when you entered middle school.
8. The amount of graffiti has greatly increased at your school. The members of the school board
must find ways to stop the graffiti. Write a composition in which you fully explain the solution
the school board could use to solve this problem.
9. There are both good things and bad things about playing on a team, such as the school soccer
team or the school volleyball team. Write a composition for your teacher in which you explain
both what is good and what is bad about playing on a school team. Be sure to explain each point
10. A role model is a person you look up to. Before you begin writing, think about someone you look
up to. Why do you admire this person? Write a composition in which you explain to your
classmates whom you admire and why you admire this person.
Middle School Persuasive Prompts
1. NEW A wealthy donor plans to build a new facility that will benefit...