Category Archive for: ‘Writing Assignments/Prompts’

Descriptive Writing Prompt: Guess Which Zoo Animal?


A popular descriptive writing assignment for middle-schoolers…

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Writing Prompt: Alien Description


Here’s a popular descriptive writing assignment we give in one of our middle school courses. It works for kids of any age, however.

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Writing Prompt: Something Out of Place


In one unusual scene in Toni Morrison’s novel, Song of Solomon, two young men come across something unexpected on a car roof in the middle of large city — a peacock. There’s no explanation for its presence. The scene is not important to the plot, though it has symbolic significance. Whatever of the author’s intentions, the image stands out in the reader’s mind because it is a surprising contrast. Your job in this assignment is to describe an “out-of-place” object

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Writing Prompt: Random Short Story


Have you ever tried to write an original short story? They are fun, but can be quite a challenge even for motivated and creative writers. Crafting a good short story is difficult, so follow the guidelines below carefully.

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