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One Goal I Have

Setting goals is important. Have students describe one main goal they have in this assignment.
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Standard: ELA 1
Grades: 6-8
Page(s): 4
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Lost

Oh, no. I am lost. What would a student do? Find out with this writing prompt on getting lost.
Standard: ELA 1
Grade(s): 6-8
Page(s): 4
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What is Good About Work

Work may not be fun but it is important. This prompt asks students to explain why work is so important.
Standard: ELA 1
Grade(s): 6-8
Page(s): 4
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Help

This expository writing prompt has students attempt to define help and explain why it is important.
Standard: ELA 1
Grade(s): 6-8
Page(s): 4
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Kids Have Rights Too

All people have rights. What rights kids should have is the topic of this assignment.
Standard: ELA 1
Grade(s): 6-8
Page(s): 4
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The Last Day of School

From beginning to end, this expository prompt has students describing the last day of school in detail.
Standard: ELA 1
Grade(s): 6-8
Page(s): 4
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If Only I Would have Listened

In this prompt, students have to describe a time when they should have listened but did not.
Standard: ELA 1
Grade(s): 6-8
Page(s): 4
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What Would You Do

It is a fear for many, but have students explain what you would do if you were locked out of your house in this assignment.
Standard: ELA 1
Grade(s): 6-8
Page(s): 4
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Losing It

It is not a happy time when we lose something special. Have students explain when it happened to them.
Standard: ELA 1
Grade(s): 6-8
Page(s): 4
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Typical Lunch

What is your lunch time at school like? Have students describe it with this prompt?
Standard: ELA 1
Grade(s): 6-8
Page(s): 4
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Magic Carpet Ride

Imagine you are taking a magic carpet ride; describe what you see. Students can tackle that challenge with this prompt.
Standard: ELA 1
Grade(s): 6-8
Page(s): 4
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My Mother's Smile

Using figurative language, have students describe their mother's smile.
Standard: ELA 1
Grade(s): 6-8
Page(s): 4
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My Narrow Escape

In this prompt, students need to describe a time when they narrowly escaped an unfavorable event.
Standard: ELA 1
Grade(s): 6-8
Page(s): 4
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What a Strange Animal

What is that animal? Students can explain it in this writing prompt on coming across a very strange animal.
Standard: ELA 1
Grade(s): 6-8
Page(s): 4
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What No One Else Has Done

Have students use this prompt to describe something they've done that no one else has.
Standard: ELA 1
Grade(s): 6-8
Page(s): 4
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I Shouldn't of Done It

Everyone does things we should not have done. This prompt has students describe a time when they went somewhere or did something they should not have done.
Standard: ELA 1
Grade(s): 6-8
Page(s): 4
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A Special Activity

What is a special activity that means a lot to you? This prompt asks students to describe such an activity.
Standard: ELA 1
Grade(s): 6-8
Page(s): 4
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Parents Should Be Honest

This prompt asks students to explain why parents should be honest and give reasons to support what they say.
Standard: ELA 1
Grade(s): 6-8
Page(s): 4
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Penguin as a Pet

A penguin as a pet?! This writing prompt is about what would happen if you were sent a penguin from Antarctica.
Standard: ELA 1
Grade(s): 6-8
Page(s): 4
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