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Allowance

Convincing one's parents to an increase in the allowance is a tough task. Have students write a persuasive essay on that very topic.
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Standard: ELA 1
Grades: 6-8
Page(s): 4
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Random Book Bag Check

The topic for persuasive prompt is whether there should be random book bag checks.
Standard: ELA 1
Grade(s): 6-8
Page(s): 4
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Censorship

What is your position and persuade your audience on the topic of censorship. Students need to persuade the audience on this topic for this prompt.
Standard: ELA 1
Grade(s): 6-8
Page(s): 4
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Change Your School

Students can use this assignment to write an argument about one major change that should be made at school.
Standard: ELA 1
Grade(s): 6-8
Page(s): 4
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Community Service

Should everyone be involved in community service? With this prompt students need to develop and support their own position.
Standard: ELA 1
Grade(s): 6-8
Page(s): 4
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School Computers

If you want your school to build two new computer labs you need to complete this persuasive writing prompt.
Standard: ELA 1
Grade(s): 6-8
Page(s): 4
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Dress Code

Students do not like it when their school tries implementing a strict dress code. Have students write an argument on this topic with this prompt.
Standard: ELA 1
Grade(s): 6-8
Page(s): 4
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Curfew

If students want to stay out late, they need to convince their parents to extend their curfew. That is the topic of this persuasive essay.
Standard: ELA 1
Grade(s): 6-8
Page(s): 4
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Canceling Fieldtrips

Your school cancelled fieldtrips. Have you students write an essay to persuade the administrators to allow them back.
Standard: ELA 1
Grade(s): 6-8
Page(s): 4
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Too Much Homework

Nobody likes homework. Have students take a position on the amount of homework they receive in school and write an essay about it with this assignment.
Standard: ELA 1
Grade(s): 6-8
Page(s): 4
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I am an Individual

Have students use this persuasive prompt to take a position and defend it on the topic of school uniforms.
Standard: ELA 1
Grade(s): 6-8
Page(s): 4
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Litter Problem

What should be done about litter is the topic of this persuasive writing prompt.
Standard: ELA 1
Grade(s): 6-8
Page(s): 4
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Online Classes

What if your school decided to ONLY have online classes. Have the students write an argument about this topic with this essay prompt.
Standard: ELA 1
Grade(s): 6-8
Page(s): 4
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Video Game Files

Headline: Video game store cracks down on underage kids playing violent video games. Have students respond to this headline in this persuasive prompt.
Standard: ELA 1
Grade(s): 6-8
Page(s): 4
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Too Much Violence on Television

With this persuasive writing prompt, students need to write on whether they think there is too much violence in the media.
Standard: ELA 1
Grade(s): 6-8
Page(s): 4
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Where to Live

Have students write an argument about which is better: country living or city living.
Standard: ELA 1
Grade(s): 6-8
Page(s): 4
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