32 grade 8 writing prompts

Eigth year is a huge year for our students! They are stressed and under pressure as they move upwards school. We can reduce this stress by writing as long as the prompts are meaningful and engaging to our students. We’ve compiled a list of 32 engaging prompts to get your students writing and think critically about the message they want to express.

1. What new technology has developed in your life and how has it helped you?

2. Write a newspaper article describing the dangers of global warming.

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3. Describe your favorite place to someone who has never been there. What can they do and see?

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4. Think about your hobby and write an article explaining its benefits to someone who doesn’t know it.

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5. Describe your unique family tradition to someone outside your family.

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6. Write a story to explain to elementary school children how to prepare for middle school.

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Sponsored links7. Do you think it is easier to be a boy or a girl? Why?

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8. Does online harassment exist? Why or why not?

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9. What is the most important information you can give to an adult?

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10. Do you think that freedom of expression should not have consequences?

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11. Do you think that wearing a school uniform benefits all students? Why or why not?

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12. Sometimes people say boys shouldn’t cry. Do you agree or disagree? Why?

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Sponsored links13. If you were to start a YouTube channel, what would you talk about and why?

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14. Do you think 8th grade students are young or old? Why?

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15. What are you allergic to and how do you deal with it on a daily basis?

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Sponsored links16. What do you do when you are sick?

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17. Why are writing skills important?

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18. Do you prefer to watch TV or read books? Why is this better?

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19. Describe a food that someone has never eaten. How will it taste, smell and feel?

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20. Write a letter to a friend who has just lost a family member.

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21. Write a letter to your grandmother teaching her how to use an iPhone.

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22. Write a letter to your principal to convince him to let you start a school club.

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23. Describe your daily routine to someone who lives in Japan.

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24. What does “the apple does not fall far from the tree” mean and where does it come from?

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25. Think about all the plastic waste in the ocean. Write a solution test for this problem.

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26. Why is it important to conserve the rainforest?

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27. Should people be allowed to travel anywhere in the world without a passport? Why or why not?

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Sponsored links28. What is haggis, and would you eat it? Why or why not?

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29. Do all states have the same laws? Why or why not?

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30. Imagine that you are an American Revolutionary Soldier. What would you do when you hear “The British are coming?” “

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31. Write a letter to the Founding Fathers suggesting reasonable changes to the constitution.

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32. Write a response to this quote from Frida Kahlo “I don’t paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality”. What does she mean by that, and how can you do that?

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