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Persuasive Writing Topics for Kids

Instructor: Nicky Davis
Persuasive writing is an important tool for students of all ages. Keep reading to find kid-friendly persuasive writing prompts to help you start growing your writing skills.

Persuasive Writing Prompts for Kids

You'll need a strong argument if you want to get someone to agree with your opinion when you write an essay. The prompts below are divided into categories to make it easier to find the topic that will get you most fired up for writing. Just choose a position on the question asked, and then write to convince your reader that your position is the best option.

Animal Topics

  • Should we keep animals as pets?
  • Is it a good thing to eat animals?
  • Should people dress their pets in clothes?

Family Topics

  • Is it better to be the older sibling or the younger sibling?
  • Should families do activities together?
  • What are the three most important things for parents to tell their children?

Social Topics

  • Is it a good idea to have best friends?
  • Is it possible to have too many friends?
  • What is the most important part of friendship?

Random Topics

  • Why should you tell the truth?
  • If you could choose any person in history to put on the $10 bill, whom would you choose?
  • Should you learn another language?
  • What's the best TV cartoon and why?

Persuasive Writing Tips and Resources

So you know how you feel, but you're not sure how to go about getting other people to agree with you? Not to worry. Below are some helpful tips to guide your persuasive writing.

  • Outline your opinion: Once you've chosen a stance, list some reasons why you believe in it. This will make it easier to compose your essay.
  • Get the facts: Whenever you're trying to persuade a reader, you want to be sure you're well-informed about the topic. Do your research so you have plenty of supporting details and evidence to boost your point.
  • Know your audience: When coming up with supporting arguments, think about who you are trying to convince, and keep in mind any arguments they might have against your position.
  • Build your skills: Learn more about writing basics and elements by taking an online course. Study.com has an English Language Arts course that uses short and fun video lessons to teach you basic writing skills.

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