7th Grade Persuasive Writing Prompts

Instructor: Adam Nystrom

Adam owns a Master's degree in Professional and Digital Media Writing. During his time as a graduate assistant, he developed lesson plans for upper-level English courses.

Effective persuasive writing requires excellent technique and an issue that really matters to you. This article will cover some writing prompts seventh graders can use to write a persuasive argument.

Should Computer Games Be Used to Teach?

Most people play games for the sake of entertainment, but what if they could be utilized for classroom instruction? Explore the idea of using narrative inside a game to demonstrate ideas such as plot, character development and themes. How does this approach contribute to or detract from the study of literature? Does it provide advantages or disadvantages for both students and teachers?

See examples of persuasive texts and learn about common tools used to write persuasively in's video lessons on Persuasive Texts.

Do Students Sleep Enough?

The typical recommendation for the number of hours students should sleep at night is more than the average student usually gets. Decide for yourself what a recommended number of hours should be, and argue how you came to this conclusion and why it should be established as a new standard.

In order to write persuasively about this topic, you'll need some evidence to support your argument. Watch these lessons on Using Supporting Evidence for ideas on how to use research in your writing.

Should Vending Machines Dispense Only Healthy Snacks?

Many schools now ban chips, soda and candy from their vending machines. Do you agree or disagree with this ban? Do you feel like you deserve a say in what foods are allowed in your vending machine? If so, why?

Get help establishing your position with's lessons on Persuasive Writing Strategies.

Should Reading Be Available in Audio?

Audiobooks present a different way for people to enjoy their favorite works. Do you think this is an acceptable format for school? Why should it be allowed as an alternative, or why should it be banned in favor of text only?

Explore methods for avoiding redundancy and writing clear sentences through short and engaging videos on Clear and Precise Writing.

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