7th Grade 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.

As you work through seventh grade, you are starting to see that essay writing is important, and you can expect more of it as high school approaches. Have a look at this article to gain some pointers on writing prompts.

What Can I Write in 7th Grade?

Your options for writing at the seventh grade level are increasing. You're learning more about the ideas behind literature and how to analyze passages of text. With that in mind, we offer some options for writing prompts across many different subjects below.

New Building

Someone with deep pockets is willing to add to your school's existing architecture and create a brand new, state of the art facility with every modern advancement possible. What should be the main reason for this building? What area of the school should be able to use it, and why would this be important and beneficial to students?

A Split Path

At certain times in life, someone can be faced with an important decision, and must venture off in a new direction. Consider a fictional character who must make this choice. What are the options, and how have they arrived at this point? What are the consequences of their actions, and is one option better than the other?

A New Discovery

You have found something that could change the human race as we know it. What did you find, and how did you manage to come across it? How will it impact the world's population? Do you plan on sharing it with everyone, or keeping it a secret?

What Can I Do to Find More Help?

With, you can take advantage of the 7th Grade Language Arts: Lessons & Help course, written by English experts at the 7th grade level. The video lessons in the writing chapters are a great chance for you to get the extra boost you need for essay assignments.

This flexible online course can also help you:

  • Improve your writing with proper grammar and punctuation
  • Identify sentence types and components
  • Use figurative language
  • Develop your argumentative writing and public speaking skills

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