9th 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.

High school can be a game changer for writing, and essays will become much more critical to performing well. This chapter provides some great examples of prompts for 9th grade.

What Should 9th Grade Prompts Look Like?

In high school, essay assignments will come in many different formats. As students move through the ninth grade, they can expect to see prompts for narrative, expository, and persuasive essays, among others. Here are some examples of writing prompts:

Should Cell Phones Be Allowed in Class?

In today's world, having a phone with you at all times is the norm. This can cause disruptions in class for both students and teachers, but it might be vital in case of an emergency. What is their position on the allowance of phones in a classroom? How should this policy change during special time periods, like midterm and final exam weeks?

What Changes Are You Seeing in High School?

The transition from eighth to ninth grade is huge, and this makes for an easy essay assignment. This topic can be given at the beginning of the year or at the end, and students can explore the subject from many angles, such as homework differences, friendships and level of class difficulty.

How Could High School Make a Good Movie?

This idea has been used in many films before, but it would give a student the chance to apply all of the tiny nuances that make up their specific school to an idea for a movie. Who would star in it, and what would be the central conflict? What genre of film would it fall into, and who would be its main audience?

Other Ideas

Study.com's 9th Grade English Tutoring Solution course has several chapters that include lessons on the writing process and the forming of essays. These chapters contain fun video lessons, lesson transcripts, and self-assessment quizzes that can be accessed anytime from a computer or mobile device.

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