Good Persuasive Writing Topics for Kids

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.

Writing a persuasive essay is a great way to express your thoughts on an issue that really matters to you. Read this article for some ideas you should consider.

Locker Searches

Your principal has decided that random locker searches are going to be mandatory going forward. Is this wrong for privacy reasons, or is it fair in the interest of safety?

School Uniforms

Your school is tossing around the idea of uniforms for the entire student body. What are the advantages and disadvantages of a dress code like this, and how would you personally feel about wearing a uniform?

Library Addition

You have a favorite book, but your library does not have any copies of it. In a letter to the librarian, argue that the book belongs in their selection, and explain why you enjoyed it so much and what others would gain by reading it.

New Subject

You've heard of a plan to introduce a new subject to the school day. What should it be? Defend your position by detailing how it would benefit everyone, and if it becomes necessary, explain what subject it could potentially replace.

Improve Your Persuasive Writing

With, you can explore the Persuasive Texts and Persuasive Writing Strategies chapters to solidify your skills involving persuasive writing. The short, engaging video lessons we have are an entertaining alternative to simply reading another textbook, and you can even take some practice quizzes along the way to see how you are doing with the material.

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