2007 Writing Prompts


GRADE 4

Writing to Explain (Expository) The Grade 4 expository prompt directed students to think about something that is special to them and explain why it is special
Writing to Tell a Story (Narrative)
The Grade 4 narrative prompt directed students to write a story about a field trip to a special place.


GRADE 8

Writing to Explain (Expository)
The Grade 8 expository prompt directed students to think about the way they like to learn and explain why they like to learn this way.

Writing to Persuade (Persuasive)
The Grade 8 persuasive prompt directed students to persuade the principal whether having candy and soda machines in school is a good idea for the school.



GRADE 10

Writing to Explain (Expository)
The Grade 10 expository prompt directed students to explain what good work habits people should have.

Writing to Persuade (Persuasive)
The Grade 10 prompt directed students to persuade a newspaper editor whether high school athletes should be paid to play sports for their schools.