2006 Writing Prompts


GRADE 4

Writing to Explain (Expository) Students were asked to choose something fun to do outside and explain what makes that activity fun.
Writing to Tell a Story (Narrative)
Students were asked to write a story about a time an animal does something smart. 



GRADE 8

Writing to Explain (Expository)
Students were asked to choose something from nature they like and explain why they like it.

Writing to Persuade (Persuasive)
Students were asked to persuade the principal whether students should work in groups to do all their school work.




GRADE 10

Writing to Explain (Expository)
Students were asked to explain what changes they would make to a classroom to make it more comfortable.

Writing to Persuade (Persuasive)
Students were asked to persuade a state legislator whether the voting age should be lowered from 18 to 16.