It’s that time of year again! Students and teachers are settling back into another school year. What better way to get students putting pen to paper for the first time in (probably) months, then to get them writing about their summer? Keep reading for 10 writing prompts that are sure to get your middle school students writing!
- What was your favourite place that you visited this summer? Did you go on vacation? Did you visit family? Did you go to a beloved spot around town? Tell me about it? Who did you go with? What did you do when you were there? What was the weather like? Describe it to me in as much detail as possible.
- What is something that you wished that you had done over the summer, but you didn’t. Plan it out for me. What would you do? Where would you go? What items/ people/ pets would you bring with you?
- Tell me about an adventure that you had with your friends. Write it in as much detail as possible and ensure that it has a beginning, middle, and end.
- Tell me about a time where, this summer, something did not go as planned, but things turned out amazing anyways. Did your camping trip get rained out so instead you went bowling? Did you get lost on a road trip and found a beautiful waterfall you didn’t know about? Tell me in as much detail. Try to build suspense and have me really wondering what happens next.
- Did you participate anything exciting this summer? Did you attend any sports tournaments? Participate in any music performances? Tell me all about it using lots of detail. How did you feel beforehand? How did you feel afterwards? Did you do anything to celebrate?
- Tell me about something you made over the summer that you are proud of. It could be an art piece, something you cooked, music you wrote, something you wrote, etc. Tell me about it. What inspired you to make it? What does it look like? What do you want to make next?
- Did you have any big changes in your life over the summer? Did you move? Have a new brother or sister? Tell me all about it.
- What is one goal that you have for this upcoming school year. What are some steps you could take to achieve it. Who could help you achieve it and how? What is something that you could do today to accomplish it?
- What are you excited about this school year? It can occur in or outside of school. Why are you excited about it? Describe it in detail.
- Tell me about something that you learned over the summer. Tell me where you got the information. Was it from a book, a documentary, a museum, an elder or something else. Tell me everything that you remember about it. Give as much detail as possible and make sure to organize it into paragraphs.
Getting students writing after the summer can sometimes be a challenge! Giving students the choice of a few of the above is sure to get them started.
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