Special Writing Topics Archive

Writing Prompts for High School Graduation

For high school seniors, the end of this school year is a milestone moment in their life. They are looking forward to an exciting summer and the adventures that lie ahead, including college courses, military training, internships, travel and technical school programs. While there’s

33 Gender Equality Journaling Writing Prompts

In a world where even seemingly gender-neutral toys like building blocks and sports equipment are divided and sold in separate bold blue and soft pink versions, it’s increasingly difficult for parents and teachers to help kids learn about gender equality and the harms of

31 Personal Growth Journal Prompts

Personal development isn’t just for adults and self-help gurus—it can also be an incredibly powerful practice to share with kids.  People of all ages can benefit from understanding how to improve themselves, and your students are no exception.  Having the ability to assess, reflect,

33 Journaling Prompts about The Arts

It’s not hard to get young kids into art—but as students get older and develop more inhibitions about expressing themselves creatively, many of them stop enjoying art and the diverse opportunities it can bring. Whether you have students who are reluctant to create their

30 Leadership Writing Prompt Ideas for Kids

Some kids are born natural leaders, and others are more comfortable following along with the crowd.  But whether your students prefer to take charge or listen to instructions—and whether or not they already think they know which category they fall into—it’s still a good

32 Storytelling Writing Prompts for Kids

The Value of Storytelling Writing Prompts for Kids— This year’s National Day of Listening celebration takes place on November 29th, but you can start getting students involved now. The StoryCorps program asks participants to record a short interview with a loved one in order

32 Substance Abuse Prevention Writing Ideas for Kids

Substance Abuse Prevention Education: Journal Prompts for Students— This October, participate in National Substance Abuse Prevention Month by teaching your students about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.  Substance abuse is on the rise, with kids and teens all across the country usually able

31 Bullying Awareness Writing Prompts for Students

Though most kids have been teased or laughed at on occasion, some students have to deal with long-term harassment that is psychologically and physically harmful to their wellbeing.  Bullying is a major epidemic facing today’s schools and children.  From stealing someone’s lunch money to

50 Right to Privacy Prompt Ideas for Kids

50 Journal Prompt Ideas for Kids About Right to Privacy— After Edward Snowden, a former employee of the National Security Agency (NSA), leaked a series of classified documents to the press, people around the world have been talking about government surveillance and privacy concerns.

51 Back-to-School Writing Prompts for Students

What are Some Good Back-to-School Writing Prompts for Students? Back-to-school time is one of the most exciting parts of the year for kids. Though they may have enjoyed their summer vacations, the back-to-school season brings the opportunity to see beloved friends again and to
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