15 Persuasive Writing Prompts for Elementary Students 

Persuasive writing is a type of writing in which someone tries to get the reader to agree with their opinion or ideas.  Learning how to recognize persuasive writing as well as how to write persuasively is a valuable skill.Persuasive Writing Prompts for Elementary Kids

Before you start to write your essay it’s a good idea to make a list of the points you want to make to your readers. Being able to write persuasively can seem like a hard thing to learn. Just remember everyone has opinions including you, and in order to get someone to agree with your viewpoint just make sure you follow the 5 simple persuasive writing rules outlined below and you will do just great.

Below is a listing of 15 new persuasive writing ideas for elementary kids.

15 Persuasive Writing Prompts/Essay Topics for Kids

  1. We should not have a school dress code.
  2. Pets should be allowed in school.
  3. School break times should be longer.
  4. There should be no homework.
  5. The school day should be shorter.
  6. Children should be able to use cellphones in school.
  7. I should get a pocket money raise from my parents.
  8. I should be able to go to bed later.
  9. I should be allowed a pet.
  10. I should be able to stay at home on my own.
  11. I should be allowed sweets every day.
  12. Nobody should litter.
  13. Everyone should have to exercise every day.
  14. We should all grow our own vegetables.
  15. Smoking should be banned for everyone.

5 Persuasive Writing Guidelines for Students

There are a few simple guidelines to follow in order to be able to write a good persuasive essay.  They are:

Guideline #1:

Start with an introductory paragraph stating your argument and telling the reader what it is you want.

Guideline #2:

Remember you want the reader to agree with you, so use persuasive words and phrases such as those listed below:

Some people believe that

In my opinion


For this reason

I feel that

I am sure that


It is certain

firstly, and


Guideline #3:

To support your argument give the reader some facts. This will help convince the reader to agree with your point of view.

Guideline #4:

Give reasons for and against your viewpoint. This will show the reader that you have really thought through your argument.

Guideline #5:

Ask your reader questions as this will get them thinking.

 Until next time, write on…