Hello and Welcome. Here you will find 7th grade writing worksheets with writing prompt and journal page pdfs. Seventh grade…what a fun time full of changes, transition, and growth!
For many students, seventh grade is an incredibly significant transitional year. Your students are becoming teenagers for the first time and officially leaving childhood behind, and they’re also beginning to think very seriously about where they’ll go to high school, who they’ll be friends with, and what kind of students they will be.
To help support you in your efforts to provide your kids with the writing skills they need to thrive in junior high and beyond, we offer you the following free writing resources. Some of the resources are writing worksheets and others are printables. We also share a link to our favorite writing worksheets resource for seventh-graders.
If you need fun ways to support your kid’s writing skill development, you have come to the right place. We welcome you and hope you enjoy the resources on our blog.
7th Grade Writing Worksheets Printables
More Free Grade 7 Writing Resources
Writing Prompts for 7th Grade (This is where you can find the prompts from the printable pdf and discover even more great writing information for your grade 7 child.)
As seventh graders get ready to transition into their turbulent teenage years, it’s incredibly important for teachers to do everything they can to keep their students focused and grounded. Seventh grade is a very stressful year for many students—they may feel a newfound sense of maturity and pride, but they also will likely feel the burdens of new expectations and greater responsibilities.
One of the best ways to help your 7th graders through this challenging transitional period is to show them how writing can serve as a safe outlet for all of their feelings and ideas.
When students journal, they have the freedom to fully explore their thoughts without interruptions or the fear of judgment from others. Best of all, they also frequently come to understand themselves, their actions, and their emotions even better when they can trace their journey back on the page.
Journaling encourages teens to slow down for a little bit and take some time to sort out the confusing emotions and thoughts inside their own heads. In this set of 7th grade writing prompts, students will tackle tough questions like what they truly love about themselves and what they’ve learned over the years. They’ll also reflect on important topics like why they don’t always agree with their parents and the qualities that make someone a good teacher.
Use these journal prompts for 7th graders to help your students better understand their thoughts, clarify their emotions, and articulate their opinions in a healthy, constructive way!
Let’s Write Creatively
Creative writing sounds inherently as though it should be easy—after all, the word “creative” expresses a sense of freedom and possibility that other, more restrictive forms of writing don’t have.
However, sometimes the lack of boundaries makes it even more difficult to begin writing. Kids are sometimes confused by assignments that don’t have many rules, and they may struggle to begin writing creatively.
The following five tips get the creativity flowing and encourage kids to think outside the page.
1. Promote New Experiences
Encourage kids to pursue other interests besides writing. While it might seem counter-intuitive that the first creative writing tip suggests doing anything but writing, alternative experiences actually promote greater creativity once students return to their desks. Kids who struggle with writing can find inspiration by enjoying their favorite activities and trying new things.
2. Don’t Worry About Perfection
Perfection is the greatest enemy of creative writers everywhere. When a person writes about things that matter deeply to him or her, it’s only natural to care about the quality of the finished product.
However, people shouldn’t worry about perfection during the early stages of writing.
Junior high students who worry too much about getting a sentence exactly right may become frustrated easily and associate the negativity they feel with writing as a whole. Instead, encourage your kids to write freely at first and to get as many ideas down as possible. They can go back later and correct mistakes during the editing process.
3. Write about What You Love
Though you might be tempted to give students a particular writing assignment, sometimes it’s best to sit back and let them write about whatever they love most.
Encourage your 7th graders to take a general topic and spin it in any direction that interests them. Most kids will have much more to say and will feel more comfortable writing when they are able to discuss familiar and enjoyable topics.
4. Focus on the Senses
Sensory writing is interesting writing—and focusing on the senses can also help students who are struggling to get started. Give your seventh grade writers a setting or situation and ask them to describe what a character experiences through the lens of the five senses. What does the view look like? What noises does the character hear—shouting or the rustling of leaves? Are there any smells in the air? Can the character taste anything—flavored lip balm or perhaps a delicious apple pie? What is the character touching?
5. Set Small Goals
Small, realistic goals for assignments also help kids who are struggling with creative writing. Encourage kids to write for 10 minutes daily or to compose one or two paragraphs. With an end goal in sight, even students who dislike writing will know what they can expect and will have an easier time completing the task. As students get more comfortable with writing, you can slowly increase the length of assignments—and watch as their creativity increases at the same time.
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Until next time, keep on practicing those writing skills with your seventh graders…
Journal Buddies Jill
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Grand Canyon Printable Worksheet for 7th Graders — One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon is nothing less than spectacular. Your student will take a virtual visit to the canyon to learn what formed it and its history. Brought to you by K12reader . com.