Greetings! Teaching homeschool writing is hard. But do you know the secret to your child improving his or her writing skills? It’s regular writing practice. Writers write. It’s as simple as that.
Engaging prompts also help your child to enjoy the writing process. That’s why we at Silverdale Press have created these 10 fall writing prompts. These prompts span the categories of writing: persuasive, expository, informative, creative, and narrative.
Lost in a corn maze (story starter/narrative fall writing prompt):
You and a friend are running through an empty corn maze on a cool, autumn night. Your flashlight suddenly burns out. You look down to see what is the matter. When you turn around, your friend is gone. Write a story about what happens next. Be sure to use lots of action words.
Pen pal letter (explanatory/descriptive fall writing prompt):
Write a letter to a pretend pen pal in a foreign country. Describe how your town celebrates fall. Be sure to include local food, festivals, and activities.
Autumn poem (fall creative writing prompt):
Take an autumn nature walk. Bring along a notebook and pencil. Write a poem about the natural splendor of autumn.
Football: yes or no? (fall persuasive writing prompt):
If football is dangerous, should parents let their kids play the sport? OR If football is dangerous, should we watch it on television?
Apples: which kind is best? (fall persuasive writing prompt):
Complete this statement. ____________ is the best kind of apple because ___________________.
Pumpkin patch story starter (fall creative writing prompt):
Finish the following story. I was walking along in the pumpkin patch, when a black crow landed on my shoulder…
October 31 (explanatory fall writing prompt):
Some families celebrate Halloween, while others do not. Write a short essay explaining how and why your family does or does not celebrate Halloween.
Veterans Day (persuasive fall writing prompt):
Veterans Day is November 11. What does our country owe to those who served in the military?
Thanksgiving turkey (creative fall writing prompt):
Write silly instructions on how to cook a Thanksgiving turkey.
Thanksgiving menu (descriptive fall writing prompt):
You are in charge of writing a Thanksgiving menu (real or imaginary) for your family’s Thanksgiving feast. List the dishes as on a real menu. List the name of each dish, as well as a one-line description underneath. Be sure to use sensory language, describing taste, smells, textures.
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