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Writing, Speech, Debate, & General Knowledge
Writing Prompts for Middle & High School Students

Directions: Write a response to any of the writing prompts given below.
  1. If you could change one major historical event from the past, what would you change and why?
  2. What does the word "courage" mean to you?
  3. What is the hardest thing about writing for you and why? The easiest thing about writing?
  4. If you could invite a famous person from history to your party, who would you invite and why?
  5. Suppose you invent a time machine that can take you back to any time in the past. Write a story about what you would do with it.
  6. Suppose you invent a time machine that can take you to any time in the future. Write a story about what you would do with it.
  7. What if you could trade places with one of your favorite sports hero or a movie star ...
  8. One day the President of United States visits your school ...
  9. Your science experiment went really wrong ...
  10. Tell a story about children who live in a world where there is no such thing as television, computers, or electronic games.
  11. Tell a story about your ideal place to live. What would it be like to live there?
  12. Tell a story about a day in which everything seemed to go wrong.


Name: ___________________

Date:___________________

Writing, Speech, Debate, & General Knowledge
Writing Prompts for Middle & High School Students