Descriptive essay prompts for middle schoolers

Writing Prompts, Descriptive Essay Prompts, Middle School, Junior High

ENCOURAGE your middle schoolers to try these descriptive essays, then watch their creative writing go from black and white to technicolor!

1. Welcome to the 22nd Century

Describe the car, house, or workplace of the future. Which familiar items are missing? What new technology has developed, and how does it contribute to our well-being, comfort, or convenience?

2. One Day Each Year

Birthdays are celebrated in many different ways. Describe birthday festivities in your house, including the food, the gifts, and favorite family traditions.

3. Mainstreet, USA

Your pen-pal and his parents are thinking of moving to your hometown. Describe your town or city, especially the sights and scenery it offers to curious visitors.

4. Dare to be Different

Think of the most unusual person you have known: their personality, their external qualities, and their unique point of view (background and special knowledge). Try to capture this amazing person on paper.

5. Surfing and Snowflakes

Would you rather spend an evening stoking bonfires by the beach, or throwing snowballs at your best friend? Describe your favorite season, including the activities that make it so appealing to you.

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