Expository Writing Prompts for Kids

expos. writing prompts for kidsWhat is expository writing? Expository writing is used to present reasons and explanation about a topic in a step-by-step process. The expository essay should contain a main idea (thesis), supporting details (with transitions) and a conclusion in a logical fashion. Be sure to check your work for grammatical correctness as well! Happy writing!

For Elementary School Kids

  • Explain how you play your favorite game.
  • Explain whether you like or don’t like staying with a baby sitter.
  • Explain/describe the smile of your mother.
  • How do you feel when you visit your grandparents?
  • What is the best thing about your brother/sister?
  • Explain the best thing about your most favorite person/pet in the world.

For Middle School Kids

  • What are the good things and bad things about living in your town? Explain with logical reasons and examples.
  • What does the phrase, “There are two sides to a coin” mean to you?
  • Explain your feelings and thoughts when someone picks on you or your friends.
  • Do you think families are important? Explain with valid reasons and examples.
  • Is it important to be honest?
  • Explain how will you strive to be a role-model for your younger siblings as well as peers.
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