November Writing Prompts to Stimulate Creativity

This is a season of thanksgiving. These November writing prompts not only encourage your students to consider life's blessings, but they also provide additional ideas for descriptive, narrative, and expository writing. As you "write through" this list with your students, remember to discuss the blessings of writing itself!
  • If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be, and why?
  • Describe five things you are thankful for.
  • What do you enjoy reading in your free time and why?
  • Explain how to do a great job of reading your room.
  • Explain how to do a great job of cleaning your house!
  • You are running for mayor of your city or town. What three things do you promise to do as mayor?
  • What's the weirdest fashion trend you've ever seen? What do you prefer to wear everyday?
  • If you were wealthy, would you give away a portion of your money? In what three ways would you share your wealth with others?
  • What are three things you appreciate about your country and why?
  • Invent the next great technological gadget! What is it? What do you call it? How does it work? How will it improve society?
  • What do you believe is your best talent? How do you use your talent in everyday life?
  • What is the best gift you ever received? What was the best gift you ever gave to anyone? Explain.
  • Finish this story: "I knew I was in trouble the moment my teacher reassigned seats. Oh, great! Now I was seated next to the chattiest person in the room!"
  • Finish this story: "The play opens tomorrrow night. My best friends and family will be in the front row..."
  • Create a folktale explaining why the raccoon wears a mask.
  • Create a folktale explaining why bats sleep upside down.
  • Did you ever have a day when everything went wrong? Describe that day from beginning to end.
  • You have been asked to plan three new afterschool clubs. What are your choices and why? How do you think that students will benefit from these clubs?
  • If you could add one extra subject to your school day, what would it be and why?
  • Describe the perfect Thanksgiving Day. Why is a national day of thanksgiving important?
  • Have you ever wished for something, only to regret it later? Describe the experience.
  • You can magically enter any novel you choose and interact with the characters and their world. Which novel do you choose? What adventures do you have?
  • Do you own anything that you would never sell for any price? What is it? Why do you feel that way about it?
  • You have been asked to teach a class on study skills and how to be a better student. Outline the points you plan to make in this class. Are you a good student? Do you take your own advice?
  • Suppose that an alien from another planet arrived on Earth during a holiday celebration (such as Halloween, Christmas, Hanukkah, the Chinese New Year, etc.). What parts of the festivities might appear most strange to the alien?
  • Describe the funniest experience you've ever had.
  • You can transform any three people into animals. Who would you change into which animals? Why?
  • If you could transform yourself into any object you wished, at any time, which object would you become? Explain your reasons.
  • What kind of weather best expresses your personality? Are you sunshine, snow, or a thunderstorm? Describe your reasons.
  • Describe your most interesting science project. What did you enjoy most about it? What did you learn as a result?

  • Share this page:
    Enjoy this page? Please pay it forward. Here's how...

    Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

    1. Click on the HTML link code below.
    2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.

    Helping You Write Across the Curriculum!

    copyright 2009-2013