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100 Amazing 7th Grade Writing Prompts

Looking for some great writing prompts to help spark your students’ interest in writing? If yes, this post is just what you need. From persuasive writing prompts to compare and contrast, we have much to help 7th graders refine their core writing skills.  

We’ll discuss:

  • Compare and contrast writing prompts
  • Persuasive writing prompts
  • Expository essay writing prompts
  • Creative essay writing prompts
  • Descriptive essay writing prompts

Compare and contrast writing prompts for 7th Grade

  • How are coffee and Tea different? How are they same?
  • Is life as a 7th grader today different than it was when your parents were studying in the 7th grade? If yes, in what aspects it is different?
  • What’s different between a cheetah and a tiger?
  • What family traits you share with your siblings (or if you don’t have siblings, then with your cousins)?
  • Pick two of your most favorite characters in books. How are the alike? How are they different?
  • What does the phrase “comparing apples to oranges” mean? Is there absolutely nothing in common between these two fruits? If the answer is no, write their common traits?
  • What is the best spaghetti you ever had? Which one was the worst? How would you compare the two?
  • What are the similarities and differences between Barrack Obama and Abraham Lincoln?
  • Pick your two favorite role models? In what ways they are the same and different?
  • What are the similarities and the differences between you and your best friend?
  • How smartphone is different than a traditional telephone?
  • Pick any two movie stars you like. In what ways they are the same and different?
  • In what ways a photograph is different than a drawing? How are they alike?
  • Think of the last two family vacations your family has taken. Compare and contrast them.
  • They say, “Pen is mightier than the sword.” Explain in what ways Pen is mightier.

Persuasive writing prompts for 7th Grade

  1. Imagine you are running for the school council. What changes would you introduce at your school?
  2. What would the perfect lunch menu look like?
  3. Think about a problem the local community is facing. Design a solution for the problem and write a strong letter to the community leader citing reasons why they should give your recommendation a try.
  4. Think about a problem your school is facing. Come up with a way to solve the problem. Write a letter to the principal stating why your solution is worth a try.
  5. What is one rule in your family that you think is outdated and should be done away with? Give your reasons.
  6. What is one school rule that you think is outdated? Convince school leaders to drop it.
  7. You love pets and want to bring one home. However, your parents are dead against it. Convince them by highlighting the benefits of having a pet at home.
  8. Make a list of three advertisements that you think affect consumers in a negative way. Explain why these ads should stop running.
  9. Studies suggest teens need more hours of sleep than adults. Design a proposal to convince school authorities to start school late.
  10. Some malls prohibit entry of anyone under 18 during certain times if they are not accompanied by adults. Do you think this rule is fair? Explain your position.
  11. Edited images of models can have a negative impact on readers. Write an essay to convince publishers to do away with this practice.
  12. Studies show that teens are spending more time in front of a screen than ever before. Come up with strategies that can help bring down teen screen time.
  13. Gaming addiction is rampant in teens. How can we tackle this menace? What’s your take on this? Explain in detail.
  14. Research on social media and teens suggest that technology may increase bullying and peer pressure. Do you agree? Defend your position.
  15. Many teenagers today have a phone addiction. Do you have that problem or do you know someone who has it?

 Narrative Essay Writing Prompts

  • Write about a time when you broke a promise. How did you feel? What did you learn from the experience?
  • Write about a time when you successfully kept a resolution? How did you feel?
  • What good qualities you have inherited from your parents? In what ways you are different from your parents.
  • Imagine you could pick any summer job you want. What would you pick and why?
  • What makes a good teacher? What qualities are needed to become a good teacher?
  • Is gossip something that’s inherently wrong? Or are there some instances when it is okay to gossip? Wherever possible, use examples to make your point.
  • Write about a time when you lent someone a helping hand. What was the situation and how did you feel?
  • Difficult times bring families together. Do you agree? Has your family gone through such an experience? Describe in detail.
  • Sometimes people are embarrassed about things they used to enjoy when they were younger, like a toy or a pet. Describe something that you now find embarrassing but enjoyed earlier.
  • Many say there’s no place like the hometown. What makes your hometown special?
  • Write about a time when you lost something that you loved dearly. Describe your experience.
  • Write about a time when you and your best friend had a serious fight. Describe the situation that caused it, who was more at fault (or were both equally at fault?), and how you two cleared up the air.
  • Write about a time when you had to assume a leadership role. What did you learn from this experience?
  • Write about the best prank someone has ever played on you. What made it so memorable?
  • Explain what makes your favorite book so pleasurable or relatable to you.
  • Explain what makes your favorite TV show so enjoyable.
  • Describe your relationship with your best friend and what makes it so special.
  • Write one thing you really wish your parents or teachers knew or understood about you.
  • Write an essay about an unforgettable trip you have had with your family.
  • Write an essay about how sports help shape a student’s all-round personality.

Expository Essay Writing Prompts for Grade 7

  • Would you rather attend private school or public school or be homeschooled. And why?
  • If you could live anywhere in the world, which place would you pick and why?
  • Who do you admire from history and why?
  • If you had to choose five books to take to a desert island, which ones would you pick?
  • What does mean to have a school spirit? Explain in detail and with examples.
  • Technology has changed the way students learn today. Is the change has only been positive? Or are there unwanted side effects of this change?
  • Write a review about the last book you read.
  • Think about one problem in your school, could be bullying or too much homework, that you would like to see addressed most. How would you solve it?
  • Climate change is a huge problem facing us. Write an essay listing five simple things that we can do minimize the damage.
  • What changes your school should make to make things easier for students with autism or sensory issues?
  • Some students feel a lot of stress when they are in the middle school. What do you think is the best way handle this issue?
  • How can your school help the local community to recycle?
  • Wasting water is seriously bad for our planet. How can we minimize this waste?
  • Should the voting age be lowered? What’s your take on this and why you have chosen to take that particular stand?
  • Is homework good for students? Explain your viewpoint and give supporting examples.
  • Write a review of a recent TV show or movie you loved. Give reasons why others should watch it.
  • Write a review of a recent TV show or movie you hated. Why didn’t you like it? What was so about this program or movie?
  • How is participating in extracurricular activities beneficial for students?
  • Bullying and peer pressure can make life in school difficult. Write about a time when you were bullied or pressured and how did it affect you.
  • Drug addiction is a modern evil. Many teenagers fall into this trap. Write an essay how we can deal with this problem.
  • Community service is an experience worth having. Write about a time when you did community service out of your own violation. How did you feel?
  • A friend wants you to teach him or her how to prepare your favorite dish. Share the detailed, step-by-step process.
  • What do you plan to do when you become an adult? Explain why you want to make that choice?
  • Would you rather live in a small town or a big city and why?
  • Would you rather be famous or respected?

Creative Essay Writing Prompts for 7th Grade

  • Write a story about your favorite characters from a film or book.
  • Write a story from the point of view of a pet about spending a day alone at home.
  • You’ve just discovered a new island. What happens next?
  • You found a time machine in your backyard. What happens when you step into it?
  • One day you wake up to find yourself in a foreign country. What happens next?
  • You find out your family has kept a secret from you. What is this secret and why haven’t they shared it with you so far?
  • You’ve just discovered there’s a door in your grandpa’s closet that leads into a jungle. What happens when you pass through it?
  • If for once you could be the fly on the wall, whose conversation would you like to eavesdrop?
  • Write a story from the perspective of an item in your refrigerator?
  • You find a pair of jeans in a thrift store. When you try them on, you are transported into someone else’s life. What happens next?
  • You find yourself snowed in all alone in your house for a month. There’s no phone service or electricity. How will you survive?
  • Imagine that you can fly. What adventures will you have?
  • Imagine that you can become invisible at a press of a button. What adventures will you have?
  • If you could travel back in time and change one mistake that you have made in the past, what would be it?
  • Imagine you are a pioneer in space exploration on Mars. Write about a typical day on the red planet.

Descriptive Writing Prompts for 7th Grade

  • When was the last time you saw a live baseball game? Describe your experience.
  • When was the last time you saw a rainbow? Describe that day.
  • Describe your bedroom. Include as many details as possible.
  • Write about your favorite movie. Describe why do you like it so much?
  • Write about your favorite cookie. What makes it so special? How it is made?
  • Describe your favorite childhood pastime. Include as many details as possible.
  • What will be the world like in the next 25 years?
  • Describe what it’s like being a 7th grader. Mention both the things you like and those you don’t.
  • Describe a local attraction. It could be a museum, zoo, beach, or anything else.
  • Imagine you open your school locker only to find a genie in a bottle. What happens next?

And with that we come to the end of this article. Remember, there’s only one way to improve your writing skills — practice writing every day. In addition to the prompts discussed above, here are some more in this post to help you hone your writing skills a little at a time.

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