By middle school, students have the skills and ability to write complex pieces. However, they may be lacking inspiration and not know where to start. Check out this list of Common Core-aligned writing prompts that are adaptable for all writing levels in middle school. Narrative writing is what most people think of when they hear " creative writing.
How to Write a Speculative Essay
A Plethora Of Writing Examples For Middle School (& High School)
When I started my first job as a professional newspaper reporter This job also served as an internship during my junior year in college — I just didn't leave for about 6 years. All the theoretical work I'd done, and all of the nifty little scholastic and collegiate stories I had done, did not prepare me for real world writing. At that point, I had to find a solution quickly. After all, I had a deadline to meet, and it was only a few hours away. One of my colleagues, who also served as a mentor, had the solution. Whenever I wasn't' sure how to write a story, all I had to do was check the morgue for similar stories. If I needed to write a story about a local drug bust, for example, I'd find another story on a similar incident, study its structure, and mentally create a formula in which to plugin the information I'd gathered.
48 Writing Prompts for Middle School Kids
When writing a speculative essay, the student is presented with a writing prompt that presents a brief scenario. Students use this scenario to write an original story based on personal experiences and stories they have heard or read. Sometimes the speculative writing prompt is a picture. The student can use creativity and imagination, but the resulting story should remain connected with the writing prompt by referring to elements in the prompt. Include key elements.
When you write an expository essay , you are explaining something to your audience. It is different from technical writing also known as process essays , which explains how to do or use a product. News articles are good examples of expository writing, as are any pieces that focus on the 5 Ws who, what, where, when, and why.