Writing Prompts for 3rd Grade

1. If you were the President, what is one thing you would change? Give at least two reasons why you chose that thing.

2. If you had $50.00, how would you spend it?

3. Write about your favorite birthday so far. Be sure to describe why it is your favorite.

4. Explain what it takes to be someone's friend.

5. Write a persuasive letter to your parents to convince them that you need a cell phone. Give at least three reasons why you need one.

6. Write a persuasive letter to your teacher to convince her not to give homework on Fridays. Give at least two reasons why you shouldn't have homework.

7. Which animal is your favorite? Give at least three facts about your animal.

8. If you had 5 million dollars, how would you spend it?

9. What game is your favorite? Give at least three reasons why.

10. If you could dress up as anything you wanted for Halloween, what would you choose? Describe your costume.

11. If you could grow up to play a professional sport, what sport would you like to play? Give at least three reasons why.

12. Describe a time when you were excited about something.

13. Describe the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes at your house during the holidays.

14. Describe your favorite family vacation.

15. Explain what you should do if there is a tornado headed for your school.

16. There is a new student in your class. Explain what he/she should do when it's time to go to lunch.

17. Write a letter to your gym teacher to convince him/her to let the class have a water fight during class. Give at least two reasons why you think this is a good idea.

18. Who is your favorite character from a book? Describe the character and why he/she is your favorite.

19. Write about a time when you were embarrassed.

20. Write about a time when you did not get what you wanted. Describe how it felt.

21. Explain how you would make a pizza if you had the dough, sauce, cheese, and toppings laid out.

22. Explain the steps for getting ready for school each morning.

23. Explain why some areas flood if it rains a lot.

24. If you could change one thing about your house, what would it be and why?

25. If you could sign up to do or learn something new, what would it be? Describe how you could convince your parents to let you do it.

26. Rewrite the story of "The Three Little Pigs" from the perspective of the wolf.

27. Rewrite the story of "Cinderella" from the perspective of one of the step-sisters.

28. If you could have a superpower, what would your power be and how would you use it.

29. If you could travel to another country, where would you go? Give at least two reasons why you chose that country.

30. Pretend you have a pen pal from another country. Write him/her a letter about what your life is like.

31. Explain why we can see stars at night but not during the day.

32. Pretend you are an astronaut, and you just landed on the moon. Describe what you do, and what you see.

33. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Be sure to use descriptive words.

34. Describe your favorite holiday tradition with your family.

35. What would the perfect summer day be like? Be sure to use descriptive words.



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