Grade 4 Prompts

WS Favorite Animal (Descriptive)

Do you have a pet or a favorite animal? Describe your favorite animal and be sure to use clear sensory details. How does it look? Sound? Feel? Smell? Remember to show what attracts you to this creature, too.

WS Fun Places (Descriptive)

Think of a place where you had fun. Write an essay that describes that place in detail. Be sure to tell why the place is special to you.

WS Teaching the Rules (Expository)

Imagine that a new student has come to your school and needs to learn the class rules. Write an essay that explains the main rules. Use examples to make the rules clear to a new student.

WS Favorite Activity (Expository)

Most people have a favorite activity. Choose an activity that you enjoy doing and write an essay that explains how the activity is done. Remember to discuss any equipment or training needed.

WS Exciting Experience (Narrative)

Think about an exciting experience you recently had. Write an e-mail message to a friend to tell him or her about it. Be sure to use clear details to help the reader experience the excitement with you.

WS Unforgettable (Narrative)

Who is the most unforgettable person you have ever met? What do you remember most about meeting him or her? Write a narrative that shows what this person did to make him or her so unforgettable.

WS First Day of School (Narrative)

Write a letter to a friend and tell about an experience you remember from your first day of the school year. Narrate your story with clear details so your reader can "see" the day easily.

WS New Learning (Narrative)

Sometimes people learn more outside of school than inside of school. When have you learned a big lesson outside of class? Tell about the experience and show what you learned. Remember to include clear details.

WS Homework Overload? (Persuasive)

Your school is going to start requiring two hours of homework every night. Write a persuasive essay to let the school board know your opinion of this idea. Give clear reasons to support your opinion.

WS Event Promotion (Persuasive)

Many exciting events happen at school. Which event is your favorite and why? Do you like to participate in the event or just watch? Promote your favorite event and be sure to give reasons why a reader can get excited by this event, too.