Creative Writing Prompts for High School

Writing Prompts for High School

Creative writing prompts for high school students can be a good way to coax reluctant writers to get their thoughts down on paper. Writing prompts can be silly or serious; the goal is to simply generate the "spark" that starts the writing process. If you're teaching a writing class for high school students, LoveToKnow Freelance Writing hopes this slideshow will provide a few helpful ideas for your classroom lessons.

Trading Places

Imagine what would happen if you swapped places with the person you most admire for one day. Now, compare this experience to what would happen if you swapped places with your worst enemy for the same amount of time.

A Magic Time Machine

Write a short story in which you find a time machine that allows you to travel back into the past. What things would you tell your younger self based on the knowledge you have now?

The Movie of Your Life

Pretend a Hollywood executive wants to make a movie of your life. What type of movie will it be? (Comedy, drama, suspense, etc.) What actors and actresses will play the main parts? How involved would you want to be in the filming of this project?

A Parenting Crisis

You are 45 years old and the parent of a teenage daughter who has just told you that she is pregnant. Describe how you would handle this difficult situation.

An Unexpected Windfall

You've unexpectedly inherited $1 million from a long lost relative. What would you do with this money?

A Letter to Your Future Self

Write a letter to yourself at 60 years old.

Still need more creative writing prompts for high school students? Check out the LoveToKnow Freelance Writing slideshow on Photograph Writing Prompts.

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Creative Writing Prompts for High School