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Essays to Write
for Early Writers
The following are printouts with writing prompts for short essays. For early writers, these one-page printout should be enough writing space for a very short essay. For more advanced writers, extra pieces of lined paper will be necessary to complete an essay.
Instructions for the essay writers: For each essay, begin with a topic (focus) sentence that states the main ideas that you will be writing about. Then write at least four to five sentences that clearly explain the point of your essay. End the essay with a strong closing sentence that summarizes what you wrote. Check that your grammar, spelling, and punctuation are correct. Make sure to use complete sentences and write neatly!
|Parts of Speech|
|All||About the Writer||If I...||My Favorite...||Invent Someting New||Animals||Reports and Reviews||Sports and Games||People and Professions||Holidays and Seasons||Travel and Adventure|
|Reports and Reviews|
Book Report: Use this form to write a book report, noting the book's name, author, main characters, setting, and plot summary.
Movie Review: Review a movie. Include a description of the characters, the story, the scenery, and what you liked the most and the least about the movie.
A Veteran's Story: Write a page about a relative or friend who was in the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, or National Guard. Who was this person (what is their relationship to you), when did this person serve, was it during a war (if so, which one), what did that person do during their service, and what are their recollections of their service?
My Favorite Game: What is your favorite game? Describe the game and how it is played. Explain the rules so that someone could learn how to play the game.
My Favorite Movie: What is your favorite movie? Describe the characters, the story, and what you like best about the movie.
My Best Vacation Ever: Write a page on the best vacation or trip that you ever had. Describe where you went, who you went with, what you did, and why you enjoyed it.
Autobiography: Write the story of your life. Start with your birth and continue the adventure up to the present.
My Family: Write about the members of your family. Describe each person and what they mean to you.
My Town: If an out-of-town visitor was coming to visit, where would you take your visitor? Describe the best places around your town and why they are so interesting. Write about parks, museums, lakes, stores, restaurants, and other places you enjoy.
My Personal Hero: Who is your personal hero? Write a report on your hero's accomplishments and what makes that person a hero. If you don't have a personal hero, describe the characteristics that someone would have to possess to be your personal hero.
Write About a Number: Pick a number, then write about it.
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