Try These Writing Ideas!
Show why you would rather be a cracker, a cookie, or spaghetti.
The title of the story is "The Magic Ticket." Write the opening
paragraph. Introduce the characters. Show the setting.
Show how the world would be different if reading and writing
had never been invented.
Write a letter to the school administration, convincing them
to allow a seventh grade dance. To allow a soda machine. To
Imagine you are visiting a place which has not discovered
What if people routinely live to be 150-200 years old? Speculate
on the good and bad effects.
Invent a new class that should be offered here at Laguna.
What would be taught? What would the requirements be? What would be the
Which PE activities have been the best? Why? Worst? Why?
Give suggestions for improving the PE program.
What if the Earth were suddenly plunged into darkness, 24
hours a day? Describe some of the changes that would result, and show the
effects on everyday life.
Some linguists (people who study language) believe that words
like "ouch" came from very early man, and correspond to the sound that
people make/made when hurt. Speculate on the origins of "shhhh" or
"ooops" or "wow" or ??? Where did these words come from?
The word "sophomore" actually means "wise fool. "Make
up an origin for any cool-sounding word.
What injustice or right would you be willing to go to jail
"Be a Thing" story: A drop of water, a $20 bill, a quarter,
a pen that keeps getting borrowed or lost, etc. Write from the point of
view of the thing. Show how the world looks, feels, sounds from its point
Choose a "fad" here at school that you have observed (or
participated in). Describe the fad (a suddenly popular way of dressing
or acting or speaking, or a suddenly popular activity like yo-yos) from
the point of view of someone who's never seen such things before. Show
people in action. Try to figure out what caused a large group of people
to starting doing the same thing(s).
"Be careful what you wish for; it just might come true."
Show the down-side(s) of getting your wish.
What if all privately-owned cars were outlawed?