Middle School Persuasive Essay Prompts
1. Middle School Persuasive Writing
Some people in the media have claimed that violent video games such as Halo and Call of Duty cause the children who play them to act more violently in real life. Do you think this is true? Write an essay explaining your argument.
2. Middle School Persuasive Letter
Your principal has decided to implement a school uniform. She says that it will keep students from dressing inappropriately and take away the need to remember school dress code rules. Some students are saying that it takes away independent expression and creative thinking. Write a letter to the school board registering your opinion on the subject and defending your position.
3. Inventions Persuasive Prompt
What do you think is the most important or influential invention in the past one hundred years? Write an essay defending your choice and explaining why it is more significant than other inventions.
4. Television Debate Persuasive Prompt
Some people claim that television has no redeeming value and that it ruins intelligence and attention spans. Write an essay arguing for or against this idea and use examples to defend your argument.
5. Middle School Three Choices Persuasive Writing Prompt
You have been given three options and you may only choose one: The ability to save a loved one from dying in a car accident, the knowledge to save a school and everyone in it from being bombed, or the resources to feed a starving third-world country for a year. Which one would you choose and why?
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