Teacher's Notepad

45 Narrative Writing Prompts for 7th Grade

Preteens and teenagers have a lot to say, but they don’t always know just how to express their emotions or say what’s on their mind.

By implementing narrative writing into your curriculum, you give your students an outlet to experiment with in a safe and structured environment.

Below, you will find a list of narrative writing prompts to help your 7th graders let out some of their thoughts and get them writing about something that matters to them.

Using This Guide

You can use this guide to help students come out of their shell, or keep it handy for when they have some down time in between activities.

Consider challenging your students to write using one prompt a day for an entire school week, and express to them the importance of thinking deeply about the things they think, feel, and remember.

The Writing Prompts

  • Write about a time when you felt proud of yourself.
  • Tell the story of how you met your best friend.
  • Write about a time when you felt left out of a group.
  • Do you consider yourself to be a good ally? Explain.
  • When was the last time you felt afraid? Write about what happened.
  • If you could have any superpower, what would it be? Why?
  • What is the thing you like most about yourself? What are some things you could do to improve this quality?
  • Talk about a time when you felt misunderstood by an adult or authority figure.
  • Explain what it means to be a good friend.
  • What do you think is your worst habit? What steps could you take to break this habit?
  • Write about a time when you realized you let someone down. How did you feel? How do you think they felt?
  • If you could be a part of any fictional family, which would you choose? Why?
  • What is your favorite way to spend time with your friends? Why?
  • Write the step-by-step process of preparing your favorite food.
  • Write about the last time you felt an adrenaline rush.
  • Do you think social media is good or bad for teenagers? Explain your answer.
  • What does school spirit mean to you? What are some ways you could show more school spirit?
  • Write about a time when you felt publicly embarrassed. How was the situation resolved?
  • What do you think it means to be successful in life? Use examples.
  • Write about a time when you got in trouble for something that you didn’t do.
  • Describe the funniest thing you’ve ever seen.
  • Why is it important to keep trying even when something seems too hard?
  • How do you normally spend New Year’s Eve?
  • How is middle school different from elementary school? How are they the same?
  • Write about the last time you apologized to someone. How did you both feel after?
  • Have you ever been a victim of racial profiling? How did it make you feel?
  • Talk about the last gift you received. Who was it from? Did you like it?
  • Have you ever felt like someone invaded your privacy? Write about what happened.
  • Is there a teacher who has made an impact on your education? What makes them special?
  • Have you ever visited another country? What was it like? If you haven’t, where would you like to visit? Why?
  • What would you do if you woke up tomorrow and discovered you were invisible?
  • What is your favorite holiday? What makes it special?
  • If you found $200 on the ground, what would you do with it? Explain your answer.
  • Think of an important family photo. Write the story behind it.
  • If your best friend were a season, which would they be? Why?
  • How do you define failure? What are some steps you could take to ensure you succeed instead of failing?
  • Describe your idea of the perfect snow day.
  • Write about the last time you had a misunderstanding with someone. How was it resolved?
  • If you could make one new rule for your school, what would it be? Why?
  • Is there anything specific that makes you feel anxious? How do you face this thing?
  • If you could get rid of one school rule, what would it be? Why?
  • Do you think it’s more important to explore space or to explore the oceans? Explain your answer.
  • Has anyone ever spoken over you or cut you off while you were saying something important? How did it make you feel?
  • Have you ever performed on stage? Write about your experience.
  • What is the scariest thing you’ve ever done?

Looking For More?

If you’re looking for something specific and can’t find it here, reach out and let us know. We’d love to help shape the minds of the future. 

narrative essay prompts 7th grade

Writing Prompts for 7th Grade

Compassionate Eye Foundation/Robert Kent/Getty Images

  • Lesson Plans
  • Grading Students for Assessment
  • Becoming A Teacher
  • Assessments & Tests
  • Elementary Education
  • Special Education
  • Homeschooling

narrative essay prompts 7th grade

By seventh grade, students should be refining the core writing skills of brainstorming , researching, outlining, drafting, and revising. In order to hone these skills, seventh-grade students need regular practice writing a variety of essay styles, including narrative, persuasive, expository , and creative essays. The following essay prompts offer age-appropriate starting points to help seventh graders flex their writing muscles.

Narrative Essay Writing Prompts

Narrative essays share a personal experience to tell a story, usually to make a point rather than merely to entertain. These narrative essay prompts encourage students to describe and reflect on a story that's meaningful to them.

  • Embarrassing Pasts - As people get older, they are sometimes embarrassed by things they used to like, such as toys, television shows, or nicknames. Describe something that you used to enjoy that you now find embarrassing. Why is it embarrassing now?
  • Bonds of Hardship - Sometimes difficulties draw families closer. Describe something that your family endured together that strengthened your relationships.
  • There’s No Place Like Home - What makes your hometown special? Explain this special quality.
  • New Kid in Town - Being new to a town or school can be challenging because you don’t know anyone, or exciting because no one knows you and your past. Describe a time when you were the new kid.
  • Finders Keepers -  Write about a time when you lost (or found) something of value. How did that experience affect your opinion of the saying, “Finders keepers; losers weepers?"
  • Follow the Leader -  Describe a time when you were in a leadership role. How did it make you feel? What did you learn from the experience?
  • April Fools -  Write about the best prank you’ve ever played on someone (or had played on you). What made it so clever or funny?
  • Bon Appetit - Special meals can be powerful memory-makers. Write about a specific meal that stands out in your memory. What made it so unforgettable?
  • Bon Voyage - Family trips and vacations also create lasting memories. Write an essay detailing your favorite family vacation memory.
  • Batter Up -  Write about a valuable lesson that you learned while playing your favorite sport.
  • Best Friends Forever -  Describe your friendship with your BFF and what makes it so important to you.
  • The Real Me -  What is one thing you wish your parents, teachers, or coaches really understood or knew about you?
  • TV -  Explain what makes your favorite television show so enjoyable or relatable to you.

Persuasive Essay Writing Prompts

Persuasive essays use facts and reasoning to convince the reader to embrace the writer’s opinion or take a course of action. These essay prompts empower seventh graders to write persuasively about an issue they genuinely care about. 

  • Outdated Laws - What is one law or family or school rule that you think needs to be changed? Convince lawmakers, your parents, or school leaders to make the change.
  • Bad Ads - Advertising can have a powerful impact on consumers. What is a product that you’ve seen advertised that you don’t think should be? Explain why the media should quit showing these ads.
  • Puppy Love - You want a pet, but your parents don’t think you need one. What would you say to change their minds?
  • Lights, Camera - What is your favorite book of all time? Write an essay convincing a producer to make a movie about it.
  • Snooze Button - Studies have shown that tweens and teens need more sleep. Write a proposal for a later school start time.
  • Body Shop - Magazines can negatively impact their readers’ body image by using edited images of models. Convince a teen magazine publisher that they should not use heavily-edited model images in their publication.
  • It Can’t Be Over - The network is canceling your favorite television show. Write a paper convincing the station that they’re making a mistake.
  • Curfews -  Some malls have policies forbidding kids under 18 to be at the mall without adult supervision during certain times. Do you think this is fair or unfair? Defend your position.
  • Team Spirit - Should homeschooled students be allowed to play sports on public or private school teams? Why or why not?
  • Smartphones - All of your friends have the latest smartphone, but you only have a “dumb phone.” Should your parents upgrade your phone, or are smartphones for middle school kids a bad idea?
  • Bullies - Some dogs, such as pit bulls or Dobermans, are labeled “bully breeds.” Is this label deserved or undeserved?
  • Money Can’t Buy You Love - People say that money can’t buy happiness, but some studies have shown that people with higher incomes may be happier . Do you think this is true? Why or why not?
  • Ratings -  There are age restrictions on movies and video games, ratings on television shows, and warning labels on music. Computers and smartphones offer parental controls. Do adults have too much control over what kids watch and listen to or do these restrictions serve a valuable purpose?

Expository Essay Writing Prompts

Expository essays describe a process or provide factual information. These prompts can serve as jumping-off points for the explanatory process. 

  • School’s in Session - Would you rather attend public school, private school, or be homeschooled. Explain the benefits of your choice.
  • Admiration -  Who do you admire from your life or history? Write an essay describing how their character or contributions to their community have earned your respect.
  • Global Community -  If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live? Write about your dream hometown and why you want to live there.
  • Peer Problems - Peer pressure and bullying can make life as a middle school student difficult. Describe a time you were pressured or bullied and how it affected you.
  • Order Up -  A friend wants to learn how to make your favorite food. Detail the process, step-by-step, so your friend can recreate the dish.
  • Addictions - Many people are impacted by drug or alcohol addictions. Share facts about how the use of these substances negatively affects families or communities. 
  • Serve Others - Community service is a valuable experience. Describe a time you volunteered. What did you do and how did it make you feel?
  • City or Country Mouse - Do you live in a big city or a small town? Explain why you do or don’t like living there.
  • Aspirations - What do you want to be when you’re an adult? Explain why you’d choose that career  or what you’ll do to prepare for it.
  • Point in Time - Sometimes people bury time capsules so future generations can learn about the past. What would you include to give an accurate snapshot of life in the current time?
  • Hobbyist -  You’re friend wants to take up your favorite hobby. Explain it to him.
  • SOS - A natural disaster has destroyed homes and businesses in a nearby city. Describe what you can do to help.
  • Wonder Twin Power - Some superheroes can fly or become invisible. If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?

Creative Essay Writing Prompts

Creative essays are fictional stories. They use plot, character, and dialog to engage and entertain the reader. These prompts will get the creative juices flowing. 

  • Fan Fic -  Write a story about your favorite characters from a book, film, or television show.
  • Cats vs. Dogs - You have two pets of different species. Write a story from their point of view about a day at home alone.
  • Time Travel - You find a time machine in your backyard. What happens when you step inside?
  • Dream State - Think about a time when you woke in the middle of a vivid dream. What would have happened if the dream hadn’t been interrupted?
  • New Door -  You’ve just discovered a door that you’ve never seen before. What happens when you walk through it?
  • Secret Keeper - You find out your best friend has kept a secret from you. What is the secret and why didn’t your friend tell you?
  • Fridge Fun - Write a story from the perspective of an item in your refrigerator.
  • Desert Island - You’ve just discovered an uncharted island. What happens next?
  • Fly on the Wall - You see two people talking excitedly, but you can’t hear what they’re saying. Write a story about what they might be saying.
  • Special Delivery - You receive a battered package in the mail. Write a story about its journey from the sender to you.
  • A Mile in My Shoes - You find a pair of shoes in the thrift store and put them on. Suddenly you find yourself transported into someone else’s life. Describe what happens.
  • Mission to Mars - Imagine that you’re a pioneer to start a colony on Mars. Write about a typical day on your new planet.
  • Snow Days - You find yourself snowed in for a week with your family. There is no electricity or phone service. What do you do for fun?
  • Fun March Writing Prompts for Journaling
  • 24 Journal Prompts for Creative Writing in the Elementary Classroom
  • Writing Prompts for Elementary School Students
  • Writing Prompts for 5th Grade
  • February Writing Prompts
  • November Writing and Journal Prompts
  • The 2021-22 Common Application Essay Prompts
  • Writing Prompt (Composition)
  • Tips for an Admissions Essay on an Influential Person
  • January Writing Prompts
  • First Grade Writing Prompts
  • Expository Essay Genre With Suggested Prompts
  • October Writing Prompts
  • Second Grade Writing Prompts
  • December Writing Prompts
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Writing Prompts

Reading Worksheets, Spelling, Grammar, Comprehension, Lesson Plans

50 Narrative Essay Topics

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but a narrative essay can also tell an exciting story and create vivid pictures in the reader’s mind! We’ve got 50 narrative essay topics designed to prompt students to craft memorable written narratives. These can be modified for students in elementary, middle and high school. Feel free to print the entire narrative essay topics list for plenty of inspiration for your next narrative essay assignment!

Narrative Essay Topics

  • Your first day of school.
  • Your most exciting day of school
  • A field trip that your class took.
  • Your favorite summer vacation.
  • A trip that included something unexpected or surprising.
  • A time that you experienced something spooky.
  • A time that you experienced something truly frightening.
  • A time that you learned something new that changed you in some way.
  • The moment when you met someone who changed your life.
  • The day that you got your first pet.
  • A move from one place to another.
  • Something funny that happened to you.
  • Something funny that happened to one of your family members or friends.
  • Something embarrassing that happened to you.
  • Your favorite birthday party.
  • A birthday that was disappointing.
  • A big storm (rain, snow or even a tornado!).
  • A time that the power went out.
  • A summer day when the temperature got much higher than expected.
  • A time when you went to an amusement park.
  • A time when you got lost somewhere.
  • A memorable experience with a favorite family member.
  • A sad experience with someone about whom you care.
  • Your most exciting moment playing sports.
  • Your most exciting moment performing in a play, singing, playing music or dancing.
  • An experience that left you feeling frustrated.
  • An experience that was hard but ended up being worth it.
  • A time that you experienced rejection.
  • A weird encounter with a stranger.
  • A random act of kindness.
  • A time that you took a stand for someone or for an issue that you care about.
  • A moment when you thought you might get hurt but didn’t.
  • Breaking a bone (or otherwise suffering an injury).
  • Your first time away from home for the night (or longer).
  • A time when you experienced a historic event.
  • Where you were when a major event happened. (Note: You don’t need to have been at the site of the event; this prompt is about where you were when you found out about the event and how you reacted.)
  • A time when you rebelled against your parents or teacher.
  • A dangerous experience.
  • A misunderstanding between yourself and someone else.
  • A difficult decision that you had to make.
  • The end of a friendship or relationship.
  • The beginning of a friendship or relationship.
  • A time when you judged someone first and then realized that you were wrong about the person.
  • A time when someone judged you first and then realized that he or she was wrong about you.
  • A moment when you felt that you were starting to grow up.
  • A time when you saw one or both of your parents in a different light.
  • A time when you looked up to your older sibling.
  • A time when your younger sibling looked up to you.
  • A time when you were grateful to be an only child.
  • An experience that you think has only ever happened to you!

Looking for more essay topics? Compare and Contrast Essay Topics Descriptive Essay Topics Cause and Effect Essay Topics Persuasive Essay and Speech Topics

smartconnection.net

  • Sample paper on e-commerce
  • Problem solution essay example
  • Drinking Age - sample paper
  • Persuasive writing examples
  • Sample definition essay on health
  • Writing an essay using samples
  • Education essay template
  • Rhetorical analysis paper samples
  • An informative paper about K-12
  • Evaluative paper samples
  • Sample papers about life stories
  • Starting a paper on bullying
  • Writing about team leadership
  • Creating an essay on smoking
  • 2000-word argumentative essay
  • Tips for law school students
  • Composing a piece about love
  • Synthesis paper on voting
  • Plagiarism checkers
  • Writing about violence & rap music
  • Writing a cause & effect essay
  • Parts of a persuasive essay
  • Role model definition paper samples
  • Custom writing services
  • Ideas for descriptive papers
  • Keeping to the right layout
  • Online Advertising - sample
  • Essay example on digital media
  • Writing a compare/contrast essay
  • Creating a process analysis essay
  • Descriptive essay topic sentence
  • Paper writing assistance online
  • Custom paper writing services
  • Options of top-class paper writing help
  • Composing a brilliant paper
  • Buying a brilliant paper without scam
  • Narrative writing basics
  • Visual text analysis essay
  • Writing a paper on pollution
  • Expository piece on environment
  • Crafting an opinion essay
  • Selecting a writing company
  • Reliable writing agencies
  • Creating a self-evaluation paper
  • Personal essay writing secrets
  • Writing a sociology paper
  • Starting an informative piece
  • Composing a 3-paragraph paper
  • Writing a piece on being famous
  • Creating a text response
  • Visual image analysis essays
  • Writing a literary analysis paper
  • Constructing a thesis
  • Problem solution ideas on sports
  • Argumentative prompts on global issues
  • Fresh ideas for 5th graders
  • Writing on gay marriage
  • Narrative essay writing prompts
  • Expository writing ideas
  • Questions for a biology paper
  • Compare/contrast essay topics
  • Discussing philosophy of fashion
  • Exploratory writing prompts
  • Ideas for an opinion essay
  • US history questions
  • Undergraduate illustration paper ideas
  • Paper topics on the Civil War
  • College paper topic ides to write about
  • Elementary School essay topics
  • Critical analysis paper topics
  • Paper ideas about national cuisine
  • 7 years narrative paper subjects
  • Road safety essay topic ideas
  • Persuasive writing prompts
  • Potential titles on nutrition
  • Discursive paper topics
  • Topics for Romeo and Juliet
  • Expository essay writing ideas

25 Great Narrative Essay Writing Prompts For 7th Grade Students

Writing a narrative essay in 7th grade is not supposed to be difficult. At this level there is so much that students can be able to share about their lives and the things around them in the form of a narrative essay. We have listed herein some great narrative essay writing prompts that will come in handy for students in 7th grade.

  • Write a narrative essay on a day when you got lost
  • Describe in detail a meal that you really love
  • Imagine a situation where you could go back into time. What year would you go back to, and why?
  • Describe the weirdest thing you have ever seen
  • Write a narrative about an animal that you love so much
  • Describe something that you wish you had, but do not
  • Imagine what life would be like if you were blind. Write about the things that you would miss
  • Given the chance to improve one thing in your life, write about what you would improve
  • You have been allowed to choose a place in the world where you can visit at will. Describe your choice
  • If you were an inventor in the year 1900, what would you have chosen to invent?
  • Imagine you have been allowed to be anyone you can be for one day. Who would you be, and why?
  • Everyone has a hero. Describe your hero as articulately as you can
  • If you had a superpower, which one would it be? How would you use it?
  • Imagine you were invisible. Describe what you would do with such ability
  • Picture a situation where you are born into a palace. How would you live as a child and grow up to be a good leader?
  • If you have a hundred dollars between you and poverty, how would you spend it?
  • Describe a job or profession or career path that you would love to be in when you grow up
  • In your opinion, what is the most beautiful thing in the entire universe?
  • Given the chance, would you go to the moon? What would you hope to find?
  • Which school rules would you make up, and which ones would you abolish, if possible?
  • Write a story about the most challenging thing you have ever had to do
  • If you were to go on a talent show, what talent would you showcase?
  • Write about 10 things that you would not be able to live without
  • Describe 10 things in your life that you would easily give up
  • Describe an event in school that you are so happy about

Professional essay writers - are here to write your essay from scratch.

Other Sites

  • UsEssayWriters
  • PaperWritingPros
  • Essay service - EssayMill
  • Tips for essay writers from experts.

Useful Directions

  • Creating a strong literary essay
  • Literary criticism paper samples

2024 - © SmartConnection.net. All rights reserved.

  • Share full article

Advertisement

Supported by

Student Opinion

650 Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing

narrative essay prompts 7th grade

By Michael Gonchar

  • Oct. 20, 2016

Update, Sept. 4, 2019: Check out our newest evergreen collection of “ 550 Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing ” that includes dozens of new prompts.

Update, Feb. 15, 2019: Learn more about how to use our 1000s of writing prompts by watching our free on-demand webinar: “ Give Them Something to Write About: Teach Across the Curriculum With New York Times-Inspired Daily Prompts. ”

Every school day since 2009 we’ve asked students a question based on an article in The New York Times.

Now, seven years later, and in honor of the Oct. 20 National Day on Writing , we’ve collected 650 of them that invite narrative and personal writing and listed them by category below. Consider it an update of a previous post, and a companion to the list of 301 argumentative writing prompts we published in 2015.

Here is a PDF of all 650 prompts , and we also have a related lesson plan, From ‘Lives’ to ‘Modern Love’: Writing Personal Essays With Help From The New York Times .

Below, a list that touches on everything from sports to travel, education, gender roles, video games, fashion, family, pop culture, social media and more. Like all our Student Opinion questions , each links to a related Times article and includes a series of follow-up questions. All questions published since May 2015 are still open to comment by any student 13 or older.

So dive into this admittedly overwhelming list and pick the questions that most inspire you to tell an interesting story, describe a memorable event, observe the details in your world, imagine a possibility, or reflect on who you are and what you believe.

Overcoming Adversity

1. What Challenges Have You Overcome? 2. What Are Your Secret Survival Strategies? 3. What Do You Do When You Encounter Obstacles to Success? 4. When Have You Failed? What Did You Learn From It? 5. When Have You Ever Succeeded When You Thought You Might Fail? 6. What Life Lessons Has Adversity Taught You? 7. What Work Went Into Reaching Your Most Difficult Goals? 8. How Often Do You Leave Your ‘Comfort Zone’? 9. When Was the Last Time You Did Something That Scared or Challenged You? 10. What Are You Afraid Of? 11. What Are Your Fears and Phobias? 12. What Are Your Personal Superstitions? 13. Do You Like Being Alone? 14. How Often Do You Cry? 15. Do You Ever Feel Overlooked and Underappreciated? 16. How Have You Handled Being the ‘New Kid’? 17. How Do You Deal With Haters? 18. How Do You React When Provoked? 19. What Role Does Stress Play in Your Life? 20. Does Stress Affect Your Ability to Make Good Decisions? 21. How Do You Relieve Stress? 22. How Do You Find Peace in Your Life? 23. Does Your Life Leave You Enough Time to Relax? 24. Do You Set Rules for Yourself About How You Use Your Time? 25. Is ‘Doing Nothing’ a Good Use of Your Time? 26. What Did You Once Hate but Now Like? 27. What Kind of Feedback Helps You Improve? 28. Is Trying Too Hard to Be Happy Making You Sad? 29. Do Adults Who Are ‘Only Trying to Help’ Sometimes Make Things Worse?

Your Personality

30. What Is Your Personal Credo? 31. What Motivates You? 32. What Makes You Happy? 33. What Are You Good At? 34. When in Your Life Have You Been a Leader? 35. How Well Do You Perform Under Pressure? 36. How Well Do You Take Criticism? 37. Are You Hard or Easy on Yourself? 38. How Full Is Your Glass? 39. Do You Have a Hard Time Making Decisions? 40. How Much Self-Control Do You Have? 41. How Good Are You at Waiting for What You Really Want? 42. What Role Does Procrastination Play in Your Life? 43. How Good Are You at Time Management? 44. How Productive and Organized Are You? 45. Under What Conditions Do You Do Your Best Work? 46. How Do You Express Yourself Creatively? 47. Are You a Good Listener? 48. How Competitive Are You? 49. Do You Perform Better When You’re Competing or When You’re Collaborating? 50. How Emotionally Intelligent Are You? 51. Do You Take More Risks When You Are Around Your Friends? 52. Do You Unknowingly Submit to Peer Pressure? 53. Do You Think You’re Brave? 54. How Much of a Daredevil Are You? 55. What Pranks, Jokes, Hoaxes or Tricks Have You Ever Fallen For or Perpetrated? 56. How Impulsive Are You? 57. Are You a Novelty-Seeker? 58. How Do You Deal With Boredom? 59. What Annoys You? 60. Do You Apologize Too Much? 61. Do You Have Good Manners? 62. How Materialistic Are You? 63. Are You a Saver or a Tosser? 64. Are You a Hoarder or a Minimalist? 65. Are You an Introvert or an Extrovert? 66. Are You Popular, Quirky or Conformist? 67. Are You a Nerd or a Geek? 68. What Would Your Personal Mascot Be? 69. What Assumptions Do People Make About You? 70. How Good Are You at Saying Goodbye?

Role Models

71. Who Is Your Role Model? 72. Who Inspires You? 73. Who Are the People – Famous or Not – You Admire Most? 74. Who Are Your Heroes? 75. What Heroic Acts Have You Performed or Witnessed? 76. What’s the Best Advice You’ve Gotten? 77. What Are Some ‘Words of Wisdom’ That Guide Your Life? 78. Who Outside Your Family Has Made a Difference in Your Life? 79. If You Had Your Own Talk Show, Whom Would You Want to Interview? 80. To Whom, or What, Would You Like to Write a Thank-You Note? 81. What Leader Would You Invite to Speak at Your School? 82. What Six People, Living or Dead, Would You Invite to Dinner? 83. Who’s Your ‘Outsider Role Model’?

84. Who Is Your Family? 85. How Do You Define ‘Family’? 86. What Have You and Your Family Accomplished Together? 87. What Events Have Brought You Closer to Your Family? 88. What’s Your Role in Your Family? 89. Have You Ever Changed a Family Member’s Mind? 90. How Well Do You Get Along With Your Siblings? 91. What Are Your Family Stories of Sacrifice? 92. What Possessions Does Your Family Treasure? 93. What Hobbies Have Been Passed Down in Your Family? 94. What’s the Story Behind Your Name? 95. What Are Your Favorite Names? 96. How Have You Paid Tribute to Loved Ones? 97. What Do You Know About Your Family’s History? 98. Did Your Parents Have a Life Before They Had Kids? 99. What Family Traditions Do You Want to Carry On When You Get Older?

Parents & Parenting

100. How Close Are You to Your Parents? 101. How Are You and Your Parents Alike and Different? 102. How Much Freedom Have Your Parents Given You? 103. How Permissive Are Your Parents? 104. Do You Have Helicopter Parents? 105. How Do Your Parents Teach You to Behave? 106. How Do You Make Parenting Difficult for Your Parents? 107. How Often Do You Fight With Your Parents? 108. What Advice Would You Give to Your Mom, Dad or Guardian on How to Be a Better Parent? 109. Is Your Family Stressed, Tired and Rushed? 110. Do Your Parents Try Too Hard to Be Cool? 111. Do You Ever Feel Embarrassed by Your Parents? 112. Do Your Parents Support Your Learning? 113. Do You Talk About Report Cards With Your Parents? 114. Do You Want Your Parents to Stop Asking You ‘How Was School?’ 115. How Much Do Your Parents Help With Your Homework? 116. How Has Your Family Helped or Hindered Your Transition to a New School? 117. Have Your Parents and Teachers Given You Room to Create?

Your Neighborhood

118. How Much Does Your Neighborhood Define Who You Are? 119. What’s Special About Your Hometown? 120. What Marketing Slogan Would You Use for Your Town or City? 121. What Would You Name Your Neighborhood? 122. Who Are the ‘Characters’ That Make Your Town Interesting? 123. Who Is the ‘Mayor’ of Your School or Neighborhood? 124. What Would a TV Show About Your Town Spoof? 125. What ‘Urban Legends’ Are There About Places in Your Area? 126. Do You Know Your Way Around Your City or Town? 127. How Well Do You Know Your Neighbors? 128. What Is Your Favorite Place? 129. What’s Your Favorite Neighborhood Joint? 130. What Is Your Favorite Street? 131. Do You Hang Out in the Park? 132. How Much Time Do You Spend in Nature? 133. What Small Things Have You Seen and Taken Note Of Today? 134. What Buildings Do You Love? What Buildings Do You Hate? 135. What Are the Sounds That Make Up the Background Noise in Your Life? 136. What Sounds Annoy You? 137. What Public Behavior Annoys You Most? 138. Have You Ever Interacted With the Police? 139. What Local Problems Do You Think Your Mayor Should Try to Solve? 140. What Ideas Do You Have for Enhancing Your Community? 141. Where Do You Think You Will Live When You Are an Adult? 142. Would You Most Want to Live in a City, a Suburb or the Country?

143. Is Your Bedroom a Nightmare? 144. What is Your Favorite Place in Your House? 145. How Important Is Keeping a Clean House? 146. Do You Need to De-Clutter Your Life? 147. Do You Plan on Saving Any of Your Belongings for the Future? 148. With Your Home in Danger, What Would You Try to Save? 149. What Would You Grab in a Fire? 150. What Would You Put in Your Emergency ‘Go-Bag’? 151. Who Lived Long Ago Where You Live Now? 152. What Would Your Dream Home Be Like?

Childhood Memories

153. What Was Your Most Precious Childhood Possession? 154. What Objects Tell the Story of Your Life? 155. What Do You Collect? 156. What Were Your Favorite Childhood Shows and Characters? 157. Do You Have Childhood Memories of Being Read Aloud To? 158. What Were Your Favorite Picture Books When You Were Little? 159. What Things Did You Create When You Were a Child? 160. What Places Do You Remember Fondly From Childhood? 161. What Food or Flavor Do You Remember Tasting for the First Time? 162. What Do You Wish You Could See, Hear, Read or Experience for the First Time All Over Again? 163. Have You Ever Felt Embarrassed by Things You Used to Like? 164. Do You Wish You Could Return to Moments From Your Past? 165. Was There a Toy You Wanted as a Child but Never Got? 166. What’s the Best Gift You’ve Ever Given or Received? 167. What’s the Most Memorable Thing You Ever Got in the Mail? 168. Have You Ever Lost (or Found) Something Valuable? 169. What Nicknames Have You Ever Gotten or Given? 170. What Are Your Best Sleepover Memories? 171. What Old, Worn Out Thing Can You Just Not Part With? 172. What Is Your Most Prized Possession?

173. What Have You Learned in Your Teens? 174. What Do You Remember Best About Being 12? 175. What Personal Achievements Make You Proud? 176. What Are Some Recent Moments of Happiness in Your Life? 177. What Rites of Passage Have You Participated In? 178. What Are You Grateful For? 179. What Advice Would You Give Younger Kids About Middle or High School? 180. What Have You Learned From Older People? 181. What Can Older People Learn From Your Generation? 182. What Do Older Generations Misunderstand About Yours? 183. Do You Recognize Yourself in Descriptions of ‘Generation Z’?

184. What Ethical Dilemmas Have You Faced? 185. Have You Ever Had to Make a Sacrifice to Help Someone You Care About? 186. Have You Ever Donated Your Time, Talents, Possessions or Money to Support Anyone in Need? 187. When Is the Last Time You Did Something Nice for a Stranger? 188. Have You Ever ‘Paid It Forward’? 189. How Trustworthy Are You? 190. How Comfortable Are You With Lying? 191. When Do You Lie? 192. Have You Ever Lied to Your Parents or Done Something Behind Their Backs? 193. If You Drink or Use Drugs, Do Your Parents Know? 194. Have You Ever Taken Something You Weren’t Supposed To? 195. Do You Ever Eavesdrop? 196. How Much Do You Gossip?

Religion & Spirituality

197. What Is the Role of Religion or Spirituality in Your Life? 198. How Important Is Your Spiritual Life? 199. Do You Believe That Everything Happens for a Reason? 200. How Much Control Do You Think You Have Over Your Fate? 201. Can You Be Good Without God? 202. Are You Less Religious Than Your Parents? 203. Can You Pass a Basic Religion Test? 204. What Can You Learn From Other Religions?

Gender & Sexuality

205. How Do Male and Female Roles Differ in Your Family? 206. Do Parents Have Different Hopes and Standards for Their Sons Than for Their Daughters? 207. How Do Your Parents Share the Responsibilities of Parenting? 208. Is There Too Much Pressure on Girls to Have ‘Perfect’ Bodies? 209. How Much Pressure Do Boys Face to Have the Perfect Body? 210. How Did You Learn About Sex? 211. What Experiences Have You Had With Gender Bias in School? 212. What Have Been Your Experiences With Catcalling or Other Kinds of Street Harassment? 213. What Does it Mean to Be ‘a Real Man’? 214. Do You Consider Yourself a Feminist? 215. What Does Feminism Mean to You?

Race & Ethnicity

216. What Is Your Racial and Ethnic Identity? 217. Have You Ever Tried to Hide Your Racial or Ethnic Identity? 218. How Often Do You Interact With People of Another Race or Ethnicity? 219. Do You Ever Talk About Issues of Race and Class With Your Friends? 220. Is Your Generation Really ‘Postracial’? 221. What’s the Racial Makeup of Your School? 222. Does Your School Seem Integrated? 223. Have You Experienced Racism or Other Kinds of Discrimination in School?

Money & Social Class

224. What Are Your Attitudes Toward Money? 225. Are You a Saver or a Spender? 226. What Have Your Parents Taught You About Money? 227. Do You Expect Your Parents to Give You Money? 228. How Important a Role Has Money, Work or Social Class Played in Your Life? 229. Do You See Great Disparities of Wealth in Your Community? 230. Can Money Buy You Happiness? 231. What Are the Best Things in Life and Are They Free?

232. Are You Distracted by Technology? 233. Are You Distracted by Your Phone? 234. Are You ‘Addicted’ to Texting? 235. Do You Always Have Your Phone or Tablet at Your Side? 236. Do Screens Get in the Way of the Rest of Your Life? 237. Do You Experience FOMO When You Unplug? 238. Does Your Digital Life Have Side Effects? 239. Do You Spend Too Much Time on Smartphones Playing ‘Stupid Games’? 240. Do Apps Help You or Just Waste Your Time? 241. What Tech Tools Play the Biggest Role in Your Life? 242. What New Technologies or Tech Toys Are You Most Excited About? 243. To What Piece of Technology Would You Write a ‘Love Letter’?

The Internet

244. What’s So Great About YouTube? 245. What Has YouTube Taught You? 246. What Are Your Favorite Viral Videos? 247. What Are Your Favorite Internet Spoofs? 248. What Would You Teach the World in an Online Video? 249. Do You Ever Seek Advice on the Internet? 250. Would You Share an Embarrassing Story Online? 251. How Do You Know if What You Read Online Is True? 252. What Are Your Experiences With Internet-Based Urban Legends? 253. How Much Do You Trust Online Reviews? 254. How Do You Use Wikipedia? 255. How Careful Are You Online? 256. What Story Does Your Personal Data Tell? 257. Do You Worry About the Lack of Anonymity in the Digital Age? 258. Would You Mind if Your Parents Blogged About You? 259. Do You Wish You Had More Privacy Online? 260. Have You Ever Been Scammed? 261. Whom Would You Share Your Passwords With?

Social Media

262. How Do You Use Facebook? 263. What Is Your Facebook Persona? 264. How Real Are You on Social Media? 265. What Memorable Experiences Have You Had on Facebook? 266. Does Facebook Ever Make You Feel Bad? 267. Would You Consider Deleting Your Facebook Account? 268. Do You Have ‘Instagram Envy’? 269. Do You Use Twitter? 270. Why Do You Share Photos? 271. How Do You Archive Your Life? 272. Have You Ever Posted, Emailed or Texted Something You Wish You Could Take Back? 273. Have You Ever Sent an Odd Message Because of Auto-Correct? 274. Would You Want Your Photo or Video to Go Viral? 275. Do You Worry Colleges or Employers Might Read Your Social Media Posts Someday? 276. What Advice Do You Have for Younger Kids About Navigating Social Media?

277. What Are You Listening To? 278. What Songs Are on Your Favorite Playlist? 279. What Musicians or Bands Mean the Most to You? 280. What Music Inspires You? 281. Who in Your Life Introduces You to New Music? 282. How Much Is Your Taste in Music Based on What Your Friends Like? 283. What Role Does Hip-Hop Play in Your Life? 284. Which Pop Music Stars Fascinate You? 285. Who Is Your Favorite Pop Diva? 286. What’s Your Karaoke Song? 287. Which Artists Would You Like to See Team Up? 288. How Closely Do You Listen to Lyrics? 289. What Are Your Earliest Memories of Music?

290. What Are the Best Things You’ve Watched, Read, Heard or Played This Year? 291. What Are Your TV Habits? 292. Do Your Television Viewing Habits Include ‘Binge-Watching’? 293. What Role Does Television Play in Your Life and the Life of Your Family? 294. What Television Shows Have Mattered to You? 295. How Often Do You Watch a Television Show When It Originally Airs? 296. Have You Fallen Into ‘Friends’ or Any Other Older Television Shows? 297. What Old Television Shows Would You Bring Back? 298. Why Do We Like Reality Shows So Much? 299. What Ideas Do You Have for a Reality Show? 300. What Reality TV Show Would You Want to Be a Guest Star On? 301. What Are Your Favorite Cartoons? 302. What Are Your Favorite Commercials? 303. How Much Are You Influenced by Advertising?

Movies & Theater

304. What Are Your Favorite Movies Ever? 305. What Were the Best Movies You Saw in the Past Year? 306. What Movies Do You Watch, or Reference, Over and Over? 307. What Movies, Shows or Books Do You Wish Had Sequels, Spinoffs or New Episodes? 308. Do You Like Horror Movies? 309. What Is Your Favorite Comedy? 310. Who Are Your Favorite Movie Stars? 311. Would You Pay Extra for a 3-D Movie? 312. Where, and How, Do You Watch Movies? 313. What Are the Best Live Theatrical Performances You’ve Ever Seen? 314. Have You Ever Stumbled Upon a Cool Public Performance?

Video Games

315. What Are Your Favorite Video Games? 316. What Have You Learned Playing Video Games? 317. Do You Play Violent Video Games? 318. When Should You Feel Guilty for Killing Zombies? 319. Who Are Your Opponents in Online Gaming? 320. Do You Like Watching Other People Play Video Games? 321. How Excited Are You About the Possibilities of Virtual Reality?

Books & Reading

322. Read Any Good Books Lately? 323. What Are the Best Books You’ve Read This Year? 324. What Are Your Favorite Books and Authors? 325. What Are Your Favorite Young Adult Novels? 326. Do You Read for Pleasure? 327. What Memorable Poetry Have You Ever Read or Heard? 328. What Magazines Do You Read, and How Do You Read Them? 329. Do You Enjoy Reading Tabloid Gossip? 330. When Have You Seen Yourself and Your Life Reflected in a Book or Other Media? 331. Has a Book, Movie, Television Show, Song or Video Game Ever Inspired You to Do Something New? 332. Do You Prefer Your Children’s Book Characters Obedient or Contrary? 333. Do You Read E-Books? 334. Would You Trade Your Paper Books for Digital Versions? 335. To What Writer Would You Award a Prize?

336. Why Do You Write? 337. Are You a Good Storyteller? 338. What’s Your Favorite Joke? 339. Do You Keep a Diary or Journal? 340. Do You Have a Blog? 341. Do You Want to Write a Book? 342. When Do You Write by Hand? 343. Do You Write in Cursive? 344. Do You Write in Your Books? 345. What ‘Mundane Moments’ From Your Life Might Make Great Essay Material? 346. What Is Your Most Memorable Writing Assignment? 347. Do You Ever Write About Challenges You Face in Life?

348. What’s the Coolest Thing You’ve Ever Seen in a Museum? 349. What Are the Most Memorable Works of Visual Art You Have Seen? 350. What Are Your Favorite Works of Art? 351. How Important Is Arts Education? 352. What Has Arts Education Done For You?

Language & Speech

353. What Words Do You Hate? 354. What Words or Phrases Do You Think Are Overused? 355. How Much Slang Do You Use? What Are Your Favorite Words? 356. What Current Slang Words and Expressions Do You Think Will Endure? 357. Why Do So Many People Say ‘Like’ and ‘Totally’ All the Time? 358. Do You Say ‘Kind of, Sort of’ More Than You Realize? 359. How Much Do You Curse? 360. How Good Are You at Coming Up With Witty Comebacks? 361. When Did You Last Have a Great Conversation? 362. How Often Do You Have ‘Deep Discussions’? 363. Do You Wish Your Conversations Were Less Small Talk and More ‘Big Talk’? 364. When Do You Choose Making a Phone Call Over Sending a Text? 365. How Much Information Is ‘Too Much Information’? 366. Do You Sometimes ‘Hide’ Behind Irony? 367. How Good Is Your Grammar? 368. Do You Speak a Second, or Third, Language? 369. When Do You Remember Learning a New Word? 370. What Does Your Body Language Communicate?

371. Do You Like School? 372. Are You Stressed About School? 373. Are High School Students Being Worked Too Hard? 374. What Are You Really Learning at School? 375. What Are You Looking Forward To, or Dreading, This School Year? 376. Would You Want to Be Home-Schooled? 377. Would You Like to Take a Class Online? 378. Would You Rather Attend a Public or a Private High School? 379. How Much Does It Matter to You Which High School You Attend? 380. How Would You Grade Your School? 381. What Can Other Schools Learn — and Copy — From Your School? 382. What Would You Miss if You Left Your School? 383. Is Your School Day Too Short? 384. What Do You Hope to Get Out of High School?

Learning & Studying

385. Do You Have Too Much Homework? 386. Does Your Homework Help You Learn? 387. Do You Participate in Class? 388. What Is Your Best Subject? 389. What’s the Most Challenging Assignment You’ve Ever Had? 390. What Memorable Experiences Have You Had in Learning Science or Math? 391. Are You Afraid of Math? 392. Do We Need a Better Way to Teach Math? 393. What Are the Best Ways to Learn About History? 394. How Would You Do on a Civics Test? 395. Does Your School Offer Enough Opportunities to Learn Computer Programming? 396. Does Your School Value Students’ Digital Skills? 397. Do You Know How to Code? Would You Like to Learn? 398. What Career or Technical Classes Do You Wish Your School Offered? 399. What Was Your Favorite Field Trip? 400. What Are Your Best Tips for Studying? 401. Do You Use Study Guides? 402. Is Everything You’ve Been Taught About Study Habits Wrong? 403. What Would You Like to Have Memorized? 404. How Well Do You Think Standardized Tests Measure Your Abilities? 405. Do Your Test Scores Reflect How Good Your Teachers Are?

406. What Do You Wish Your Teachers Knew About You? 407. When Has a Teacher Inspired You? 408. What Teacher Would You Like to Thank? 409. What Makes a Good Teacher? 410. Have You Ever Been Humiliated by a Teacher? How Did it Affect You? 411. Have Your Teachers or Textbooks Ever Gotten It Wrong? 412. Do Your Teachers Use Technology Well? 413. Do You Have a Tutor?

School Life

414. How Do You Feel About Proms? 415. Do You Want to Be ‘Promposed’ To? 416. Is Prom Worth It? 417. What Role Do School Clubs and Teams Play in Your Life? 418. How Big a Problem Is Bullying or Cyberbullying in Your School or Community? 419. Would You Ever Go Through Hazing to Be Part of a Group? 420. Is Your School a ‘Party School’? 421. Have You Been To Parties That Have Gotten Out of Control? 422. How Common Is Drug Use in Your School? 423. Can Students at Your School Talk Openly About Their Mental Health Issues? 424. How Does Your School Deal With Students Who Misbehave? 425. Do You Know People Who Cheat on High-Stakes Tests? 426. How Much Does Your Life in School Intersect With Your Life Outside School? 427. Do You Ever ‘Mix It Up’ and Socialize With Different People at School? 428. What Fads Are You and Your Friends Into Right Now?

429. Where Do You Want to Go to College? 430. What Are Your Sources for Information About Colleges and Universities? 431. What Role Has Community College Played in Your Life or the Life of Someone You Know? 432. Is College Overrated? 433. How Much Do You Worry About Taking the SAT or ACT? 434. What Personal Essay Topic Would You Assign to College Applicants? 435. What Qualities Would You Look For in a College Roommate? 436. Would You Want to Take a Gap Year After High School? 437. What Makes a Graduation Ceremony Memorable?

Work & Careers

438. What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? 439. Do You Have a Life Calling? 440. What’s Your Dream Job? 441. What Are Your Longtime Interests or Passions? 442. Do You Think You Will Have a Career That You Love? 443. What Do You Want More From a Career: Happiness or Wealth? 444. What Investment Are You Willing to Make to Get Your Dream Job? 445. Would You Consider a Nontraditional Occupation? 446. Would You Rather Work From Home or in an Office? 447. Would You Want to Be a Teacher? 448. What Hidden Talents Might You Have? 449. What ‘Back-to-the-Land’ Skills Do You Have, or Wish You Had? 450. What Skill Could You Teach in Two Minutes? 451. What Have You Made Yourself? 452. Do You Have an Idea for a Business or App? 453. What Would You Create if You Had Funding? 454. How Did You Start Doing Something You Love? 455. Did You Ever Take a Break From Doing Something You Love? 456. What Have You Done to Earn Money? 457. Do You Have a Job? 458. Would You Quit if Your Values Did Not Match Your Employer’s? 459. What Do You Hope to Be Doing the Year After You Graduate From College? 460. Where Do You See Yourself in 10 Years?

461. Do You Have a Best Friend? 462. How Often Do You Spend One-on-One Time With Your Closest Friends? 463. How Do You Feel About Introducing Friends from Different Parts of Your Life? 464. Do You Find It Easier to Make New Friends Online or In Person? 465. How Good a Friend Are You? 466. How Have You Helped a Friend in a Time of Need? 467. Do You Like Your Friends? 468. Is Competitiveness an Obstacle to Making or Keeping Friendships? 469. How Should You Handle the End of a Friendship? 470. Have You Ever Felt Left Out?

471. Have You Ever Been in Love? 472. What Are the Most Meaningful Relationships in Your Life? 473. What Advice Would You Give to Somebody Who Just Started Dating? 474. Are You Allowed to Date? 475. Is Dating a Thing of the Past? 476. Is Hookup Culture Leaving Your Generation Unhappy and Unprepared for Love? 477. What Are the Basic ‘Rules’ for Handling Breakups? 478. What’s the Best Way to Get Over a Breakup? 479. What Are Your Beliefs About Marriage?

Sports & Games

480. What’s the Most Impressive Sports Moment You’ve Seen? 481. Who Are Your Sports Heroes? 482. What Sports Teams Do You Root For? 483. Does Being a Fan Help Define Who You Are? 484. How Far Would You Go to Express Loyalty to Your Favorite Teams? 485. Are You a Fair-Weather Fan? 486. When Has a Sports Team Most Disappointed You? 487. Do You Watch the Super Bowl? 488. What Fan Memorabilia Would You Pay Big Bucks For? 489. What Extreme Sports Interest You Most? 490. Why Do You Play Sports? 491. What Rules Would You Like to See Changed in Your Favorite Sports? 492. Do You Enjoy Playing Games or Solving Puzzles? 493. What Are Your Favorite Board Games? 494. What Are Your Favorite Games? 495. What Game Would You Like to Redesign?

496. Where in the World Would You Most Like to Travel? 497. What Is Your Fantasy Vacation? 498. What Would Your Fantasy Road Trip Be Like? 499. What Crazy Adventure Would You Want to Take? 500. What Local ‘Microadventures’ Would You Like to Go On? 501. What’s Your Perfect Family Vacation? 502. How Has Travel Affected You? 503. What Kind of Tourist Are You? 504. What Are the Best Souvenirs You’ve Ever Collected While Traveling? 505. What Famous Landmarks Have You Visited? 506. What’s the Coolest Thing You’ve Ever Seen in Nature? 507. How Much Do You Know About the Rest of the World? 508. Would You Like to Live in Another Country? 509. Would You Want to Be a Space Tourist? 510. If You Could Time-Travel, Where Would You Go?

Looks & Fashion

511. What Is Your All-Time Favorite Piece of Clothing? 512. Do You Have a Signature Clothing Item? 513. What’s Your Favorite T-Shirt? 514. Do You Care What You Wear? 515. Does What You Wear Say Anything About You as a Person? 516. What Does Your Hairstyle Say About You? 517. What’s on Your Fashion Shopping List? 518. How Far Would You Go for Fashion? 519. What Are the Hot Fashion Trends at Your School Right Now? 520. What Current Trends Annoy You? 521. Would You Ever Consider Getting a Tattoo? 522. What Are Your Opinions on Cosmetic Surgery? 523. Do Photoshopped Images Make You Feel Bad About Your Own Looks? 524. Have You Inherited Your Parents’ Attitudes Toward Their Looks? 525. Has Anyone Ever Said That You Look Like Someone Famous?

Exercise, Health & Sleep

526. Do You Like to Exercise? 527. Do You Get Enough Exercise? 528. How Has Exercise Changed Your Health, Your Body or Your Life? 529. How Much Do You Think About Your Weight? 530. How Often Do You Engage in ‘Fat Talk’? 531. Do You Pay Attention to Calorie Counts for Food? 532. Do You Pay Attention to Nutrition Labels on Food? 533. How Concerned Are You About Where Your Food Comes From? 534. Are Your Eating Habits Healthy? 535. Do You Eat Too Quickly? 536. What Are Your ‘Food Rules’? 537. What Are Your Healthy Habits? 538. What Health Tips Have Worked for You? 539. What Rules Do You Have for Staying Healthy? 540. How Careful Are You in the Sun? 541. What Are Your Sleep Habits? 542. How Much of a Priority Do You Make Sleep? 543. Do You Get Enough Sleep?

Meals & Food

544. What Are the Most Memorable Meals You’ve Ever Had? 545. What’s Your Favorite Holiday Food Memory? 546. What’s Your Comfort Food? 547. What Are Your Favorite Junk Foods? 548. What’s Your Favorite Candy? 549. What’s Your Favorite Sandwich? 550. Do You Prefer Your Tacos ‘Authentic’ or ‘Appropriated’? 551. What Food Would You Like to Judge in a Taste-Off? 552. Do You Cook? 553. What Would You Most Like to Learn to Cook or Bake? 554. What Messages About Food and Eating Have You Learned From Your Family? 555. How Often Does Your Family Eat Together? 556. What Are Your Favorite Restaurants? 557. What Restaurant Would You Most Like to Review? 558. What Do You Eat During the School Day? 559. Do You Eat Cafeteria Food? 560. Is School Lunch Really All That Bad?

Holidays & Seasons

561. How Do You Celebrate Your Birthday? 562. Will You Be Wearing a Halloween Costume This Year? 563. Do You Like Scary Movies and Books? 564. Do You Believe in Ghosts? 565. What Are Your Thanksgiving Traditions? 566. What Do You Look Forward to Most – and Least – During the Holiday Season? 567. What Are Your Tips for Enjoying the Holiday Season? 568. How Will You Spend the Holiday Break? 569. What Does Santa Claus Mean to You? 570. Do You Look Forward to New Year’s Eve? 571. Do You Make New Year’s Resolutions? 572. How Do You Fight the Winter Blues? 573. What Would You Do on a Snow Day? 574. What Are Your Experiences With Severe Weather? 575. How Do You Feel About Valentine’s Day? 576. How Do You Celebrate Spring? 577. What Would Your Fantasy Spring Break Be Like? 578. What Are You Looking Forward to This Summer? 579. What Would Your Ideal Summer Camp Be Like? 580. What Are Your Favorite Summer Hangouts? 581. What’s Your Favorite Summer Food? 582. What Is Your Favorite Summer Movie? 583. What’s on Your Summer Reading List? 584. Do You Have a Summer Job? 585. Do You Choose Summer Activities to Look Good on Applications? 586. What Are the Best Things You Did This Summer? 587. How Do You Prepare to Go Back to School? 588. How Can People Make the Most of Long Holiday Weekends? 589. What’s Your Sunday Routine?

590. What’s Your Favorite Store? 591. To What Company Would You Write a Letter of Complaint or Admiration? 592. To What Business Would You Like to Give Advice? 593. Do You Ever Hang Out at the Mall? 594. How Would You Make Over Your Mall? 595. Do You Shop at Locally Owned Businesses? 596. What Are the Best Things You’ve Acquired Secondhand?

Cars & Driving

597. How Important Is It to Have a Driver’s License? 598. Are You a Good Driver? 599. Do You Have a Dream Car? 600. Would You Like to Ride in a Car That Drives Itself?

Animals & Pets

601. What Are the Animals in Your Life? 602. What’s Your Relationship Like With Your Pet? 603. How Well Do You Know Your Pet? 604. What Are Your Thoughts on Cats? 605. Would You Want to Hang Out at a Cat Cafe? 606. Why Do We Love Watching Animal Videos So Much? 607. What Are Your Most Memorable Stories About Wildlife? 608. How Do You Feel About Zoos?

Environmental Issues

609. How Green Are You? 610. How Do You Try to Reduce Your Impact on the Environment? 611. Do You Ever Feel Guilty About What, or How Much, You Throw Away? 612. How Much Food Does Your Family Waste? 613. What Could You Live Without? 614. How Do You Celebrate Earth Day?

Politics & Beliefs

615. How Would You Like to Help Our World? 616. What Cause Would Get You Into the Streets? 617. Have Your Ever Taken Part in a Protest? 618. What Would You Risk Your Life For? 619. When Have You Spoken Out About Something You Felt Had to Change? 620. What Would You Invent to Make the World a Better Place? 621. Given Unlimited Resources, What Scientific or Medical Problem Would You Investigate? 622. What Organizations Do You Think People Should Give to This Holiday Season? 623. Do You Trust Your Government? 624. When You Are Old Enough to Vote, Will You? 625. Do You Consider Yourself a Republican, Democrat or Independent?

History & Current Events

626. What Event in the Past Do You Wish You Could Have Witnessed? 627. What Are the Most Important Changes, in Your Life and in the World, in the Last Decade? 628. What National or International Events That You Lived Through Do You Remember Best? 629. Why Should We Care About Events in Other Parts of the World? 630. What News Stories Are You Following? 631. How Do You Get Your News? 632. Is Your Online World Just a ‘Filter Bubble’ of People With the Same Opinions? 633. Do Your Friends on Social Media All Have the Same Political Opinions You Do?

634. What Would You Do if You Won the Lottery? 635. What Superpower Do You Wish You Had? 636. What Era Do You Wish You Had Lived In? 637. Would You Want to Be a Tween or Teen Star? 638. Would You Want to Be a Child Prodigy? 639. Would You Want to Grow Up in the Public Eye? 640. What Kind of Robot Would You Want? 641. What Would You Outsource if You Could? 642. What Would You Like to Learn on Your Own? 643. What Would You Be Willing to Wait in a Really Long Line For? 644. If You Were a Super Rich Philanthropist, What Causes Would You Support? 645. What Would You Do if You Were President? 646. What Famous Person Would You Like to Visit Your School? 647. Who Would Be the Ideal Celebrity Neighbor? 648. What Do You Want to Be Doing When You’re 80? 649. Do You Want to Live to 100? 650. What Do You Want Your Obituary to Say?

  • Writing Tips
  • 500+ Free Fiction Writing Prompts For Adults By Genre
  • Self Publishing 101
  • Best Writing Books
  • Dragon Dictation Software Review
  • Editing Software
  • Email Marketing
  • Formatting Software
  • Gifts for Writers
  • MasterClass Reviews
  • Online Courses
  • Scrivener 3 Review
  • Website Hosting
  • YouTube Channels

Select Page

100 Amazing 7th Grade Writing Prompts

Writing Prompts |

Disclosure: The content on this site is free. Some of the links below are affiliate links from companies like Amazon.com and if you click the links and make a purchase we will receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thank you in advance if you decide to support our site by using our affiliate links!

100 Amazing 7 th Grade Writing Prompts

Looking for some great writing prompts to help spark your students’ interest in writing? If yes, this post is just what you need. From persuasive writing prompts to compare and contrast, we have much to help 7 th graders refine their core writing skills.  

We’ll discuss:

  • Compare and contrast writing prompts
  • Persuasive writing prompts
  • Expository essay writing prompts
  • Creative essay writing prompts
  • Descriptive essay writing prompts

Compare and contrast writing prompts for 7 th Grade

  • How are coffee and Tea different? How are they same?
  • Is life as a 7 th grader today different than it was when your parents were studying in the 7 th grade? If yes, in what aspects it is different?
  • What’s different between a cheetah and a tiger?
  • What family traits you share with your siblings (or if you don’t have siblings, then with your cousins)?
  • Pick two of your most favorite characters in books. How are the alike? How are they different?
  • What does the phrase “comparing apples to oranges” mean? Is there absolutely nothing in common between these two fruits? If the answer is no, write their common traits?
  • What is the best spaghetti you ever had? Which one was the worst? How would you compare the two?
  • What are the similarities and differences between Barrack Obama and Abraham Lincoln?
  • Pick your two favorite role models? In what ways they are the same and different?
  • What are the similarities and the differences between you and your best friend?
  • How smartphone is different than a traditional telephone?
  • Pick any two movie stars you like. In what ways they are the same and different?
  • In what ways a photograph is different than a drawing? How are they alike?
  • Think of the last two family vacations your family has taken. Compare and contrast them.
  • They say, “Pen is mightier than the sword.” Explain in what ways Pen is mightier.

narrative essay prompts 7th grade

Persuasive writing prompts for 7 th Grade

  • Imagine you are running for the school council. What changes would you introduce at your school?
  • What would the perfect lunch menu look like?
  • Think about a problem the local community is facing. Design a solution for the problem and write a strong letter to the community leader citing reasons why they should give your recommendation a try.
  • Think about a problem your school is facing. Come up with a way to solve the problem. Write a letter to the principal stating why your solution is worth a try.
  • What is one rule in your family that you think is outdated and should be done away with? Give your reasons.
  • What is one school rule that you think is outdated? Convince school leaders to drop it.
  • You love pets and want to bring one home. However, your parents are dead against it. Convince them by highlighting the benefits of having a pet at home.
  • Make a list of three advertisements that you think affect consumers in a negative way. Explain why these ads should stop running.
  • Studies suggest teens need more hours of sleep than adults. Design a proposal to convince school authorities to start school late.
  • Some malls prohibit entry of anyone under 18 during certain times if they are not accompanied by adults. Do you think this rule is fair? Explain your position.
  • Edited images of models can have a negative impact on readers. Write an essay to convince publishers to do away with this practice.
  • Studies show that teens are spending more time in front of a screen than ever before. Come up with strategies that can help bring down teen screen time.
  • Gaming addiction is rampant in teens. How can we tackle this menace? What’s your take on this? Explain in detail.
  • Research on social media and teens suggest that technology may increase bullying and peer pressure. Do you agree? Defend your position.
  • Many teenagers today have a phone addiction. Do you have that problem or do you know someone who has it?

 Narrative Essay Writing Prompts

  • Write about a time when you broke a promise. How did you feel? What did you learn from the experience?
  • Write about a time when you successfully kept a resolution? How did you feel?
  • What good qualities you have inherited from your parents? In what ways you are different from your parents.
  • Imagine you could pick any summer job you want. What would you pick and why?
  • What makes a good teacher? What qualities are needed to become a good teacher?
  • Is gossip something that’s inherently wrong? Or are there some instances when it is okay to gossip? Wherever possible, use examples to make your point.
  • Write about a time when you lent someone a helping hand. What was the situation and how did you feel?
  • Difficult times bring families together. Do you agree? Has your family gone through such an experience? Describe in detail.
  • Sometimes people are embarrassed about things they used to enjoy when they were younger, like a toy or a pet. Describe something that you now find embarrassing but enjoyed earlier.
  • Many say there’s no place like the hometown. What makes your hometown special?
  • Write about a time when you lost something that you loved dearly. Describe your experience.
  • Write about a time when you and your best friend had a serious fight. Describe the situation that caused it, who was more at fault (or were both equally at fault?), and how you two cleared up the air.
  • Write about a time when you had to assume a leadership role. What did you learn from this experience?
  • Write about the best prank someone has ever played on you. What made it so memorable?
  • Explain what makes your favorite book so pleasurable or relatable to you.
  • Explain what makes your favorite TV show so enjoyable.
  • Describe your relationship with your best friend and what makes it so special.
  • Write one thing you really wish your parents or teachers knew or understood about you.
  • Write an essay about an unforgettable trip you have had with your family.
  • Write an essay about how sports help shape a student’s all-round personality.

narrative essay prompts 7th grade

Expository Essay Writing Prompts for Grade 7

  • Would you rather attend private school or public school or be homeschooled. And why?
  • If you could live anywhere in the world, which place would you pick and why?
  • Who do you admire from history and why?
  • If you had to choose five books to take to a desert island, which ones would you pick?
  • What does mean to have a school spirit? Explain in detail and with examples.
  • Technology has changed the way students learn today. Is the change has only been positive? Or are there unwanted side effects of this change?
  • Write a review about the last book you read.
  • Think about one problem in your school, could be bullying or too much homework, that you would like to see addressed most. How would you solve it?
  • Climate change is a huge problem facing us. Write an essay listing five simple things that we can do minimize the damage.
  • What changes your school should make to make things easier for students with autism or sensory issues?
  • Some students feel a lot of stress when they are in the middle school. What do you think is the best way handle this issue?
  • How can your school help the local community to recycle?
  • Wasting water is seriously bad for our planet. How can we minimize this waste?
  • Should the voting age be lowered? What’s your take on this and why you have chosen to take that particular stand?
  • Is homework good for students? Explain your viewpoint and give supporting examples.
  • Write a review of a recent TV show or movie you loved. Give reasons why others should watch it.
  • Write a review of a recent TV show or movie you hated. Why didn’t you like it? What was so about this program or movie?
  • How is participating in extracurricular activities beneficial for students?
  • Bullying and peer pressure can make life in school difficult. Write about a time when you were bullied or pressured and how did it affect you.
  • Drug addiction is a modern evil. Many teenagers fall into this trap. Write an essay how we can deal with this problem.
  • Community service is an experience worth having. Write about a time when you did community service out of your own violation. How did you feel?
  • A friend wants you to teach him or her how to prepare your favorite dish. Share the detailed, step-by-step process.
  • What do you plan to do when you become an adult? Explain why you want to make that choice?
  • Would you rather live in a small town or a big city and why?
  • Would you rather be famous or respected?

Creative Essay Writing Prompts for 7 th Grade

  • Write a story about your favorite characters from a film or book.
  • Write a story from the point of view of a pet about spending a day alone at home.
  • You’ve just discovered a new island. What happens next?
  • You found a time machine in your backyard. What happens when you step into it?
  • One day you wake up to find yourself in a foreign country. What happens next?
  • You find out your family has kept a secret from you. What is this secret and why haven’t they shared it with you so far?
  • You’ve just discovered there’s a door in your grandpa’s closet that leads into a jungle. What happens when you pass through it?
  • If for once you could be the fly on the wall, whose conversation would you like to eavesdrop?
  • Write a story from the perspective of an item in your refrigerator?
  • You find a pair of jeans in a thrift store. When you try them on, you are transported into someone else’s life. What happens next?
  • You find yourself snowed in all alone in your house for a month. There’s no phone service or electricity. How will you survive?
  • Imagine that you can fly. What adventures will you have?
  • Imagine that you can become invisible at a press of a button. What adventures will you have?
  • If you could travel back in time and change one mistake that you have made in the past, what would be it?
  • Imagine you are a pioneer in space exploration on Mars. Write about a typical day on the red planet.

narrative essay prompts 7th grade

Descriptive Writing Prompts for 7 th Grade

  • When was the last time you saw a live baseball game? Describe your experience.
  • When was the last time you saw a rainbow? Describe that day.
  • Describe your bedroom. Include as many details as possible.
  • Write about your favorite movie. Describe why do you like it so much?
  • Write about your favorite cookie. What makes it so special? How it is made?
  • Describe your favorite childhood pastime. Include as many details as possible.
  • What will be the world like in the next 25 years?
  • Describe what it’s like being a 7 th grader. Mention both the things you like and those you don’t.
  • Describe a local attraction. It could be a museum, zoo, beach, or anything else.
  • Imagine you open your school locker only to find a genie in a bottle. What happens next?

And with that we come to the end of this article. Remember, there’s only one way to improve your writing skills — practice writing every day. In addition to the prompts discussed above, here are some more in this post to help you hone your writing skills a little at a time.

Here are some other great free writing prompts for kids by grade:

  • 3rd grade writing prompts
  • 4th grade writing prompts
  • 5th grade writing prompts
  • 6th grade writing prompts
  • Middle School Writing Prompts

Find Fiction writing prompts here .

Related Posts

100 Awesome 3rd Grade Writing Prompts

100 Awesome 3rd Grade Writing Prompts

November 15, 2020

100 Creative 4th Grade Writing Prompts

November 29, 2020

100 Writing prompts for Middle School Kids

100 Writing prompts for Middle School Kids

November 7, 2020

95 Writing Prompts for Kids

95 Writing Prompts for Kids

October 31, 2020

Guide to Building Author Websites Banner

“This site is owned and operated by FB Global Value LLC, a limited liability company headquartered in New Jersey, USA.  FB Global Value is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from Qualifying Purchases . FB Global Value LLC also participates in affiliate programs with Bluehost, Clickbank, CJ, ShareASale, and other sites. Sites like Self Publishing Hub which are owned and operated by FB Global Value LLC are compensated for referring traffic and business to these companies.”

MyTechClassroom.com

Engaging 7th Grade Writing Prompts For Creative Essays

In 7th grade, students develop their ability to write complex, coherent, and well-organized essays on a variety of topics. For you to successfully guide them through this process, you’ll undoubtedly need a variety of engaging and motivating 7th-grade writing prompts!

To help you get started, we’ve compiled a list of 67 great writing prompts for you to use in your classroom.

Narrative Essay Writing Prompts

essay written on notebook with pen

Narrative essays usually tell a story, either personal or fictional. Below are some narrative essay writing prompts that you can use in your classroom:

1. Family conflicts may help strengthen relationships. Describe a shared experience that cemented your family ties.

2. What makes your hometown special? Describe this characteristic.

3. Describe a time when you were in a leadership position. What did you learn from the experience?

4. Tell us about the most hilarious or clever prank you’ve ever played on someone (or been the victim of). What made it amusing?

5. Explain how you like or relate to your favorite television series.

6. When people reach middle age, they may be ashamed of things they used to enjoy. Describe something you liked in the past that you’re now embarrassed by.

7. Tell us about your close relationship with your BFF and its importance to you.

8. Write about a time when you misplaced (or recovered) something of great importance. How did the event influence your view on “Finders keepers; weepers losers?”

9. What do you wish your parents, teachers, or coaches knew about you?

10. Being new to a community or school may be difficult since you don’t know anyone, or it might be thrilling because no one knows who you are and your old life. Describe a time when you were the new kid in school.

11. Trips and vacations offer you and your family a lifetime of memories. Describe your favorite family vacation experience in an essay.

12. Describe a life lesson you’ve learned while engaging in your favorite sport.

13. Special food may be capable of creating long-lasting memories. Describe a particular meal that has stayed with you for a long time.

Compare and Contrast Writing Prompts

students writing essay in school

In a compare and contrast essay, your students will need to identify the similarities and differences between two or more subjects. Below are some compare and contrast essay writing prompts:

14. They claim, “The pen is mightier than the sword.” In what ways is the pen mightier than the sword?

15. What’s the difference between coffee and tea? How are they similar?

16. What does the phrase “comparing apples to oranges” imply? Are there no similarities between these two fruits?

17. Pick your two favorite role models. What do they have in common, and how do they differ?

18. What’s the difference between a smartphone and a regular phone?

19. What’s the distinction between a cheetah and a tiger?

20. What are some differences and similarities between a drawing and a photograph?

21. What are the similarities and the differences between you and your best friend?

22. Consider the last two family vacations you’ve had. Compare and contrast them.

23. What family characteristics do you have in common with your siblings or relatives?

24. Choose two of your favorite characters from books. What characteristics do they have in common? What sets them apart from each other?

25. Think about the most recent dream you can remember. Compare and contrast it with a nightmare you recently had.

26. Think of your favorite sports team. How do they compare to their biggest rivals?

Expository Essay Writing Prompts

group of students with teacher in class

An expository essay requires you to investigate an idea, evaluate the evidence, expound on the main idea, and set forth your argument concisely. Here are prompts to assist your seventh-grade students in building these core writing skills of an expository essay:

27. Would you want to go to a public school, a private school, or be homeschooled? Write an essay about your chosen option.

28. Community service is an excellent experience. Tell us about a time you volunteered at a summer job. What did you do, and how did it make you feel?

29. If you could live in any city in the world, where would you choose? Write an essay describing your ideal hometown and why you want to call it home.

30. What superpower do you wish you had, and why?

31. Your friend expresses an interest in your favorite pastime. Explain it to him.

32. Time capsules are used to preserve history throughout the ages by burying them. What would you put in a time capsule to give a current impression of life?

33. A neighboring city has been hit by a natural catastrophe, which has resulted in the loss of homes and businesses. Describe how you can help.

34. Who do you respect in your life or from history? Describe how their personality or contributions to their community have earned your respect in an essay.

35. A friend wants to know how to prepare your favorite meal. Give your friend a step-by-step description so they can repeat the process.

36. Do you live in a major metropolis or a rural area? Why do you love it or hate it there?

37. It’s tough to be a middle school student when your peers and bullies pressure you. Describe a situation in which you were forced or bullied and how it impacted you.

38. When you’re an adult, what do you want to be? Explain why you’d choose that profession or what you’ll do to get ready for it.

39. Drug or alcohol addictions have a significant impact on many individuals. Discuss the harmful effects of these substances on families and communities.

Creative Essay Writing Prompts

happy teenage students in a languagle class

Creative essays are meant to be expressive, imaginative, and original. These writing prompts will get your students’ creative juices flowing:

40. You own two pets from different species. Write a narrative from the perspective of your two pets about a day spent at home alone.

41. A time machine has been discovered in your backyard. What happens when you go inside?

42. Write a short story about your favorite characters from a book, film, or television show.

43. You get snowed in for a week with your family. There’s no electricity or phone service, so what do you do for fun?

44. Write a narrative from the viewpoint of an object found in your refrigerator.

45. You put on a pair of shoes you purchased at a thrift store. You’re whisked away into someone else’s life. Describe what happens next.

46. Consider a scenario in which you were awakened during the middle of a spectacular dream. What would’ve happened if the dream hadn’t been interrupted?

47. You’ve just discovered an unknown island. What’s next for you now that you’ve set foot on it?

48. You get a crumpled package in the mail. Describe the route by which it passed from the sender to you.

49. You discover that your closest friend has been hiding something from you. What is this secret, and why didn’t your pal tell you about it?

50. You’ve just found a door that you haven’t seen before. When you go through it, what happens?

51. Imagine that you’re a pioneer who has established a colony on Mars. Describe a typical day in your new home.

52. You’re listening intently to two people chatting animatedly, but you can’t hear what they’re saying. Make a guess about what they’re talking about.

Descriptive Writing Prompts

white paper with black text

Descriptive prompts inspire your students to describe something using vivid language. These prompts can help your seventh-graders get started:

53. Describe the school spirit at your school.

54. How about a rainbow? Write about the last time you saw one.

55. Describe your bedroom in detail. Describe as many features as possible.

56. A school rule has just been abolished. How did the students react?

57. You have a new teacher this year. Describe their unique style.

58. A fire has broken out in your neighborhood. What do you see and smell as you watch the blaze (use your five senses)?

59. The family pet has just passed away. Write about the memories you have of this animal.

60. You’re at a carnival. What sights, sounds, and smells do you take in?

61. Write about a time when you were extremely embarrassed.

62. What does your favorite food taste like? Write a descriptive paragraph about its flavor, texture, and smell.

63. You’ve just returned from a trip to a foreign country. Describe the people, food, and customs that you encountered.

64. Describe a sunset using as many adjectives as possible.

65. You find a mysterious box on your doorstep. What’s inside?

66. You’re at a museum. Describe the paintings, sculptures, and other artwork that you see.

67. You’re chosen to be a contestant on a game show. What do you have to do to win?

Jump In :  Essay writing opens up opportunities for your 7th-grade students to write down their thoughts. Guide them as well to appreciate poem reading (and writing) by  providing them with my list of 20 Amazing 7th-Grade Poems Your Students Will Love !

Watch Your Students’ Writing Come Alive!

Now that you have a huge list of 7th-grade writing prompts at your disposal, you can use them in any way you see fit.

Assign one prompt as a free-write at the beginning of class and watch your students’ creativity unfold.

Or, have students choose their favorite prompt and write a longer piece that incorporates all of the elements of a good story.

No matter how you use these prompts, your students are sure to have a blast!

Last Updated on July 25, 2022 by Emily

  • Pinterest 67

' src=

Emily is an active mother of two and a dedicated elementary school teacher. She believes the latest technology has made a huge impact on the quality of early learning and has worked hard to upgrade her classroom and her own children’s learning experience through technology.

Follow her on Twitter , Pinterest , and Instagram for more teaching fun!

indoor recess ideas

Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.

Tim's Printables

7th Grade Writing Prompts

This webpage contains a 7th grade writing prompts PDF worksheet, useful for 7th grade students, language arts teachers, homeschooling parents, and creative writers. The writing prompt sheet has 20 questions / writing topics to work from. The topics presented in these writing prompts vary, and range from creative questions that require imaginative solutions, to meaningful questions that will ask students to reflect on their own beliefs and perspectives.

To download the PDF version, please click the thumbnail image below. You can also read online further down the page.

7th Grade Writing Prompts for kids

7th Grade Writing Prompts List

  • Describe some of your life goals.
  • Write a mythological explanation for why the sky is blue.
  • Write a fictional explanation for why the earth is actually flat instead of round.
  • Write a mythological explanation for why the sun rises every morning.
  • What would you do with your time if you had a billion dollars?
  • If it were possible, would you choose to be immortal? Why or why not?
  • Why is truth important?
  • Please explain the meaning of life in 140 characters or less.
  • Describe one thing you can do today that will help you succeed tomorrow.
  • Describe something you want to accomplish in your life. List the necessary steps needed in order to accomplish this.
  • What does it mean to be successful?
  • Is it better to be a big fish in a small pond, or a small fish in a big pond? Why?
  • Write a persuasive argument why ostriches are better than koala bears, or vice versa.
  • When is it important to lead, when is it important to follow?
  • What would you do if you discovered you could control time?
  • Is fighting crime as a super hero an effective way to improve the world? Why or why not?
  • Describe an unusual but legal way to earn money.
  • Describe one thing you have learned this week.
  • Are some ideals worth dying for?
  • How did books change the world?

Register New Account

Log in to renew or change an existing membership.

Password Again

  • Tim's Printables Yearly Membership - $25  -  $25.00  -  1 Year Access to all of Tim's Printables for one year. For individual personal, educational, noncommercial and classroom use.

Discount Code - Valid - Invalid Apply

  • Chess (Gr. 1-4)
  • TV (Gr. 1-4)
  • Metal Detectors (Gr. 2-6)
  • Tetris (Gr. 2-6)
  • Seat Belts (Gr. 2-6)
  • The Coliseum (Gr. 2-6)
  • The Pony Express (Gr. 2-6)
  • Wintertime (Gr. 2-6)
  • Reading (Gr. 3-7)
  • Black Friday (Gr. 3-7)
  • Hummingbirds (Gr. 3-7)
  • Worst Game Ever? (Gr. 4-8)
  • Carnivorous Plants (Gr. 4-8)
  • Google (Gr. 4-8)
  • Honey Badgers (Gr. 4-8)
  • Hyperinflation (Gr. 4-8)
  • Koko (Gr. 4-8)
  • Mongooses (Gr. 5-9)
  • Trampolines (Gr. 5-9)
  • Garbage (Gr. 5-9)
  • Maginot Line (Gr. 5-9)
  • Asian Carp (Gr. 5-9)
  • Tale of Two Countries (Gr. 6-10)
  • Kevlar (Gr. 7-10)
  • Tigers (Gr. 7-11)
  • Statue of Liberty (Gr. 8-10)
  • Submarines (Gr. 8-12)
  • Castles (Gr. 9-13)
  • Gutenberg (Gr. 9-13)
  • Author's Purpose Practice 1
  • Author's Purpose Practice 2
  • Author's Purpose Practice 3
  • Fact and Opinion Practice 1
  • Fact and Opinion Practice 2
  • Fact and Opinion Practice 3
  • Idioms Practice Test 1
  • Idioms Practice Test 2
  • Figurative Language Practice 1
  • Figurative Language Practice 2
  • Figurative Language Practice 3
  • Figurative Language Practice 4
  • Figurative Language Practice 5
  • Figurative Language Practice 6
  • Figurative Language Practice 7
  • Figurative Language Practice 8
  • Figurative Language Practice 9
  • Figurative Language of Edgar Allan Poe
  • Figurative Language of O. Henry
  • Figurative Language of Shakespeare
  • Genre Practice 1
  • Genre Practice 2
  • Genre Practice 3
  • Genre Practice 4
  • Genre Practice 5
  • Genre Practice 6
  • Genre Practice 7
  • Genre Practice 8
  • Genre Practice 9
  • Genre Practice 10
  • Irony Practice 1
  • Irony Practice 2
  • Irony Practice 3
  • Making Inferences Practice 1
  • Making Inferences Practice 2
  • Making Inferences Practice 3
  • Making Inferences Practice 4
  • Making Inferences Practice 5
  • Main Idea Practice 1
  • Main Idea Practice 2
  • Point of View Practice 1
  • Point of View Practice 2
  • Text Structure Practice 1
  • Text Structure Practice 2
  • Text Structure Practice 3
  • Text Structure Practice 4
  • Text Structure Practice 5
  • Story Structure Practice 1
  • Story Structure Practice 2
  • Story Structure Practice 3
  • Author's Purpose
  • Characterizations
  • Context Clues
  • Fact and Opinion
  • Figurative Language
  • Grammar and Language Arts
  • Poetic Devices
  • Point of View
  • Predictions
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Story Structure
  • Summarizing
  • Text Structure
  • Character Traits
  • Common Core Aligned Unit Plans
  • Teacher Point of View
  • Teaching Theme
  • Patterns of Organization
  • Project Ideas
  • Reading Activities
  • How to Write Narrative Essays
  • How to Write Persuasive Essays
  • Narrative Essay Assignments
  • Narrative Essay Topics
  • Persuasive Essay Topics
  • Research Paper Topics
  • Rubrics for Writing Assignments
  • Learn About Sentence Structure
  • Grammar Worksheets
  • Noun Worksheets
  • Parts of Speech Worksheets
  • Punctuation Worksheets
  • Sentence Structure Worksheets
  • Verbs and Gerunds
  • Examples of Allitertion
  • Examples of Hyperbole
  • Examples of Onomatopoeia
  • Examples of Metaphor
  • Examples of Personification
  • Examples of Simile
  • Figurative Language Activities
  • Figurative Language Examples
  • Figurative Language Poems
  • Figurative Language Worksheets
  • Learn About Figurative Language
  • Learn About Poetic Devices
  • Idiom Worksheets
  • Online Figurative Language Tests
  • Onomatopoeia Worksheets
  • Personification Worksheets
  • Poetic Devices Activities
  • Poetic Devices Worksheets
  • About This Site
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Understanding CCSS Standards
  • What's New?

Ereading Worksheets

Free reading worksheets, activities, and lesson plans., site navigation.

  • Learn About Author’s Purpose
  • Author’s Purpose Quizzes
  • Character Types Worksheets and Lessons
  • List of Character Traits
  • Differentiated Reading Instruction Worksheets and Activities
  • Fact and Opinion Worksheets
  • Irony Worksheets
  • Animal Farm Worksheets
  • Literary Conflicts Lesson and Review
  • New Home Page Test
  • Lord of the Flies Chapter 2 Worksheet
  • Lord of the Flies Chapter 5 Worksheet
  • Lord of the Flies Chapter 6 Worksheet
  • Lord of the Flies Chapter 10 Worksheet
  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Sister Carrie
  • The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The Odyssey
  • The War of the Worlds
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Mood Worksheets
  • Context Clues Worksheets
  • Inferences Worksheets
  • Main Idea Worksheets
  • Making Predictions Worksheets
  • Nonfiction Passages and Functional Texts
  • Setting Worksheets
  • Summarizing Worksheets and Activities
  • Short Stories with Questions
  • Story Structure Activities
  • Story Structure Worksheets
  • Tone Worksheets
  • Types of Conflict Worksheets
  • Reading Games
  • Figurative Language Poems with Questions
  • Hyperbole and Understatement Worksheets
  • Simile and Metaphor Worksheets
  • Simile Worksheets
  • Hyperbole Examples
  • Metaphor Examples
  • Personification Examples
  • Simile Examples
  • Understatement Examples
  • Idiom Worksheets and Tests
  • Poetic Devices Worksheets & Activities
  • Alliteration Examples
  • Allusion Examples
  • Onomatopoeia Examples
  • Onomatopoeia Worksheets and Activities
  • Genre Worksheets
  • Genre Activities
  • Capitalization Worksheets, Lessons, and Tests
  • Contractions Worksheets and Activities
  • Double Negative Worksheets
  • Homophones & Word Choice Worksheets
  • ‘Was’ or ‘Were’
  • Simple Subjects & Predicates Worksheets
  • Subjects, Predicates, and Objects
  • Clauses and Phrases
  • Type of Sentences Worksheets
  • Sentence Structure Activities
  • Comma Worksheets and Activities
  • Semicolon Worksheets
  • End Mark Worksheets
  • Noun Worksheets, Lessons, and Tests
  • Verb Worksheets and Activities
  • Pronoun Worksheets, Lessons, and Tests
  • Adverbs & Adjectives Worksheets, Lessons, & Tests
  • Preposition Worksheets and Activities
  • Conjunctions Worksheets and Activities
  • Interjections Worksheets
  • Parts of Speech Activities
  • Verb Tense Activities
  • Past Tense Worksheets
  • Present Tense Worksheets
  • Future Tense Worksheets
  • Point of View Activities
  • Point of View Worksheets
  • Teaching Point of View
  • Cause and Effect Example Paragraphs
  • Chronological Order
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Order of Importance
  • Problem and Solution
  • Text Structure Worksheets
  • Text Structure Activities
  • Essay Writing Rubrics

Narrative Essay Topics and Story Ideas

  • Narrative Essay Worksheets & Writing Assignments
  • Persuasive Essay and Speech Topics
  • Persuasive Essay Worksheets & Activities
  • Writing Narrative Essays and Short Stories
  • Writing Persuasive Essays
  • All Reading Worksheets
  • Understanding Common Core State Standards
  • Remote Learning Resources for Covid-19 School Closures
  • What’s New?
  • Ereading Worksheets | Legacy Versions
  • Online Figurative Language Practice
  • Online Genre Practice Tests
  • Online Point of View Practice Tests
  • 62 School Project Ideas
  • 2nd Grade Reading Worksheets
  • 3rd Grade Reading Worksheets
  • 4th Grade Reading Worksheets
  • 5th Grade Reading Worksheets
  • 6th Grade Reading Worksheets
  • 7th Grade Reading Worksheets
  • 8th Grade Reading Worksheets
  • 9th Grade Reading Worksheets
  • 10th Grade Reading Worksheets
  • Membership Billing
  • Membership Cancel
  • Membership Checkout
  • Membership Confirmation
  • Membership Invoice
  • Membership Levels
  • Your Profile

Want Updates?

  • Everybody gets afraid sometimes. If there were no fear, there would be no opportunity for bravery. Write about the scariest moment in your life.
  • Some people avoid challenges. Others see them as opportunities to grow. Write about a time when you overcame a great challenge.
  • One person’s trash is another person’s treasure. Write about a time when you discovered something valuable that others had discarded or ignored.
  • The golden rule states that you should treat others as you’d like to be treated. It’d be nice if everyone followed this rule, but its been broken more than once. Write about a time when you felt disrespected. How did you handle it and what did you learn?
  • Everybody has a special talent. Write about the time when you discovered one of your talents.
  • It’s no fun to be in pain, but it can be worse to watch someone you love suffer. Write about a time when one of your loved ones was hurt.
  • The world can be a cold place, but a little bit of kindness can make it a lot warmer. Write about a time when you made the world a better place for someone by being kind.
  • It’s a good thing that nobody’s perfect. Some of life’s greatest lessons are learned on accident. Write about a time when you learned an important lesson by making a mistake.
  • It can be hard to see ourselves for who we really are at times. Write about a time when someone else taught you something about yourself.
  • Doing the right thing isn’t always easy. Write about a time when you got in trouble or made someone angry by doing what you thought was right.
  • You don’t have to learn everything the hard way. Write about a time when you avoided trouble by taking someone’s advice.
  • You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. Write about a time when you were underestimated or when you underestimated someone else.
  • Practice makes perfect. Write about a time when you got better at doing something by practicing.
  • Can’t we all just get along? Write about a time when you got into a disagreement with someone. How did you resolve it?
  • There’s a time for work and a time for play, but it’s a lot more fun to play. Write about a time when you put off doing something important to have fun. How did it work out for you in the end and what did you learn?
  • You never know until you try. Write about a time when you learned something about yourself by trying something new.
  • Hard work doesn’t always payoff. Write about a time when you worked hard on something but felt like your efforts weren’t appreciated.
  • You can’t trust everyone. Write about a time when someone betrayed your trust. How did you react? Did you ever forgive them?
  • You can’t make everybody happy. Write about a time when you made a decision that disappointed or hurt someone.
  • Nobody said that life would be fair. Write about a time when you witnessed someone taking advantage of a weaker person. How did it make you feel?
  • Sometimes two people just click. Write about a time when you formed a genuine connection with someone.
  • So much in life is about the choices that you make. Write about a time when you had to choose between two things that were important to you.
  • It’s the people we love that can hurt us the most. Write about a time when you had to confront a loved one over their decisions.
  • Accomplishments mean so much more when work for them. Write about a time when you worked hard to earn something. How did it make you feel to meet your goal?
  • Even the best of friends have the occasional argument. Write about a time when you got into a dispute with a friend. How did the situation get resolved?
  • Appearances are important. Sometimes your appearance can work for you. Other times it can work against. Write about a time when someone treated you differently because of your appearance. You can share a negative or positive experience.
  • You can’t always get what you want and sometimes that’s for the best. Write about a time when you were denied something that you wanted and it worked out alright in the end.
  • Once in a while everything just goes your way. Write about a time when you felt on top of the world.
  • Sometimes people drift apart. Other times they are torn apart. Write about a time when you were separated from someone with whom you were close.
  • It’s been said that every gray cloud has a silver lining. The hard part is looking for it. Write about a time when you made the best of a bad situation.
  • Faith is believing in something that you cannot prove. Write about a time when you had faith in someone or something that others doubted.
  • There’s a time to be creative and there’s a time to follow directions. Write about a time when you benefitted from following directions.
  • Some people are just looking for a reason to not like you. Write about a time when you got on someone’s bad side just by being yourself.
  • No matter how badly someone messes up, they always have the potential to redeem themselves. Write about a time when you or someone you know made a mistake and found redemption.
  • It’s good to play it safe, but sometimes you have to take chances. Write about a time when you took a risk. Did it work out for you?
  • Most people agree that honesty is a virtue, but sometimes being too honest can get you into hot water. Write about a time when you got in trouble or on someone’s bad side just by telling the truth.
  • Nothing sours an accomplishment like jealousy. Write about a time when you or someone you know was affected by the jealousy of another.
  • The older that you get, the more responsponsibilities you gain. It can be too much at times. Write about a time when you felt overwhelmed by your responsibilities. How did you handle it?
  • Part of growing up is facing your fears. Write about a time when you did something that you were afraid to do.
  • It’s hard to think about anything else when danger is approaching. Write about a time when you felt unsafe.
  • You wouldn’t be where you are today without the countless sacrifices of others. Once in a while you have to give back too. Write about a time when you gave up something that was important to you to help somebody else.
  • It’s been said that forgiveness is divine. Write about a time when you forgave someone for hurting or disappointing you.
  • Our first impressions aren’t always accurate. Write about a time when your first impression of someone or something proved to be wrong.
  • Everybody makes mistakes, even teachers. Write about a time when you were affected by one of your teachers’ mistakes.
  • With so many awesome things to learn and do in the world, nobody should ever be bored. Write about a time when you turned a boring day into an exciting one.
  • People change. That’s a part of life. Write about a time when you or someone you know changed in an important way.
  • When opportunity knocks, it’s up to you to answer the door. Write about a time when you took advantage of an interesting or exciting opportunity.
  • A kind word can go a long way. Write about a time when someone affected you by saying something nice or encouraging.
  • The world needs heroes and anyone can be one. Write about a time when you did something heroic. It doesn’t have to be as dramatic as saving someone’s life. It can be as simple as helping someone out when they needed it.
  • Your reputation is important. People will treat you differently based on how you are reputed to be. Write about a time when you did something that affected your reputation for better or worse.
  • Anger can blind. Write about a time when anger caused you to behave in a way that you later regretted.
  • Authority is when someone has the power to make decisions for you. Write about a time when you wanted to challenge someone’s authority. What were they doing to cause you to feel this way? How did you handle the situation?
  • Everybody has had someone awkward moments in life. Write about a time when you felt embarrassed. How did you deal with your embarrassment?
  • The process of growing up is a slow one. It takes your whole childhood. But some events cause us to grow quicker than others. Write about an experience that caused you to grow up quickly.
  • You can’t give everyone everything that they want. That would leave nothing for you. You have to set limits. Write about a time when someone wanted more from you than you had to give.
  • Your conscience is that little voice in your head that tells you when you are doing something wrong. Write about a time when your conscience stopped you from doing something.
  • Friendship can be found in unexpected places. Write about a time when you became friends or partners with an unlikely person.
  • It’s important to be persistent, but you have to know when to let go too. Write about a time when you quit pursuing something or let go of a dream.
  • Anyone can talk. Followsing through is the hard part. Write about a time when you proved yourself with your actions.
  • We are all tempted to do things that we shouldn’t at times. It takes integrity to do the right thing against your baser desires. Write about a time when you resisted the temptation to do something wrong.
  • Tact is the ability to phrase criticism in a sensitive way. It’s hard to be tactful all of the time. Write about a time when you blurted out something that you immediately regretted saying.
  • It’d be nice if there were a sure fire way to tell if someone were lying, but there isn’t. Write about a time when someone deceived you. How did you find out that they were lying to you? What did you do?
  • You can’t win all of the time. Some of life’s greatest lessons are learned in defeat. Write about a time when you lost or failed at something and learned a lesson.
  • You can predict the future, but you’re not alway going to get it right. Write about a time when you were surprised by the outcome of an event.
  • William Shakespeare said that “Parting is such sweet sorrow.” Write about a time when you had to say goodbye to someone or something that was important to you. How did you get over the loss?
  • Money can’t buy everything. Write about a time when you gained something valuable that can’t be bought or sold. Some examples might include a special skill, an important understanding, or a good relationship with someone.
  • Presentation is everything. Write about a time when you or someone else made a strong impression based on manners. It can be a good impression or a bad one.
  • A little bit of gratitude goes a long way. Write about a time when you felt unappreciated.
  • Bad habits are hard to kick. Write about a time when you gave up something that was bad for you.
  • A hypocrite is a person who tells you not to do something that he or she does. Write about a time when a person acted hypocritically toward you. You may want to write about a teacher, parent, or friend.
  • Not knowing your limits can be dangerous. Write about a time when you or someone you know took things too far.
  • Laws were put in place for a reason. Still, not everyone follows them. Write about an experience that you shared with someone who broke a law.
  • Sometimes we make decisions without fully considering the consequences. Write about a decision that you made which you later regretted.
  • The only constant is change. People can change in ways that we find disappointing. Write about a time when someone you know turned out to be different than you thought they were.
  • You never know what you’re capable of until you try. Write about a time when you succeed at something despite your doubts.
  • Technology is supposed to solve our problems, but sometimes it just complicates them. Write about a time when technology made your life more difficult.
  • The person you are today might not be the one you are tomorrow. People always have the potential to change, to improve. Write about an experience that changed you for the better.
  • Our actions can have far reaching consequences that can be difficult to predict. Write about a time when you unintentionally hurt someone as a result of your actions. Did you make it up to them?
  • Misunderstandings are the source of many conflicts. Write about a time when you solved a problem by talking about it.
  • It can be hard to fit in when you feel awkward. Write about a time when you felt out of place. How did you adapt to the situation?
  • Staying cool and calm helps you perform better, but this isn’t always easy. Some situations push you to the edge. Write about at time when you lost your patience.
  • Sometimes the greatest conflicts come from within. Write about a time when you were challenged by an inner conflict. How did you resolve the problem?
  • The world can be an overwhelming place. Write about a time when you just wanted to get away from everything.
  • The best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry. Write about a time when things did not work out the way that you planned.
  • Not everyone is a good leader, and even good leaders can make bad decisions. Write about a time when you disagreed with someone who was in charge of you.
  • Sometimes we think that we need help when all we really need to do is to put forth a decent effort. Write about a time when you learned to rely on yourself.
  • Your national identity is complicated. Sometimes we are proud to be citizens of our country. Other times things are done in our country’s name that we dislike. Write about a time when you were either proud or ashamed of your nationality.
  • You can’t always get what you want, but that doesn’t mean that you should stop trying. Write about a time when you fought for what you wanted and got your way.
  • The world would be a better place if everyone treated each other with love and respect, but people don’t always act like that. The world can be unfair. Write about a time when you witnessed or were the victim of an injustice.
  • Opinions can make or break you. Write about a time when someone misjudged you.
  • Boys and girls are treated differently at times. It’s not fair, but it happens. Write about a time when you were treated differently because of your gender. It can be in a way that benefited you or worked against you.
  • It’s been said that no good deed goes unpunished. Write about a time when you were trying to help someone and it backfired.
  • Sometimes its best to keep your mouth shut. Write about a time when you got in trouble for sharing your opinion.
  • The sense of smell is closely tied to memory. Think about scents that you have linked to experiences in your mind. Write about a time when an aroma became part of your memory.
  • People are social by nature. Being alone can be torturesome. Write about a time when you felt lonely or abandoned.
  • You can’t run from your past. It will always find a way to catch up with you. Write about a time when something from your past came back to haunt you.
  • Many people are resistant to change, even when it is good for them. Write about a time when you grew to appreciate something that you once resisted.
  • Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than talented. Write about a time when you benefitted just by being in the right place at the right time.
  • Everybody has perfect vision when they look into the past. Write about a time when you learned something a bit too late to help.
  • It’s been said that the thrill is in the chase. Write about a time when you worked hard to get something, only to find out that you didn’t really want it after all.
  • It’s a lot easier to go with the flow, but sometimes our hearts won’t let us. Write about a time when you supported an unpopular position because of your feelings or ideals.

28 Comments

Mishal raeel.

i really love the reading website .my mom twice a week tells me to do topics from here.i really like the fascinating topics in this website.thank u for making this website and this makes people helpful

Helped a lot thanks 100/10. This site is amazing

Whoever you are Mr. Morton, you are amazing! You’ve put in so much work on this site! Thank you!

!-Fire-Titian-!

This the BEST WEBSITE EVER FOR READING AND WRITING

Where are answers?

Ugwu Raphael

It is so good to have a website that is packed with the sort of priceless materials as yours. You are making teaching a lot easy for many of us. God bless you in every way. Please ignore the haters and fault finders. Keep up the good work.

There is a typo on #59

this is so amazing

this is kind of helpful

Samantha Nicole Stewart

I have read all of these and I can’t decide which one to use. So I will use all of them!!

Thank you for helping me open up my eyes to another world of words.

Sharonda Malone

I really enjoy this website, it offers me numerous options to give to my students. I can always depend upon this website to give me worksheets and test for my students. Keep up the good work.

unicorntears33

Omg love this website

DENITH KEVIN

THIS IS SO SO SO COOL!

LaTanya Hall

I love, love, love this website. It’s soooo much information and something my kids can actually benefit from. And the topics of all lessons are very interesting and keeps their attention well!

Nazareia Meadows

THIS WEBSITE IS LITTTTT!!! I LOVE IT ! MY SLOW SELF COULDN’T THINK OF NOTHING BUT LOOK AT THERE! THIS WEBSITE IS SOOOO HELPFUL!

-!-Mosquito-!

Good advice

Nazir Ahmad

why the page doesn’t work?

What’s not working?

Everything is working on mine.

sireen nasser

Thank you for these amazing topics for narrative writing that exist on this web.

I love how this is a website to help people write and #8 says, “on accident.” I kind of want to cry right now. BY accident.

This web is effectively support my English skills therefore, I really like it very much. Thank you all for your distribution.

lotfy shady

good advice

Leave a Reply Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe Now

Popular content.

  • Author's Purpose Worksheets
  • Characterization Worksheets
  • Common Core Lesson and Unit Plans
  • Online Reading Practice Tests
  • Plot Worksheets
  • Reading Comprehension Worksheets
  • Summary Worksheets
  • Theme Worksheets

New and Updated Pages

  • Capitalization Worksheets
  • Contractions Worksheets
  • Double Negatives Worksheets
  • Homophones & Word Choice Worksheets

BECOME A MEMBER!

narrative essay prompts 7th grade

Narrative Essay Topics: 200 Best Ideas for You

narrative essay prompts 7th grade

Envision being enclosed in a time capsule with an AI chauffeur posing the question, "Which of your memories would you like to revisit?” This scenario perfectly aligns with the essence of a narrative essay, where your story, voice, and writing style set it apart. 

In this article, you will get a proper definition of a narrative essay, as well as a list of 200 narrative essay topics for college to get your creative juices flowing abundantly! If you’re in a hurry or overloaded with other tasks, feel free to consult our essay service – expert writers know how to help.

Bring your stories to life with EssayPro . Select from a vast array of narrative essay topics and let our professionals help you weave your tales into captivating essays. Whether it's adventure, reflection, or imagination, we're here to assist.

order narrative essay

Best Narrative Essay Topics: How to Choose the One That Resonates 

A narrative essay is a form of writing that recounts a personal experience or tells a story, often incorporating elements like characters, plot, setting, and a chronological sequence of events. The primary purpose of a narrative essay is to engage the reader emotionally and convey a specific message or insight through the retelling of a significant experience.

Students engage in writing narrative essays as part of their academic curriculum for various reasons. First and foremost, this type of essay serves as a means for personal expression, allowing students to convey their unique experiences, thoughts, and emotions creatively. Additionally, the process of crafting a narrative essay contributes to the development of essential writing skills, such as structuring ideas coherently and organizing thoughts effectively. 

How to Choose Narrative Essay Topics

Selecting compelling narrative essay ideas involves considering personal experiences, interests, and the potential for engaging storytelling. Here's a guide on how to choose narrative essay topics:

  • Reflect on Personal Experiences: Identify significant experiences in your life that have had a lasting impact. Consider moments of personal growth, challenges overcome, or lessons learned.
  • Explore Interests and Passions: Choose topics related to your hobbies, interests, or areas of expertise. Writing about something you are passionate about can make the narrative more captivating.
  • Consider Audience Interest: Think about the interests and preferences of your intended audience. Choose topics that resonate with a broader audience if the essay is for a class or publication.
  • Focus on a Specific Event or Detail: Narrow down your topic to a specific event or detail to make the narrative more focused and impactful. Avoid overly broad topics that may be challenging to cover thoroughly in a short essay.
  • Look for Universal Themes: Explore themes that have universal appeal, such as love, resilience, or personal transformation. Connecting with readers on a universal level enhances the relevance of your narrative.
  • Brainstorm and Freewrite: Generate a list of potential topics through brainstorming. Freewriting, where you write without constraints for a set period, can help unearth compelling ideas.
  • Consider Narrative Techniques: Think about the storytelling techniques you want to employ (e.g., flashback, foreshadowing) and choose a topic that complements those techniques.
  • Seek Feedback: Share your ideas with friends, peers, or instructors to get feedback on the potential impact and interest of your chosen topics.
  • Evaluate Emotional Significance: Assess the emotional significance of each potential topic. Topics that evoke strong emotions, whether joy, sadness, or excitement, often make for compelling narratives.
  • Ensure Personal Connection: Select a topic that you can connect with on a personal level. Your enthusiasm and connection to the subject matter will enhance the authenticity of the narrative.

Once you've discovered a topic that aligns with your mood, engage in brainstorming. Jot down all conceivable scenarios on paper and structure them into a distinctive outline for your narrative essay. Adhere to your professor's instructions diligently, as they likely address most of your inquiries. For added assistance, you can always turn to our narrative essay writing service and receive timely support. 

Do You Need Professional Help with Your Hometask?

Ideas for Narrative Essay Topics

Having examined the writing experiences of students in crafting narrative paragraphs, we have curated a collection of narrative essay topics tailored for both college and school students. This comprehensive list encompasses a diverse array of subjects, so feel free to choose one that resonates with you! If you’d like to see how to develop a topic in written form, please consult our narrative essay example guide. 

Literacy Narrative Essay Topics for College Students

What about exploring intriguing literacy narrative essay topics tailored for college-level writing? Sounds great!

  • Discovering the transformative power of literature during a challenging period in my life.
  • Navigating the complexities of multilingualism and its impact on my identity.
  • The profound influence of a childhood book that ignited my love for reading.
  • Overcoming dyslexia and finding my unique voice in the world of written expression.
  • Exploring the cultural significance of storytelling within my family heritage.
  • The evolution of my writing style through encounters with diverse literary genres.
  • Unraveling the mysteries of decoding language as a non-native English speaker.
  • The role of digital technology in shaping my approach to reading and writing.
  • The empowering journey of embracing academic literacy in a foreign language.
  • Capturing the essence of my academic growth through reflective writing assignments.
  • The intersection of personal and academic literacies in shaping my worldview.
  • The impact of a memorable teacher on my development as a critical reader.
  • Confronting stereotypes through literacy: Redefining narratives about my culture.
  • How my relationship with writing evolved through participation in online communities.
  • The role of literature in fostering empathy and understanding diverse perspectives.
  • Unveiling the hidden narratives in everyday life through observational writing.
  • The challenges and triumphs of maintaining a personal writing practice in college.
  • Exploring the connection between literacy and social justice advocacy.
  • Reflecting on the influence of literature on my personal and professional aspirations.
  • The unexpected lessons learned from failed attempts at creative writing projects.

Personal Narrative Essay Topics on Relationships

Reflect on your past experiences and share compelling personal narratives through these essay ideas. 

  • Navigating the complexities of a long-distance relationship: How did distance shape our connection?
  • The transformative impact of a friendship that withstood the test of time.
  • Lessons learned from a mentor-mentee relationship that transcended professional boundaries.
  • The role of sibling dynamics in shaping my understanding of interpersonal relationships.
  • Exploring the impact of cultural differences on friendships and romantic connections.
  • How did a childhood friendship influence my views on trust and loyalty in relationships?
  • The evolving dynamics of a family relationship during a significant life transition.
  • Unveiling the complexities of parent-child relationships through moments of conflict and resolution.
  • The unique challenges and rewards of maintaining relationships in a digital age.
  • Investigating the influence of societal expectations on romantic relationships.
  • The unexpected connections forged during a group travel experience.
  • How did a challenging breakup contribute to personal growth and self-discovery?
  • The role of shared hobbies and interests in building meaningful connections.
  • Reflecting on the impact of past relationships on my present-day perspectives.
  • Navigating workplace relationships and the balance between professionalism and camaraderie.
  • How have my experiences with peer relationships shaped my sense of belonging?
  • The significance of forgiveness and reconciliation in repairing strained relationships.
  • The influence of role models on my understanding of healthy and fulfilling relationships.
  • Exploring the complexities of friendships that transition into romantic involvement.
  • How do online interactions and social media influence the nature of modern relationships?

Best Narrative Essay Topics on Education and Learning

Think about sharing your personal experiences and emotions in a captivating manner with these ideas for personal narrative essays.

  • How overcoming academic challenges in high school shaped my approach to learning.
  • The transformative impact of a teacher who inspired a lifelong love for a particular subject.
  • Investigating the role of extracurricular activities in shaping a well-rounded educational experience.
  • How a cultural exchange program broadened my understanding of global education.
  • The challenges and rewards of navigating a bilingual education environment.
  • Exploring the influence of technology on modern classroom dynamics.
  • The role of peer collaboration in fostering a positive learning environment.
  • How did a personal learning style assessment impact my study habits and academic performance?
  • The importance of inclusive education in fostering empathy and understanding.
  • Reflecting on the impact of a particular book or literary work on my educational journey.
  • The role of mentors and role models in guiding educational and career aspirations.
  • Investigating the impact of standardized testing on students' mental health and academic success.
  • How do study abroad experiences contribute to a well-rounded education?
  • The challenges and triumphs of pursuing a non-traditional educational path.
  • The role of community service and volunteerism in shaping a sense of social responsibility.
  • How has the integration of technology changed the landscape of classroom learning?
  • The impact of cultural diversity on classroom discussions and collaborative projects.
  • Exploring the role of education in fostering critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • The influence of socioeconomic factors on educational opportunities and outcomes.
  • How can experiential learning enhance traditional classroom education?

At this point, we think you might’ve already been interested in our term paper writing service that helps busy students succeed in college. 

Personal Narrative Essay Ideas on Reflection on Life

We recommend sparking your creativity with a variety of narrative essay topics, ranging from special moments to everyday experiences.

  • How a personal setback became a catalyst for self-discovery and resilience.
  • Reflecting on the impact of a major life decision and the lessons learned.
  • Exploring the role of cultural heritage in shaping my identity and worldview.
  • The significance of small, everyday moments in fostering gratitude and mindfulness.
  • How facing a fear transformed my perspective on courage and personal growth.
  • Investigating the influence of family traditions on personal values and beliefs.
  • What does success mean to me, and how has that definition evolved over time?
  • Reflecting on the role of friendships in providing support during challenging times.
  • The impact of travel experiences on broadening my understanding of the world.
  • How personal hobbies and passions contribute to a sense of fulfillment.
  • Exploring the relationship between self-love and mental health.
  • How adversity can lead to unexpected opportunities for personal development.
  • Reflecting on the importance of setting and achieving personal goals.
  • What have been the defining moments in my journey toward self-acceptance?
  • Investigating the role of forgiveness in overcoming personal conflicts.
  • How do cultural or societal expectations influence my perception of success?
  • Reflecting on the role of self-care in maintaining physical and emotional well-being.
  • Exploring the impact of technology on the way I connect with others and the world.
  • The lessons learned from navigating a crossroads in life and making a tough decision.
  • How do personal beliefs and values guide my decision-making and life choices?

Ideas for a Narrative Essay on Culture and Society

It’s always a smart move to engage your readers with narrative essays on culture and society, exploring captivating ideas.

  • How cultural diversity in my community has enriched my perspective on the world.
  • Exploring the impact of technology on communication within contemporary society.
  • The role of traditional customs in preserving cultural identity amid globalization.
  • How social media has influenced societal perceptions of beauty and self-worth.
  • Investigating the effects of popular culture on shaping individual values and beliefs.
  • What cultural traditions and rituals contribute to a sense of belonging in my life?
  • Reflecting on the intersection of art and culture in shaping societal narratives.
  • How does socioeconomic status impact individuals' access to education and opportunities?
  • The evolving role of gender norms and equality in today's changing society.
  • Exploring the impact of immigration on cultural exchange and adaptation.
  • What role does storytelling play in preserving and passing down cultural heritage?
  • The influence of historical events on the collective memory of a community.
  • How do language and communication styles reflect cultural diversity?
  • Investigating the effects of globalization on local cultures and traditions.
  • The impact of social movements on challenging societal norms and fostering change.
  • How does media representation influence perceptions of different cultural groups?
  • Reflecting on the role of education in promoting cultural awareness and tolerance.
  • What challenges do individuals face in navigating a multicultural society?
  • Exploring the role of fashion and trends in expressing cultural identity.
  • How do cultural stereotypes affect interpersonal relationships and understanding?

Since you’re working on essays, we think it’s suitable to suggest you learn more about the case study format , which is another common college assignment.

Narrative Writing Topics on Hobbies and Interests

Impress your readers by transforming your passions and hobbies into thought-provoking narrative essay topics.

  • How my passion for photography has shaped the way I perceive the world.
  • Exploring the joy of discovering new recipes and the art of culinary experimentation.
  • What challenges have I faced and overcome in pursuing my favorite outdoor activities?
  • Reflecting on the transformative power of literature in my life.
  • How has my interest in astronomy influenced my perspective on the universe?
  • What life lessons have I learned through my dedication to martial arts?
  • The role of music in capturing and expressing the essence of personal experiences.
  • How does my love for hiking connect me with nature and promote well-being?
  • Investigating the world of gaming and its impact on my problem-solving skills.
  • What role do artistic expressions, such as painting or drawing, play in my self-discovery?
  • The thrill and challenges of exploring different styles of dance as a form of self-expression.
  • How has my interest in technology and coding opened new possibilities for creativity?
  • What motivates my commitment to environmental sustainability and eco-friendly practices?
  • Exploring the excitement and camaraderie of participating in team sports.
  • The journey of cultivating a green thumb and finding joy in gardening.
  • How do travel and exploration contribute to my personal growth and worldview?
  • Reflecting on the satisfaction derived from building and creating with hands-on crafts.
  • Investigating the cultural and historical aspects of collecting unique artifacts or memorabilia.
  • What sparks my curiosity in the world of science and scientific inquiry?
  • How does my dedication to a specific hobby foster a sense of discipline and dedication?

Narrative Essay Titles on Life-Changing Moments

Life's unpredictability often leads to transformative moments. Consider these narrative essay titles for stories that forever changed your life.

  • Unearthing a hidden passion that illuminated my world.
  • Choosing courage over comfort: A pivotal day in my life.
  • Navigating unexpected turns: Embracing life's spontaneous changes.
  • Can a solitary decision truly reshape the trajectory of a lifetime?
  • Embracing transformative opportunities: The power of saying 'yes'.
  • A chance encounter that forever altered my perspective.
  • Confronting fears head-on: Discovering the strength within.
  • Resilience in adversity: Rising above setbacks with determination.
  • Defining moments that reshaped the very core of my identity.
  • At life's crossroads: Choosing destinies beyond expectations.
  • The ripple effect of decision-making: Small choices, big changes.
  • Losing and finding myself: A journey to rediscover my true identity.
  • Breaking free from self-imposed limitations: The sweet taste of liberation.
  • Piecing together a new narrative amidst life's intricate challenges.
  • Finding silver linings in heartbreak: Transformative growth revealed.
  • Harmony amid chaos: Gracefully dancing through life's constant changes.
  • Thriving beyond comfort zones: Exploring uncharted territories.
  • The journey to success: Failure as a vital stepping stone.
  • Letting go and embracing fresh beginnings: The art of renewal.
  • Discovering purpose in the unpredictable moments of life.

Have you ever wondered if there are so many difficulties with essay writing, what will happen once you get assigned a larger paper, e.g., coursework? Make a preemptive strike by exploring coursework writing help right now!

Good Narrative Topics on Travel and Adventure

Compose captivating personal narrative essay ideas titles by delving into exciting travel adventures.

  • Exploring the vibrant markets of Marrakech.
  • Hiking the untamed trails of Patagonia.
  • A spontaneous road trip through the American Southwest.
  • Can the thrill of paragliding over the Swiss Alps be surpassed?
  • Navigating the chaos of Tokyo's bustling streets.
  • How does volunteering in a remote village in Cambodia change perspectives?
  • Camping under the Northern Lights in Lapland.
  • What wildlife encounters await on an African safari?
  • How do diverse landscapes shape the experience of backpacking across Nepal?
  • What stories lie in the historic streets of Rome during a solo journey?
  • Chasing sunsets on the cliffs of Santorini.
  • What wonders lie beneath the crystal-clear waters of the Maldives for snorkeling?
  • How does getting lost in the ancient alleyways of Istanbul unravel surprises?
  • Exploring the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu.
  • What tales unfold while hitchhiking along the scenic coastal roads of New Zealand?
  • Embracing the serenity of a secluded mountain retreat.
  • Capturing the essence of a bustling Asian street market.
  • How does bungee jumping off a bridge in Queenstown, New Zealand, feel?
  • What culinary delights await while savoring street food in Bangkok?
  • What stories emerge from surfing the waves of the Pacific Coast?

Narrative Essay Topic Ideas on Career and Work Experience

College students can find compelling narrative essay topics by exploring potential career paths or revisiting past job experiences.

  • Navigating challenges while climbing the corporate ladder.
  • Managing multiple roles in a fast-paced workplace.
  • Experiencing a pivotal career moment in transition.
  • Can mentorship shape a career more than formal education?
  • Learning valuable lessons from job loss.
  • Embarking on the entrepreneurial journey: Building a startup from scratch.
  • Understanding the impact of networking on professional growth.
  • Assessing remote work and its influence on productivity from a desk with a view.
  • Evolving from intern to leader: The workplace roles' progression.
  • Can a passion-aligned career pay the bills?
  • Examining the influence of a positive work culture on employee satisfaction.
  • Strategies for overcoming impostor syndrome and thriving in professional spaces.
  • Navigating freelance challenges in the gig economy.
  • Striking a balance at the crossroads of work and family.
  • Exploring how effective communication shapes careers during negotiations.
  • Resilience in the workplace: Turning setbacks into comebacks.
  • Paving the way for success outside traditional careers through the unconventional path.
  • Examining the role of failure as a necessary detour in career development.
  • Breaking glass ceilings and challenging norms: Women in the workplace.
  • Can work-life integration achieve harmony, replacing the pursuit of balance?

Interesting Narrative Essay Topics about Challenges and Obstacles

If you're feeling uncertain about your narrative essay topic, reflect on challenging moments you've faced and how you overcame them.

  • Overcoming fear through confronting phobias.
  • Navigating challenges in a complex career transition.
  • Scaling personal obstacles for self-discovery.
  • Juggling multiple responsibilities in modern life.
  • Recovering from physical injuries and emotional trauma.
  • How do you deal with life-altering decisions at unexpected crossroads?
  • Unraveling knots: Rebuilding relationships after betrayal.
  • What is the personal tale of overcoming depression?
  • Weathering the storm: Surviving and rebuilding after natural disasters.
  • Adapting to a new culture: Foreign ground, familiar struggles.
  • How do you confront invisible illnesses in a judgmental world?
  • Rising from rock bottom to resilience against addiction.
  • Forging a unique path against societal expectations.
  • Embracing self-acceptance amidst societal pressures.
  • Juggling life responsibilities on the tightrope of balance.
  • Finding a voice in the midst of personal challenges.
  • How do you navigate life-altering decisions at crossroads?
  • Self-discovery through overcoming personal flaws.
  • Rebuilding relationships after a period of estrangement.
  • Repairing connections after a falling out on bridges over troubled waters.

Final Remarks

As we conclude, our compilation of 200 narrative essay topics aims to provide you with a solid foundation for your upcoming writing endeavors! Whether you're recounting a significant event, cherishing a childhood memory, or expressing a profound realization, a meticulously crafted narrative essay possesses the potential to deeply resonate with readers.

Since narrative essays are a popular admissions assignment, we think it’s a good idea for you to explore our admission essay writing service , which has already helped thousands of students enter college.

Give Us Your Task

We provide coursework writing help as well as editing and proofreading. Every paper we deal with is written and triple-checked by a team of experts—which means that you are guaranteed to get top-quality work from our term paper writing service . Order now!

Related Articles

essay topics

narrative writing prompts 7th grade

All Formats

Resource types, all resource types.

  • Rating Count
  • Price (Ascending)
  • Price (Descending)
  • Most Recent

Narrative writing prompts 7th grade

Preview of Technology and Its Impact 7th Grade Narrative Writing Prompts

Technology and Its Impact 7th Grade Narrative Writing Prompts

narrative essay prompts 7th grade

Scary Story Writing Picture Prompts Mystery Narrative Story Starters

narrative essay prompts 7th grade

Writing Personal Narrative Prompts 7th Grade

narrative essay prompts 7th grade

Creative FUN Picture Writing Prompts | Narrative , Descriptive, Opinion, & MORE!

narrative essay prompts 7th grade

  • Google Apps™

Preview of Christmas Digital Writing Choice Board- 6th, 7th, 8th Grade

Christmas Digital Writing Choice Board- 6th, 7th , 8th Grade

narrative essay prompts 7th grade

  • Google Drive™ folder

Preview of Common Core Text-Dependent Writing Narrative Prompt Grade 7

Common Core Text-Dependent Writing Narrative Prompt Grade 7

narrative essay prompts 7th grade

Daily Journal Writing Prompts Bellringer Activities 6th, 7th , and 8th Grade

narrative essay prompts 7th grade

FREE Christmas Writing Prompts for Essays/Worksheets for 5th, 6th and 7th Grade

narrative essay prompts 7th grade

ELA Bell Ringers - Morning Work - Editable - Set 1 - 5th - 7th grades

narrative essay prompts 7th grade

Narrative Text-Based Writing Test Prep | 7th Grade

narrative essay prompts 7th grade

Middle School Writing Prompts | Personal Narrative Writing | Google Classroom

narrative essay prompts 7th grade

  • Google Slides™
  • Internet Activities

Preview of ELA Bell Ringers  - Morning Work - FREE 2 Weeks - 5th - 7th grades - Do Nows

ELA Bell Ringers - Morning Work - FREE 2 Weeks - 5th - 7th grades - Do Nows

Preview of  Christmas Writing Prompts for Essays | 5th, 6th, 7th Grade

Christmas Writing Prompts for Essays | 5th, 6th, 7th Grade

Preview of Reading and Writing Digital Choice Board- 9 Choice Boards-6th, 7th, 8th Grade

Reading and Writing Digital Choice Board- 9 Choice Boards-6th, 7th , 8th Grade

Preview of Summer Vacation Creative Writing Prompts Narrative Story Starters with Photos

Summer Vacation Creative Writing Prompts Narrative Story Starters with Photos

Preview of Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief Narrative Writing Task 6th, 7th, & 8th

Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief Narrative Writing Task 6th, 7th , & 8th

Preview of Seventh Grade & Naranjas - by Gary Soto Read & Write Unit on Maturity and Love

Seventh Grade & Naranjas - by Gary Soto Read & Write Unit on Maturity and Love

narrative essay prompts 7th grade

7th Grade Writing Prompts

narrative essay prompts 7th grade

ELA Bell Ringers - Morning Work - Editable - Set 4 - 5th - 7th grades

Preview of February Daily Writing Prompts Bellringer Activities 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade

February Daily Writing Prompts Bellringer Activities 6th, 7th , and 8th Grade

Preview of Narrative Writing Prompt | PICTURES & EDITABLE TEXT Fictional Narrative Writing

Narrative Writing Prompt | PICTURES & EDITABLE TEXT Fictional Narrative Writing

Preview of January Daily Writing Prompts Bellringer Activities 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade

January Daily Writing Prompts Bellringer Activities 6th, 7th , and 8th Grade

Preview of March Daily Writing Prompts Bellringer Activities 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade

March Daily Writing Prompts Bellringer Activities 6th, 7th , and 8th Grade

Preview of STAAR "like" Personal Narrative Writing Prompts

STAAR "like" Personal Narrative Writing Prompts

narrative essay prompts 7th grade

  • Word Document File
  • We're hiring
  • Help & FAQ
  • Privacy policy
  • Student privacy
  • Terms of service
  • Tell us what you think

Have a language expert improve your writing

Run a free plagiarism check in 10 minutes, generate accurate citations for free.

  • Knowledge Base
  • How to write a narrative essay | Example & tips

How to Write a Narrative Essay | Example & Tips

Published on July 24, 2020 by Jack Caulfield . Revised on July 23, 2023.

A narrative essay tells a story. In most cases, this is a story about a personal experience you had. This type of essay , along with the descriptive essay , allows you to get personal and creative, unlike most academic writing .

Instantly correct all language mistakes in your text

Upload your document to correct all your mistakes in minutes

upload-your-document-ai-proofreader

Table of contents

What is a narrative essay for, choosing a topic, interactive example of a narrative essay, other interesting articles, frequently asked questions about narrative essays.

When assigned a narrative essay, you might find yourself wondering: Why does my teacher want to hear this story? Topics for narrative essays can range from the important to the trivial. Usually the point is not so much the story itself, but the way you tell it.

A narrative essay is a way of testing your ability to tell a story in a clear and interesting way. You’re expected to think about where your story begins and ends, and how to convey it with eye-catching language and a satisfying pace.

These skills are quite different from those needed for formal academic writing. For instance, in a narrative essay the use of the first person (“I”) is encouraged, as is the use of figurative language, dialogue, and suspense.

Receive feedback on language, structure, and formatting

Professional editors proofread and edit your paper by focusing on:

  • Academic style
  • Vague sentences
  • Style consistency

See an example

narrative essay prompts 7th grade

Narrative essay assignments vary widely in the amount of direction you’re given about your topic. You may be assigned quite a specific topic or choice of topics to work with.

  • Write a story about your first day of school.
  • Write a story about your favorite holiday destination.

You may also be given prompts that leave you a much wider choice of topic.

  • Write about an experience where you learned something about yourself.
  • Write about an achievement you are proud of. What did you accomplish, and how?

In these cases, you might have to think harder to decide what story you want to tell. The best kind of story for a narrative essay is one you can use to talk about a particular theme or lesson, or that takes a surprising turn somewhere along the way.

For example, a trip where everything went according to plan makes for a less interesting story than one where something unexpected happened that you then had to respond to. Choose an experience that might surprise the reader or teach them something.

Narrative essays in college applications

When applying for college , you might be asked to write a narrative essay that expresses something about your personal qualities.

For example, this application prompt from Common App requires you to respond with a narrative essay.

In this context, choose a story that is not only interesting but also expresses the qualities the prompt is looking for—here, resilience and the ability to learn from failure—and frame the story in a way that emphasizes these qualities.

An example of a short narrative essay, responding to the prompt “Write about an experience where you learned something about yourself,” is shown below.

Hover over different parts of the text to see how the structure works.

Since elementary school, I have always favored subjects like science and math over the humanities. My instinct was always to think of these subjects as more solid and serious than classes like English. If there was no right answer, I thought, why bother? But recently I had an experience that taught me my academic interests are more flexible than I had thought: I took my first philosophy class.

Before I entered the classroom, I was skeptical. I waited outside with the other students and wondered what exactly philosophy would involve—I really had no idea. I imagined something pretty abstract: long, stilted conversations pondering the meaning of life. But what I got was something quite different.

A young man in jeans, Mr. Jones—“but you can call me Rob”—was far from the white-haired, buttoned-up old man I had half-expected. And rather than pulling us into pedantic arguments about obscure philosophical points, Rob engaged us on our level. To talk free will, we looked at our own choices. To talk ethics, we looked at dilemmas we had faced ourselves. By the end of class, I’d discovered that questions with no right answer can turn out to be the most interesting ones.

The experience has taught me to look at things a little more “philosophically”—and not just because it was a philosophy class! I learned that if I let go of my preconceptions, I can actually get a lot out of subjects I was previously dismissive of. The class taught me—in more ways than one—to look at things with an open mind.

If you want to know more about AI tools , college essays , or fallacies make sure to check out some of our other articles with explanations and examples or go directly to our tools!

  • Ad hominem fallacy
  • Post hoc fallacy
  • Appeal to authority fallacy
  • False cause fallacy
  • Sunk cost fallacy

College essays

  • Choosing Essay Topic
  • Write a College Essay
  • Write a Diversity Essay
  • College Essay Format & Structure
  • Comparing and Contrasting in an Essay

 (AI) Tools

  • Grammar Checker
  • Paraphrasing Tool
  • Text Summarizer
  • AI Detector
  • Plagiarism Checker
  • Citation Generator

Prevent plagiarism. Run a free check.

If you’re not given much guidance on what your narrative essay should be about, consider the context and scope of the assignment. What kind of story is relevant, interesting, and possible to tell within the word count?

The best kind of story for a narrative essay is one you can use to reflect on a particular theme or lesson, or that takes a surprising turn somewhere along the way.

Don’t worry too much if your topic seems unoriginal. The point of a narrative essay is how you tell the story and the point you make with it, not the subject of the story itself.

Narrative essays are usually assigned as writing exercises at high school or in university composition classes. They may also form part of a university application.

When you are prompted to tell a story about your own life or experiences, a narrative essay is usually the right response.

The key difference is that a narrative essay is designed to tell a complete story, while a descriptive essay is meant to convey an intense description of a particular place, object, or concept.

Narrative and descriptive essays both allow you to write more personally and creatively than other kinds of essays , and similar writing skills can apply to both.

Cite this Scribbr article

If you want to cite this source, you can copy and paste the citation or click the “Cite this Scribbr article” button to automatically add the citation to our free Citation Generator.

Caulfield, J. (2023, July 23). How to Write a Narrative Essay | Example & Tips. Scribbr. Retrieved February 29, 2024, from https://www.scribbr.com/academic-essay/narrative-essay/

Is this article helpful?

Jack Caulfield

Jack Caulfield

Other students also liked, how to write an expository essay, how to write a descriptive essay | example & tips, how to write your personal statement | strategies & examples, what is your plagiarism score.

Crunch Gradedsds

  • Online Calculus Tutors
  • Online Geometry Tutors
  • Online Algebra Tutors
  • Online Trigonometry Tutors
  • Online Statistics Tutors
  • Online Chemistry Tutors
  • Online Macroeconomics Tutors
  • Online English Tutors
  • Online Physics Tutors
  • Online Computer Science Tutors
  • Online Accounting Tutors
  • Online Biology Tutors
  • Online Business Studies Tutors
  • Online Finance Tutors
  • Online Programming Tutors
  • Online Management Tutors
  • Online Science Tutors
  • Year 2 Maths
  • Year 3 Maths
  • Year 4 Maths
  • Year 5 Maths
  • Year 6 Maths
  • Year 2 English
  • Year 3 English
  • Year 4 English
  • Year 5 English
  • Year 6 English
  • Year 7 Maths
  • Year 8 Maths
  • Year 9 Maths
  • Year 10 Maths
  • Year 10 Advance Maths
  • Year 7 English
  • Year 8 English
  • Year 9 English
  • Year 10 English
  • Year 11 General Maths
  • Year 11 Chemistry SA,NT
  • Year 11 General Mathematics VIC
  • Year 11 Mathematical Methods
  • Year 11 Mathematics Standard
  • Year 11 Chemistry ACT
  • Year 11 Mathematics Extension 1
  • Year 11 Mathematical Methods SA, NT
  • Year 11 Mathematical Methods VIC
  • Year 11 Mathematical Applications
  • Year 11 Chemistry QLD
  • Year 11 Literature ATAR
  • Year 11 English - QLD
  • Year 11 English Advanced NSW
  • Year 11 EALD Level 3
  • Year 11 English Language
  • Year 11 Essential English M
  • Year 11 Essential Skills TAS
  • Year 11 Essential English
  • Year 11 Bridging EAL
  • Year 11 EALD Level 1
  • Year 11 Stage 1 Essential English
  • Year 11 English General
  • Year 11 Mathematics Advanced
  • Year 11 EAL
  • Year 11 English Standard
  • Year 11 EALD ATAR
  • Year 12 Mathematics Standard
  • Year 12 Further Mathematics
  • Year 12 Mathematics Applications
  • Year 12 Mathematics Extension 1
  • Year 12 Mathematics Methods
  • Year 12 Mathematics Advanced
  • Year 12 Mathematics Methods VIC
  • Year 12 Mathematics Methods - TAS
  • Year 12 General Mathematics TAS
  • Year 11 English T
  • Year 12 Mathematical Methods - QLD
  • Year 12 General Mathematics SA, NT
  • Year 11 Foundation English
  • Year 11 English Studies
  • Year 11 Literacy Short Course
  • Year 11 English Preliminary
  • Year 12 English ATAR
  • Year 11 EAL/D
  • Year 12 English Extension 2
  • Year 12 EAL/D
  • Year 12 EALD ATAR WA
  • Year 12 English Foundation
  • Year 12 English Extension 1
  • Year 12 Literature
  • Year 12 Stage 2 Essential English
  • Year 12 English Literature ATAR
  • Year 12 Stage 2 English
  • Year 12 EALD Level 2 - TAS
  • Year 12 English Advanced NSW
  • Year 12 Chemistry VIC
  • Year 12 English Language
  • Year 12 English Literature T - ACT
  • Year 12 English Foundation WA
  • Year 12 English Standard NSW Learning Programs
  • Year 11 Chemistry WA
  • Year 11 Chemistry - VIC
  • Year 12 Chemistry - QLD
  • Year 12 Chemistry - TAS
  • Year 12 Chemistry - WA
  • Year 12 Chemistry - NSW
  • Year 12 Chemistry - ACT
  • Online Tutors in Sydney
  • Online Tutors in Melbourne
  • Online Tutors in Brisbane
  • Online Tutors in Gold Coast
  • Online Tutors in Perth
  • Online Tutors in Canberra
  • Online Tutors in Adelaide
  • Online Tutors in Newcastle
  • HSC Papers 2019
  • HSC Papers 2018
  • HSC Papers 2017

Book a Free Demo

Math Calculus Geometry Algebra Trigonometry Statistics Chemistry Economics Macroeconomics English Physics Computer Science Accounting Biology Business Studies Finance Programming Management Science Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11 Year 12 College

Search Here

Recent posts.

  • General Achievement Test Australia
  • ESL vs English Tutoring – What Makes Them Different?
  • Know the Grading System in Australia
  • GED vs HiSET: All You Need To Know
  • HSPT vs PSAT: Which One Is Beneficial For You?
  • WordPress.org
  • Documentation
  • Support Forums

IMAGES

  1. 100+ Creative and fun 7th grade writing prompts (2023)

    narrative essay prompts 7th grade

  2. 7th Grade Journal Prompts

    narrative essay prompts 7th grade

  3. Narrative Essay Writing for 7th Grade

    narrative essay prompts 7th grade

  4. Narrative Essay Examples For Grade 7

    narrative essay prompts 7th grade

  5. Short story narrative essay. Narrative scary storys Free Essays. 2022-10-29

    narrative essay prompts 7th grade

  6. Narrative Writing Ideas for 2nd Grade Writers

    narrative essay prompts 7th grade

VIDEO

  1. How to write a Narrative Essay?

  2. Narrative Essay Plot Structure

COMMENTS

  1. 45 Narrative Writing Prompts for 7th Grade

    By implementing narrative writing into your curriculum, you give your students an outlet to experiment with in a safe and structured environment. Below, you will find a list of narrative writing prompts to help your 7th graders let out some of their thoughts and get them writing about something that matters to them. Using This Guide

  2. 7th Grade Essay Prompts

    Writing Prompts for 7th Grade. By seventh grade, students should be refining the core writing skills of brainstorming, researching, outlining, drafting, and revising. In order to hone these skills, seventh-grade students need regular practice writing a variety of essay styles, including narrative, persuasive, expository, and creative essays.

  3. 50 Narrative Essay Topics

    We've got 50 narrative essay topics designed to prompt students to craft memorable written narratives. These can be modified for students in elementary, middle and high school. Feel free to print the entire narrative essay topics list for plenty of inspiration for your next narrative essay assignment! Narrative Essay Topics. Your first day of ...

  4. Top 25 Good Narrative Essay Writing Prompts For 7th Grade

    25 Great Narrative Essay Writing Prompts For 7th Grade Students. Writing a narrative essay in 7th grade is not supposed to be difficult. At this level there is so much that students can be able to share about their lives and the things around them in the form of a narrative essay. We have listed herein some great narrative essay writing prompts ...

  5. 30 Powerful Writing Prompts for 7th Grade » JournalBuddies.com

    The post is now updated and includes a grand total of 60 writing prompts and essay ideas. Take a look and enjoy. Yeppers. As seventh graders get ready to transition into their turbulent teenage years, it's incredibly important for teachers to do everything they can to keep their students focused and grounded. Table of Contents.

  6. Personal Narrative Prompts by Grade (K-12) » JournalBuddies.com

    A personal narrative outline is one of the best ways to start brainstorming ideas for the final piece. After the students have created an outline, they can write the first draft of their personal narrative. At that point, the teacher can review the draft, or the students can participate in a peer-review process.

  7. 650 Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing

    Here is a PDF of all 650 prompts, and we also have a related lesson plan, From 'Lives' to 'Modern Love': Writing Personal Essays With Help From The New York Times.. Below, a list that ...

  8. 100 Amazing 7th Grade Writing Prompts

    From persuasive writing prompts to compare and contrast, we have much to help 7 th graders refine their core writing skills. We'll discuss: Compare and contrast writing prompts. Persuasive writing prompts. Expository essay writing prompts. Creative essay writing prompts. Descriptive essay writing prompts.

  9. 32 Free & Fun 7th Grade Writing Prompts » JournalBuddies.com

    More 7th Grade Writing Resources. 7th Grade Writing Worksheets; 12 Ideas for Narrative Essays; 35 Humor Writing Prompts for Teens and Tweens; Free Mad Libs For Middle School Students; A Few Closing Thoughts. From essay writing to journaling about their typical day, writing is a major part of junior high and middle school lessons.

  10. Narrative Writing Prompts For 7th Grade Teaching Resources

    This bundle includes Christmas essay writing prompts that focus on Narrative, Descriptive, Persuasive/Opinion and Expository essays for students in 5th, 6th and 7th grade. There are 17 exciting and thought-provoking topics with guided writing prompts outlining the correct structure for essays. This resource is perfect for students that have not ...

  11. PDF MAAP Grade 7 Writing Prompt

    MAAP Gr ade 7 . 13. Development of Ideas: 4 . The writing is clear, consistently focused, and shows a complete understanding of the given task. This response develops an effective narrative about how the falcon ultimately gained independence. This response effectively uses narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description, to develop

  12. Engaging 7th Grade Writing Prompts For Creative Essays

    Creative Essay Writing Prompts. Creative essays are meant to be expressive, imaginative, and original. These writing prompts will get your students' creative juices flowing: 40. You own two pets from different species. Write a narrative from the perspective of your two pets about a day spent at home alone. 41.

  13. 7th Grade Writing Samples

    Winter Break Personal Narrative Prompt. Seventh Grade Narrative Writing Sample 1. Seventh Grade Narrative Writing Sample 2. Seventh Grade Narrative Writing Sample 3. ... Seventh Grade Argumentative Essay Sample 4. Logo Image. Logo Title. Oakdale Joint Unified School District. 168 South 3rd Avenue. Oakdale. CA. 95361. USA. 209-848-4884.

  14. 7th Grade Writing Prompts

    7th Grade Writing Prompts. This webpage contains a 7th grade writing prompts PDF worksheet, useful for 7th grade students, language arts teachers, homeschooling parents, and creative writers. The writing prompt sheet has 20 questions / writing topics to work from. The topics presented in these writing prompts vary, and range from creative ...

  15. Narrative Essay Topics and Story Ideas

    Here is a list of 101 narrative essay topics, prompts, and short story ideas to give students the practice that they need to become better writers: Everybody gets afraid sometimes. If there were no fear, there would be no opportunity for bravery. Write about the scariest moment in your life. Some people avoid challenges.

  16. Narrative Essay Topics: 200 Best Ideas

    Here's a guide on how to choose narrative essay topics: Reflect on Personal Experiences: Identify significant experiences in your life that have had a lasting impact. Consider moments of personal growth, challenges overcome, or lessons learned. Explore Interests and Passions: Choose topics related to your hobbies, interests, or areas of ...

  17. Narrative Writing Rubric for 7th grade

    Use this standards-based Narrative Writing Rubric for 7th grade to assess your students' narrative writing skills! This helpful rubric covers the major standards in seventh-grade narrative writing, including organization, technique, transitions, style, and conclusion. You can use this worksheet in conjunction with the What's Your Story ...

  18. Narrative Writing Prompts 7th Grade Teaching Resources

    This bundle includes Christmas essay writing prompts that focus on Narrative, Descriptive, Persuasive/Opinion and Expository essays for students in 5th, 6th and 7th grade. There are 17 exciting and thought-provoking topics with guided writing prompts outlining the correct structure for essays. This resource is perfect for students that have not ...

  19. How to Write a Narrative Essay

    Topics for narrative essays can range from the important to the trivial. Usually the point is not so much the story itself, but the way you tell it. A narrative essay is a way of testing your ability to tell a story in a clear and interesting way. You're expected to think about where your story begins and ends, and how to convey it with eye ...

  20. Narrative Essay Info & Prompts » JournalBuddies.com

    5. Tell the Emotional Truth. Narrative essays are generally works of non-fiction, but students do have some license to be creative with the details. In a narrative essay, the writer should be more concerned with telling the "emotional truth" of an event rather than sticking solely to the exact facts of what happened.

  21. PDF Grade 7 Writing

    STAAR Grade 7 March 2015. Personal Narrative — 1. Score Point 1. The focus of this personal narrative is a time when the writer was determined to play on a football team. The use of "So then" in place of end punctuation impedes the progression of ideas and demonstrates the writer's inability to construct basic sentences.

  22. Search Printable 7th Grade Narrative Writing Worksheets

    Worksheet. Narrative Writing Rubric for 7th grade. Worksheet. 1. Browse Printable 7th Grade Narrative Writing Worksheets. Award winning educational materials designed to help kids succeed. Start for free now!

  23. 33 Best Ideas for 7 Grade Essay Topics

    Conclusion. Writing Essays, and English grammar requires learning from expert English tutors, especially for 7 Graders who may also be preparing for NAPLAN. You can also find online math tutors on CrunchGrade - an online tutoring platform that has over 300+ tutors and 1000+ happy students like you. If you're confused about how it works, you ...