Fall Writing Prompts

The arrival of fall signals the start of cooler weather, pumpkin spice-flavored treats, and long-awaited holidays that bring families together. This colorful season can also be an opportunity to further develop your student’s writing skills with fun writing prompts.

Whether at the elementary, middle, or high school level, below are several fantastic fall writing prompts to inspire students of all ages.

Elementary School Writing Prompts

Ensure that the youngest writers are getting enough writing practice with these fun prompts. They can work on their grammar, sentence, and paragraph writing; and for older students, their essay writing skills.

  • Imagine you are a leaf on a beautiful tree. Write about how and what color you would change into and where you would want to go if the wind blew you away.
  • What do you most look forward to during the fall season? Is it the weather, the hay rides, pumpkin patches, or something else? Pick three things, and write about why you chose them.

Middle School Writing Prompts

Middle school students can take their writing to the next level by focusing on mechanics, paragraphs, and essay writing — while tapping into their creativity — with these prompts.

  • Write a poem that describes the fall season where you live. It can be free verse, an acrostic poem, a haiku, a limerick, or a sonnet.
  • Pick one of the five senses — sight, hearing, touch, taste, or smell — and write about it in relation to autumn: what it means to you, how it makes you feel, and what it reminds you of.

High School Writing Prompts

High schoolers will be able to practice and perfect their much-needed writing skills with these prompts that can help them work on paragraphs, essays, and advanced mechanics.

  • Write a short story that starts out with you and a friend taking a walk in the woods on a crisp, autumn day. You can make the story a comedy, adventure, or mystery. What happens?
  • Come up with a new holiday that you would celebrate during the fall season. Write an essay about what the holiday means, when it takes place, how people can celebrate it, and any other important details.

Even if your child doesn’t exactly look forward to writing lessons, these fun prompts can get him or her excited about new ideas and inspired to express them in new ways. If you’re looking for more in-depth writing help, Time4Writing’s teacher-led, 8-week courses offer something for every student, at every level. Check out our course offerings then sign up!