Second grade is a sweet spot in the continuum of elementary school. Students have figured out how to “do school”. They’ve learned a wide variety of foundational skills and are able to work independently. Second grade writers typically understand the basics of creating words, sentences, and paragraphs. They are now learning to put it together while adding creative details and juicy vocabulary to their work. Here are 25 second grade writing prompts that will inspire your students to practice the skills they’ve learned so far.
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1. My favorite book character is_____ because_____.
2. If I were a wild animal I would be a _____ because_____.
3. Tell about three things that you do well.
4. The hardest thing I’ve ever done is _____.
5. Tell your favorite story about when you were a baby.
6. I want to learn more about_____.
7. When my friend is sad, I can help by _____.
8. When I grow up, I hope to be _____.
9. If you found a magic wand, what would you do with it?
10. Describe a room in your house using ten different words.
11. How would you help a new student in your class?
12. How do you play your favorite game?
13. A long, long time ago…_____.
14. Would you rather be able to fly like a seagull or swim like a dolphin? Why?
15. What is your favorite thing with wheels?
16. How do you make your favorite sandwich?
17. The best thing about my teacher is _____ because _____.
18. The type of weather I like best is _____ . Tell three things you like to do in that weather.
19. Should a second grader have a pet? Why or why not?
20. Would you rather read a book or watch a movie? Why?
21. What is your favorite holiday? Why is it your favorite?
22. Give directions from your home to a place you go.
23. What would you tell a first grader about second grade?
24. When I am bored, I like to _____.
25. If I could go anywhere in the world I would go to_____ because_____.
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