What Are Some Good Writing Prompts for the Second Grade?

What Are Some Good Writing Prompts for the Second Grade?

Asking children to describe the type of world they would like to live in as adults serves as a good writing prompt for second graders. Alternatively, a teacher could ask the children to describe dreams they've had.

Bringing in a photograph or painting and letting the children invent and write down a story based on what they can see and imagine provides another engaging option.

Children are often the most engaged when they help create the prompt themselves. A teacher may try facilitating a conversation that allows them to have some control over the prompt. For example, a teacher can have each child write down a made-up character on a slip of paper, draw three slips out of a hat and write a story that connects the three characters chosen.

In addition, K12Reader.com has a list of accessible prompts online for all grade levels.