So you have explored the process of how to write essays from our numerous free writing guides and now you are looking for some inspiration. 

If it is a writing prompts you seek you have certainly come to the right place.  Here you will find beautifully presented visual writing prompts for all essay types.

Just click through the images below to find some awesome picture writing prompts.


Scroll through these very popular essay topics for teachers and students.  They are general in nature and very engaging to students of all ages as they will almost certainly have strong opinions on these topics one way or another.

Expository Writing Prompts

Expository writing allows the writer to 'EXPOSE' their thinking on a specific topic.  It is an extremely popular type of writing because everyone has an opinion and this is one of the best styles of essay writing to share it.  If you want to learn how to write an exposition click here. 

Below are some all time favorite expository essay prompts.


Argumentative / Discussion Essay Prompts

Teaching our students the basics of argument and discussion is not about tooling them up to ‘win’. The processes of discussion are as much about the student discovering what they think as they are about persuading others to agree with them. As students mature and get more practiced in their discussions they will discover that often discussion is a necessary precursor to having an opinion on a given topic, no matter how basic or advanced that topic may be.

Be sure to check out our complete guide to writing Arguments and Discussions here.  And enjoy our prompts below.


Persuasive Essay Topics

The purpose of a persuasive text can be varied.  Maybe you are intending to influence someones opinion on a specific topic or you might be aiming to sell a product or service.

The challenge in writing a good persuasive text is to use a mix of emotive language and in some cases images that are supported by hard evidence or other people's opinions.

Be sure to check out our complete guide to writing persuasive essay here and enjoy our persuasive writing prompts below.


These are great fun and go in so many different directions depending upon your students creativity and imagination. Be sure to use them to plant the seed for some amazing creative writing opportunities. 


Make the most of your memories and imagination with these engaging recount writing prompts for students of all ages and ability.

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