If you’re seeking emoji writing prompts that are fun and creative, you’ve landed in the right place.
Not only do these prompts reduce writer’s block, but they also instill a love for writing, assess knowledge, sharpen writing skills, and showcase creativity.
Even your most reluctant writers will move their pens!
So pencil into your writer’s workshop lesson plans a few of these delightful emoji writing prompts for students.
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Emoji Writing Prompts
Use the following prompts as emoji writing activity ideas.
1. What is someone communicating when he or she winks at you? Give examples.
2. Write about a time when you were learning something new but felt confused or didn’t understand it well. What was the final outcome?
3. Share a shocking experience.
4. Write a funny story about an emoji that lives on a ship and uses binoculars each day to observe what the people on land are doing. What interesting or surprising things does it see?
5. Tell about a time when you felt really proud of yourself.
6. What are some ways that you can show your family, friends, and pets that you love them?
7. In your opinion, what are the advantages and disadvantages of distance learning?
8. Compose a poem about relaxation.
9. Tell about a time that you laughed uncontrollably. What was the cause and the effect?
10. Write a recommendation for a book or TV show that you think is “fiyah”!
11. Share a memory of you being mischievous. What did you do? Were there any consequences?
12. Pretend that you got into trouble at school and are now grounded. What an apology letter to your parents.
13. Devise an innocent joke on a friend or relative. What do you plan to do? How do you think the person will react?
14. Tell about a memory when you tried a new food but found it to be disgusting.
15. When have you been very angry? Share what caused you to become upset, and tell the final outcome.
16. Draft a short story about someone who falls madly in love with a new pet.
17. They say that laughter is the best medicine. What do you think this means?
18. Describe the strangest dream you’ve ever had.
19. Imagine that you and your family are snorkeling in the ocean. Describe what you see as you swim underwater.
20. Pretend that your grade level is sponsoring a local animal shelter this school year. Describe some ways that you all could raise money for the charity.
21. Explain the importance of caring for Earth.
22. Write about a time when you had an upset stomach. What caused it? How did you get better?
23. Provide examples of what it feels like to be frustrated.
24. When someone is feeling sad, what kinds of things can you do to cheer him or her up? Why do these solutions help?
25. Write a fictional story about a kid who owns a magical pair of eyeglasses. What crazy, fun things happen when she puts them on?
26. Tell about a time when you felt anxious and/or stressed. What caused you to feel this way, and how did you overcome the feeling?
27. Explain, step-by-step, how to make a yummy meal. Why is this food so delicious?
28. Create a few knock knock jokes that will knock your classmates’ socks off!
29. Compare and contrast sadness and disappointment. Provide examples of each.
30. Describe the best birthday celebration you’ve ever had or attended.
31. If you could interview a cowboy, what questions would you ask and why?
32. Write about a typical day in the life of a cowboy or cowgirl.
33. Sketch an emoji. Now describe what it represents.
34. How are emojis alike and different from hieroglyphics?
35. Write a funny story about a student who dresses as an emoji for Halloween.
36. What are some of the benefits of responding to emoji writing prompts?
37. Draft a diary entry from the perspective of an emoji.
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