23 Cool September Writing Prompts for Students

Welcome cooler weather and the official entrance of autumn with these fun September writing prompts for students.

Not only do these September writing prompts reduce writer’s block, they sharpen writing skills, instill a love for writing, and help students express their ideas.

Your learners will love stretching their imaginations and showcasing their writing skills using these September writing prompts and story starters.

So pencil into your lesson plan this week a few of these delightful September writing prompts.

Fun September Writing Prompts

Even reluctant writers enjoy responding to these September writing prompts!

  • Characters: Family of Pumpkins, Setting: Pumpkin Patch, Plot/Problem: ?, Solution: ? – You’ve been provided the setting and characters. Complete the story, providing a problem along with the solution. Be as creative and imaginative as you’d like. 
  • S.E.P.T.E.M.B.E.R – Create an acrostic poem using the term september. 
  • You are designing the cover of a Autumn-themed magazine. You want the September edition to be a hit! Describe, in detail, the cover of the magazine.
  • Draft a letter to the principal explaining three reasons why recess is important.
  • List all the words (2-letter, 3-letter, 4-letter, 5-letter, 6-letter, 7-letter, and 8-letter) that you can make using the letters from the term September. 
  • Do a bit of research, and record 10 interesting, little-known facts about the month of September. To get started, take a look at these kid-friendly research sites.
  • Invent a social media hashtag for the month of September. What ideas, events, adventures, activities will your hashtag be known for? Make your choice interesting and memorable so that classmates and peers will want to follow you online.
  • Three S.M.A.R.T goals I have for myself this school year…
  • The 2 best things about the month of September are…
  • Today is Labor Day, and your parents want to rest. However, you’re itching to go to the park. Write a letter, text, or email convincing your parents to take you to the park. Explain to them at least 3 good reasons.
  • How do you think responding to September writing prompts improve your writing skills?
  • Write at least 2 to 3 paragraphs comparing and contrasting September to one other month of your choosing. Provide clear details.

More Writing Prompts About September

  • Three things that I want my teacher to know about me…
  • Wild Card September Writing Prompt: Create any story or piece of writing you’d like about September. It can be a comedy, mystery, fantasy, tall tale, poetry, comic, persuasive, informative, etc. Be as creative and imaginative as you’d like.
  • Write a poem about September.
  • Write a letter to your pen pal (who lives in another country) explaining the frenzy surrounding college football in the United States. Provide specific details.
  • From A to Z, write a term for every letter of the alphabet related to September.
  • In some places, September is back-to-school month. What other events and/or holidays are associated with this month? Make a list of at least 10 things. Afterwards, choose 2 of them, and describe what happens during those times.
  • Describe fall leaves using your five senses (taste, touch, smell, sight, hear). Give clear details so that the reader can visualize. 
  • This school year, I am most excited about…
  • Your teacher has asked the class to help plan Grandparent’s Day. You all want to be creative and original plus show your grandparents how much you love them. Describe in detail what activities, gifts, crafts, food, songs, etc. you will incorporate into this special day.
  • Write two September writing prompts your teacher may like.
  • Discuss the importance of remembering and honoring the day of September 11th.

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