27 September Writing Prompts: Great Ideas to Write About

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

Not only do these prompts reduce writer’s block, but they also 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 prompts and story starters.

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

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September Writing Prompts

1. Describe what your town or city looks like in September.

2. Characters: Family of Pumpkins, Setting: Pumpkin Patch, Plot/Problem: ?, Solution:? – Complete the story, providing a problem along with the solution.

3. S.E.P.T.E.M.B.E.R – Create an acrostic poem using the term September. 

4. You are designing the cover of an Autumn-themed magazine. You want the September edition to be a hit! Describe, in detail, the cover of the magazine.

5. Draft a letter to the principal explaining three reasons why recess is important.

6. 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. 

7. Three S.M.A.R.T goals I have for myself this school year…

8. Do a bit of research, and record 10 interesting, little-known facts about the month of September.

9. Invent a social media hashtag for the month of September. What ideas, events, adventures, and activities will your hashtag be known for?

10. The two best things about the month of September are…

11. 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.

12. How do you think responding to September writing prompts improves your writing skills?

13. Compare and contrast September to one other month of your choosing. Provide clear details.

14. Three things that I want my teacher to know about me…

15. 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.

16. Write a poem about September.

17. 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.

18. From A to Z, write a term for every letter of the alphabet related to September.

19. 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.

20. Describe fall leaves using your five senses (taste, touch, smell, sight, hear). Give clear details so that the reader can visualize. 

21. Discuss the importance of remembering and honoring the day of September 11th.

22. This school year, I am most excited about…

23. Describe the similarities and differences of the four seasons to a younger student.

24. Your teacher has asked the class to help plan Grandparent’s Day. Describe what activities, gifts, crafts, food, songs, etc. you will incorporate into this special day.

25. Share an experience you had attending a fall festival.

26. Design a bumper sticker to advertise the month of September.

27. Write a story about a child that gets lost (and then found!) in a fall festival.

Final Thoughts

Help your students blossom into strong writers using these high-interest September writing prompts that are sure to engage even the most reluctant writers.

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