31 Terrific Tuesday Writing Prompts for Students

Encourage your elementary, middle, and high school students to move their pens and pencils using these fun and creative Tuesday writing prompts.

These Tuesday writing prompts improve writing skills, instill a love for writing, allow students to express themselves, and foster a growth mindset.

So pencil a few of these fun Tuesday writing prompts into your lesson plans this week.

Tuesday Writing Prompts: Elementary

Even reluctant writers enjoy responding to these Tuesday writing prompts.

  • In two to three paragraphs, write the three best things about Tuesday. Give details.  
  • Pretend that a substitute teacher will be subbing for your class next Tuesday. Write out or outline the entire day’s schedule so that he or she will know what to do and what to expect.
  • Write about a usual Tuesday afternoon at your school.
  • Create a new planet. Its name should contain the word Tuesday in it. Describe the characteristics of your new creation.
  • Draft a letter to a child in the grade below you explaining what to expect in your grade level next year.
  • Compare and contrast Tuesday to any other day of the week.
  • How exciting! Your parents have given you permission to redecorate your bedroom. In detail, describe what changes you’ll make.
  • T.U.E.S.D.A.Y – Create an acrostic poem using the word Tuesday. 

Tuesday Writing Prompts: Middle/High

  • Brainstorm a social media hashtag for Tuesday. What ideas, events, adventures, activities will your hashtag be known for?
  • Write an article for the school newspaper giving your Top 10 tips for staying organized.
  • Write about a time that you traveled to a place where the culture was very different from your own. Using the 5Ws + H, describe the experience. #TravelTuesday
  • What tips would you share with a student who will be moving to your grade level next year? #TipTuesday
  • Describe three characteristics that make you unique.
  • It’s TastyTuesday, and you’re in charge of creating a school lunch menu that best represents Tuesday. What items will you include on your menu and why? Describe each item.
  • Give detailed instructions for how to play (and win!) an online game.
  • Write an instructional manual for your parents detailing how to use a new app on their cell phone. #TechTuesday

Talk About It Tuesday Writing Prompts

  • Using the five senses, describe your favorite snack or meal.
  • In your opinion, what is the perfect pet? Explain.
  • Draft a short autobiography about yourself. Tell about your dreams, goals, accomplishments, family life, etc.
  • Describe the perfect school day.
  • In your opinion, should school uniforms be required? Why or why not? Share your thinking. #TuesdayThoughts
  • Explain the game of tether ball to someone who doesn’t know how to play.

Creative Tuesday Writing Prompts

  • Write a story using these words: Tuesday, technology, confused, perseverance
  • Describe your favorite song to a friend who has never heard it.
  • Write 10 words related to Tuesday. Then compose a poem including these words.
  • Surprise! Your parents tell you that you don’t have to attend school today. Describe all the things you will do this day.
  • The answer is “Tuesday”. Write five to ten different questions.
  • You go to get a haircut. Accidentally, the barber shaves off a big piece of your hair. What happens next?
  • A tall tale is a story that exaggerates something that actually happened. Write a tall tale about something that happened to you recently.
  • Mentally choose an item in your classroom that beings with the letter “T”, and write a haiku about it.
  • List all the words (2-letter, 3-letter, 4-letter, 5-letter, and 6-letter) that you can make using the letters from the term Tuesday. 

Now you have a quality collection of Tuesday writing prompts to use during writer’s workshop, for homework, as bell work, and even as early finisher activities.

For support, teach students how to respond well to these Tuesday writing prompts.

Liked these Tuesday writing prompts? Then you might be interested in … Wednesday prompts and Friday writing prompts.

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