85 Fun 9th Grade writing prompts for reflection

Recently updated on December 9th, 2023 at 09:55 am

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9th grade can be a tough year. You may have had some challenging classes and teachers, but that also means you are building on your life experiences. Here are some 9th grade writing prompts that you can use to reflect on your emotions or to improve your writing skills. 

These prompts will help you with your writing when figuring out how to write a quality book report or another type of paper for 9th grade. 

I hope this helps someone looking for tips on writing a good paper for 9th grade and beyond!

Let’s get started:

9th grade writing prompts

9th Grade Writing Prompts with Passages

  1. Describe a situation where you had to overcome your fears or insecurities. What did you do? What was the outcome?
  2. Give a persuasive argument for why petrol should be banned or not be done.
  3. Please write an essay about how climate change has impacted your life and describe how it’s changed over time.
  4. Write an essay about the importance of recycling, and explain why it’s essential in today’s world.
  5. Describe a time when you were encouraged by someone important to you and how that made you feel. What were you doing at that time? How did it make you feel?
  6. Write an essay about something that recently made you happy or sad, and explain your feelings about what happened and why they occurred (both short-term and long-term).
  7. Describe a moment that made you feel like you couldn’t do anything right.
  8. Write a poem about your favorite thing about yourself.
  9. Write a story about how you would solve the problem of finding money for college tuition.
  10. Write a short essay describing what it means to be a good friend to someone who has cancer or any other illness or disability that may be affecting their life.
  11. Write an essay on why you want to go into [field of study] and why it’s important to you now and in the future.
  12. Describe what you like doing most in your spare time and why it’s important to you now, as well as in the future (not necessarily in order).
  13. How do you feel about your friends?
  14. Do you think they are the best people you have ever known? If so, why? What makes them so unique to you? If not, what could make them better?
  15. What is your favorite part about going home for Thanksgiving?
  16. What would it be if you could change one thing about the world?
  17. What do you think is an essential thing in life?
9th grade writing prompts

Journal Writing Prompts for 9th-Graders

Journal writing prompts can help you explore your personal priorities, discover new perspectives, and develop your writing skills.

  1. Write about a time when you experienced something that made you feel completely at peace. What was it? Did you feel like no one could bother you? Did you feel like there was nothing to worry about? Did it happen recently or from memory? How did it make you feel?
  2. Write about a time when you made a mistake. How did it make you feel? Did it affect your self-esteem or confidence in others’ opinions of yourself? Did it affect your relationship with others? If so, how did this change over time? If not, why not?
  3. Write about a time when someone close to you told a lie. What was their motivation for lying? Was it to protect someone else’s feelings or themselves from being judged by others? How did they react once they realized they had lied? Do they still lie today (if so), or did they stop lying because they realized how important honesty is)?
  4. Write a journal entry about the time you felt most comfortable. What do you think made it comfortable? Was it a particular smell? A specific sound? A taste or touch?
  5. Think about a time someone broke your trust, and write about how that made you feel. How did it make you feel? How did you react to the situation?
  6. Write about something that happened at school that made you angry or frustrated. What was going on in your life before the event occurred? Do you think any warning signs might have indicated this would happen? Why or why not? What could have stopped this from happening at all?
  7. Think about something that happened at home with your family recently. Write about what happened, how it made you feel, and what could have been done differently. If anything did go wrong, who was responsible for fixing things, and how did they fix them?
  8. Write a letter to yourself as an adult talking about what advice your parents gave you when you were younger (if applicable). How has their advice helped or hindered your life today?

Descriptive 9th Grade Writing Prompts 

  1. What is the best thing about being a 9th-grader?
  2. What is your favorite class to take?
  3. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?
  4. Describe a typical day for you in school.
  5. What is one of your favorite hobbies?
  6. What are some things that make your life easier?
  7. How do you spend your time outside of school?
  8. What advice would you give a freshman high school student starting the next day at a new school?
  9. Describe what you did over the summer.
  10. What did you do over the summer? What was your favorite part of it?
  11. Describe something that you bought recently.
  12. Tell us about when you bought something and were surprised by how much money it cost.
  13. What are you looking forward to doing in school this year?
  14. Tell us about some of your favorite things about school.
  15. Write a paragraph about something that makes you feel good about yourself.
  16. Write a paragraph about something that makes you feel bad about yourself. Write a paragraph about another subject, but make sure it’s funny.
  17. Describe a time when you felt most like yourself
  18. What was your favorite book as a child?
  19. What are three things you want to do before you die?
  20. Explain why it’s essential to care about people and the planet
  21. What is your favorite word?
  22. Describe a time when you were in trouble but managed to get out of it with help from others (e.g., when your parents thought you were playing outside and discovered that you’d been locked in).
  23. What is one thing that makes you feel alive?

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Creative 9th-Grade Writing Prompts

  1. What is the most creative thing you’ve done in the past week?
  2. How do you feel about being in the ninth grade?
  3. What are your goals for next year?
  4. What was the last thing you ate?
  5. How long does it take for you to get dressed in the morning?
  6. Why do you like doing this activity?
  7. What’s your favorite color?
  8. Have you ever been to a place that was outside of your town? If so, where did you go, and what did you see there?
  9. If a tree fell in your yard and blocked your driveway, what would be the best way to get around it without calling an emergency plumber or having someone cut it down with an axe?
  10. What is your favorite way to relax?
  11. What is the best way to avoid stress?
  12. If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be?
  13. How do you feel about the new school year starting?
  14. What is something you’d like to change about yourself?
  15. What is something you want to accomplish in your lifetime?
  16. What are some things that annoy you?
  17. What are some things that make you smile?
  18. How do you feel about the internet?
  19. What is your favorite word?
  20. What do you think about being on a bus or in the car?
  21. Are you a morning person or a night owl?
  22. What’s the weirdest thing that you’ve ever eaten?
  23. Do you like to get dressed up for parties and stuff, or do you prefer to wear jeans and a T-shirt?
  24. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
  25. What would you do if you had one hour to live in this world?
  26. Have you ever been hurt by someone close to you? If so, how did it make you feel? If not, why not?
  27. What would you do if your health suddenly deteriorated?
  28. What would you do if the world ended today?
  29. If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
  30. Would you rather be able to fly or read minds?
  31. How would you make the world a better place?
  32. If you were given $100,000 and had to spend it all in one day, how would you spend it?
  33. Why are people so afraid of death?
  34. If there was no more crime in the world and everything was safe, what would be left to do?
  35. What is your favorite movie, and why?

In a Nutshell

Whether a 9th grader or a parent, you can use these writing prompts to help kids develop vital writing skills. 

Writing prompts help to generate ideas, practice writing skills, and get students started on longer writing pieces. 

This writing prompts can be used in any class requiring the development of written works, and they should provide teachers with enough material to select from. 

Parents helping students with homework can also use these as part of their child’s homework assignments.

Happy Writing!

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Parven founded Kids N Clicks after obtaining her MSc in Corporate Governance from the London School of Economics. She worked as a business studies and digital marketing lecturer. Internet Matters recognizes her profound knowledge of online safety, dubbing her an Internet safety expert. At Kids N Clicks, Parven keeps abreast of the newest apps. Drawing from her teaching background, she fervently promotes screen-free activities for students and encourages introspective thinking through journaling, games and writing prompts.

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