Do you think you are treated differently because you are a boy or girl? Do you think men and women are equal in today's society?
Do you think a woman will be President of the United States in the near future?
Write about a window you broke or something valuable you lost.
Write about a time you tried to help and ended up making things worse.
You are to tell a person from a distant planet or from another era what pollution is. Begin a list of questions that you'd like to have answered. Or write about one thing you don't like about yourself.
What do you consider your greatest accomplishment to date and why? Write one characteristic or habit about yourself that you like and describe it.
You take your eyes off your brother for just a minute and you can't find him.
Write about the funniest thing that ever happened to you. If you had to escort a visitor from outer space for a 30-minute tour of your community, where would you begin and end? Be a grape that becomes a raisin: describe how it feels to shrink, to shrivel, to become dry and wrinkled. Your parents go into a store and tell you to watch your brother.
Write about the time as a child you played in one of the following: treehouse, a cornfield, a construction site, a junkyard, an abandoned house or barn, a stream, a cemetery, a swamp, a pasture, railroad tracks. Did your mom or dad ever make you wear something you hated? Write about a time you were talked into something and you regretted it. Were you ever in a helicopter, limousine, racecar, hot-air balloon, submarine, or horse-drawn carriage?
Were you ever accused of something that you didn't do? Were you ever in a fire, flood, tornado, or hurricane?