Autumn Writing Prompts


  • 20 awesome writing prompts for autumn
  • Structured and rigorous descriptive writing prompts
  • Both worksheet and projector version in cluded


Included in this pack are 20 autumn themed descriptive writing prompts, perfect for developing descriptive writing in your classroom. This pack includes a semi-editable Powerpoint version so you can project the prompts (and save on printing!) and a printables file.

Use in your classroom:
1) As part of your usual writing instruction
2) For homework tasks, starters, or for early finishers
3) Include in a choice or stations activity
4) Leave for a supply or substitute teacher

These writing prompts would be perfect for students in Year 7 – 9, although with some additional support from the teacher may be suitable for students in Year 5 – 6. If you are teaching GCSE English Language then these worksheets would make a fantastic homework task, revision activity, or to supplement your teaching of narrative and descriptive writing.

The writing prompts are divided into 6 sections, each section has 5 different writing prompts:

  1. Writing atmosphere – which focuses on creating setting and atmosphere.
  2. Travels in colour – focus on develop precision in description through colour names and shades.
  3. Place and perspective – which focuses on foregrounding and backgrounding in writing.
  4. Write in detail – looks at writing each tiny element on an object to create detailed descriptions.
  5. Structured Writing – where students are used to use a variety of details in each sentence.

Included in this digital download are:
★ One zip file containing 2 files: one semi-editable PowerPoint projector version of the writing prompts and one PDF worksheet version of the writing prompts
★ So you can save on copying costs by using the projector version in your classroom AND
★ Use the worksheets for group work, homework, intervention, cover work and much, much more!
★ Although the worksheets are in colour, they print and copy beautifully in black and white (and you can use the colour projector version to help students see the details!)

What are the benefits ofthis teaching resource? Here are just a few:

  1. Every writing task has several steps to help students think and plan before writing.
  2. Each task focuses on a key element of description.
  3. Students practise descriptive writing skills without it feeling dry or boring.
  4. Helps improve technical writing skills as well as brings more creative to lessons!

All resources have UK/British spelling and are designed to be printed on A4 paper.


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