Mrs. James’ Website 7th Grade, 8th Grade, and English

Personal Narrative Prompts

Keeping in mind all the particulars of your Personal Narrative Rubric choose one of the prompts below to write your essay.

Eighth Grade Prompts:

PROMPT #1:

"Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles one has overcome." -Booker T. Washington

Using the quote above write about one of the proudest moments of your life or in the life of someone that you are close to personally.

PROMPT # 2:

"Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy." - Leo Buscaglia

Using the quote above share a story about a time when you were very worried about something and it turned out to be of little consequence.

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Seventh Grade Prompts:

PROMPT #1

"Whoever is happy will make others happy too." -Anne Frank

Using the quote above write about a particularly happy memory.

PROMPT #2

"Always remember that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing." -Abraham Lincoln

Using the quote above write about a time when you mastered something or accomplished something of which you were personally proud.