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Volcano Writing Prompts

These volcano writing prompts will provide your students with creative writing practice.

You can share these volcano writing prompts with your students.

They are written to get your students to recall what they have learned while creating a short story.

This is another free resource for teachers and home school families from The Curriculum Corner.

Volcano writing prompts

  1. Write a story about a group of explorers who stumble upon an undiscovered volcano. Describe the eruption and the explorers’ reaction to it.
  2. Imagine that you are a volcano that has just woken up after hundreds of years of dormancy. Write a first-person narrative describing your thoughts and feelings as you prepare to erupt.
  3. Write a letter to a friend describing the effects of a volcanic eruption on a nearby town. Use sensory language to vividly describe the sights, sounds, and smells of the aftermath.
  4. Create a dialogue between a group of scientists studying a volcano and a local resident who is skeptical of their findings. Use evidence and reasoning to convince the resident that the volcano poses a threat.
  5. Write a poem about the beauty and danger of volcanoes. Use imagery and figurative language to convey the power and majesty of these natural wonders.
  6. Write a diary entry from the perspective of a person living in a village that is in the path of a lava flow. Describe their feelings and actions as they try to evacuate and save their belongings.
  7. Write a news article about a volcanic eruption that recently occurred in a nearby town. Include quotes from eyewitnesses, local officials, and experts to provide a well-rounded account of the event.
  8. Create a persuasive essay arguing for or against the construction of a new hotel near a volcanic site. Consider the economic benefits, environmental impact, and potential risks involved.
  9. Imagine that you are a scientist studying a dormant volcano. Write a report explaining the signs that indicate that the volcano may become active soon, and what precautions should be taken.
  10. Write a short story from the point of view of a volcano. Describe the process of building up pressure and erupting, and how the volcano affects the landscape and the creatures around it.

You can download a printable version of these prompts by clicking on the green apples below. The first two pages contain the prompts on strips so that you can print and have students choose one. The last page contains a list of the prompts. Students can be given the whole page. Or, you can display the page on your screen.

As with all of our resources, The Curriculum Corner creates these for free classroom use. Our products may not be sold. You may print and copy for your personal classroom use. These are also great for home school families!

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