This PowerPoint gives 15 writing prompts written in the format of the Mississippi Writing Assessment. For each slide, the students will decide on the type of writing and write a topic sentence. Slides are in random order and the type of writing will appear after students have been given time to read the prompt. It is crucial to make sure students completely understand the topic and type of writing to to completely develop the essay. I suggest breaking this in to several short sessions instead of doing all slides at once. Teachers may choose to have students develop one or more topics after an understanding of prompts is obtained. *Topics shown were gathered from many resources over the years.