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A List Of Intriguing Opinion Essay Topics For 4th Graders


All right, so anyone with half a brain and a little bit of imagination can turn in a fairly decent essay. However, writing an intriguing one is a little more complex than that. I am going to assume that you have already nailed the fundamentals of writing that killer paper and that you don’t need help walking through the technical process. So instead, I am going to focus on whizzing up a delicious list of opinion papers with 4th graders specifically in mind:


  • Why do students pursue an academic path beyond school rather than a vocational one? What are the driving factors? Is college or university superior to taking a practical apprenticeship?
  • What is the best thing about going to school?
  • What is the worst thing about going to school?
  • What do you love most about your mom or dad?
  • What do you hate most about your mom or dad?
  • If a magic fairy came along and granted you just one wish, what would that be?
  • Do fairies and elves exist?
  • When is it not good to have an opinion?
  • What was your all-time favourite school trip?
  • Would you rather visit the theatre or a museum? Why is one better than the other?
  • How young is too young to be involved in politics? Do you have your own opinion, or has that opinion been shaped by your parents?
  • If you could live anywhere else in the world where would it be?
  • If you could swap lives with a famous person who would that be and why?
  • Should children be allowed to have sweet treats in their packed lunch boxes?
  • Should school dinners be mandatory?
  • Should teachers be forced to eat school dinners too?
  • Should children take turns tidying up after school dinner?
  • Are you a good neighbour? Do you help your neighbours? Do you even know your neighbours?
  • What can kids do to keep themselves safe from strangers?
  • Are the police there to help people like you or do you fear them?
  • If you could be any kind of animal what would it be and why?
  • Should the next president of the United States of America automatically be a woman, and why?
  • Are women more caring than men?
  • How much pizza is too much pizza?
  • Are you ever too old or two young to learn?
  • If you could bring anyone into school with you, who would it be and why?
  • Do imaginary friends exist?