50 ChatGPT prompts for teachers

Use these today in your classroom!

ChatGPT and other AI tools can save teachers time in the classroom. The key is to experiment to see what works. It does take a few tries to get good at writing prompts (prompt engineering). You can adjust the difficulty of output (writing a prompt for a 5-year-old vs a high schooler). Keep refining your prompts until you get something that fits your students and classroom. 

Below are different ChatGPT prompts you can use in your classroom today.

ChatGPT prompts for teachers

ChatGPT Prompts For Teacher Productivity

List To Tables: “Turn this list into a table.”

Add Emojis: “Add emojis to this text for an email.”

Shorten Or Simplify Text: “Simplify this text passage for a [#] grade audience.”

Highlight Key Information: “Underline key points of this passage.”

Organize Info Into A List: “Organize the following information into a list.”

ChatGPT Prompts For Lesson Planning

Historical Role-Play: “Imagine you are a key figure during the Renaissance. Write a conversation between you and another historical figure discussing your contributions to art/science/philosophy.”

Science Mystery: “Write a short story where students follow clues related to the scientific method to solve a mystery or uncover a scientific discovery.”

Math Scavenger Hunt: “Create a list of math problems based on real-life scenarios for a scavenger hunt activity. Each problem leads students to the next clue.”

Interactive Geography Quiz: “Develop an interactive geography quiz where students ask questions about countries, and ChatGPT provides answers. Students guess the country and its features.”

Literary Character Interview: “Have students prepare questions as if they were interviewing a character from a book. Use ChatGPT to respond from the character’s perspective.”

Language Learning Simulation: “Design a simulation where students can ‘travel’ to a foreign country and have conversations with locals in the language they’re learning, with ChatGPT playing the role of the local.”

Historical Newspaper Project: “Students write articles about key historical events as if they were reporting in that period. Use ChatGPT to provide additional context and quotes.”

Virtual Art Gallery Tour: “Create an art gallery showcasing famous artworks. Students interact with ChatGPT as a curator, asking about artists, styles, and historical context.”

Virtual Time Machine: “Build a ‘time machine’ activity where students ask ChatGPT to transport them to a historical era. ChatGPT describes the sights, sounds, and experiences of that time.”

Creative Writing Collaborative Story: “Initiate a collaborative story where each student adds a sentence or paragraph to the narrative, with ChatGPT guiding the story’s direction based on student input.”

ChatGPT Prompts For Emails

Emails to Colleagues

Professional Development Sharing: “Share insights from the recent workshop/conference you attended and discuss how it can benefit our teaching practices.”

Collaborative Project Proposal: “Propose a joint project or activity that our classes can work on together, and outline the goals and logistics.”

Lesson Plan Exchange: “Offer to exchange lesson plans or teaching resources that have worked well in your classroom.”

Meeting Agenda and Reminder: “Outline the agenda for our upcoming meeting and remind colleagues to review any materials beforehand.”

Congratulatory Note: “Send a note congratulating a colleague on an accomplishment or milestone, such as a publication or successful event.”

Emails to Parents

Student Progress Update: “Provide an update on your student’s academic progress, behavior, and recent achievements.”

Upcoming Event Details: “Share details about an upcoming school event, field trip, or parent-teacher conference, including dates, times, and expectations.”

Homework and Assignment Summary: “Summarize the week’s homework assignments, upcoming tests, and any important due dates.”

Request for Support: “Reach out to parents for volunteer support or donations for a class project, event, or fundraiser.”

Positive Feedback: “Share a specific instance of your student’s excellent performance or behavior in class to celebrate their achievements.”

Emails to Students

Assignment Clarification: “Clarify instructions for an upcoming assignment, providing step-by-step guidance and expectations.”

Study Tips and Resources: “Share study tips and additional resources to help students prepare for an upcoming test or project.”

Encouragement and Motivation: “Send a motivational email to boost students’ confidence and inspire them to reach their goals.”

Deadline Reminder: “Remind students about upcoming assignment due dates, along with any tips for time management and staying organized.”

Feedback and Improvement: “Provide constructive feedback on a recent assignment and offer suggestions for improvement.”

ChatGPT Prompts For Vocabulary

Word Association Game: “Provide a word, and ask students to come up with as many related words as possible. Use ChatGPT to validate their responses and introduce new related words.”

Contextual Sentences: “Give students a list of vocabulary words. Have them create sentences using these words, and then use ChatGPT to review and provide feedback on the sentences.”

Synonym and Antonym Exploration: “Present a vocabulary word and ask students to provide synonyms and antonyms. ChatGPT can help verify their answers and suggest additional synonyms/antonyms.”

Descriptive Paragraphs: “Assign students a vocabulary word and have them write descriptive paragraphs incorporating the word. ChatGPT can provide examples of such paragraphs.”

Vocabulary Stories: “Challenge students to create short stories that incorporate a set of vocabulary words. Use ChatGPT to help refine the stories and expand on their vocabulary usage.”

Word Puzzles and Riddles: “Create vocabulary-based puzzles, anagrams, or riddles. Students solve them and then discuss the meaning of the words with the help of ChatGPT.”

Vocabulary in Real-Life Context: “Share news articles, excerpts from literature, or real-world scenarios containing target vocabulary. Discuss the context and meaning with ChatGPT.”

Word Exploration Webquest: “Assign students a vocabulary word and have them research its origins, etymology, and various meanings. ChatGPT can provide additional insights.”

Vocabulary Charades: “Choose vocabulary words and have students act them out in a game of charades. ChatGPT can assist in generating clues for the words.”

Vocabulary Journal: “Assign each student a vocabulary word to explore throughout the week. Have them keep a vocabulary journal with definitions, sentences, and synonyms.”

ChatGPT Prompts For Bellwork

Word of the Day: “Introduce a new word each day and ask students to define it, use it in a sentence, and identify synonyms and antonyms.”

Quick Math Challenge: “Present a math problem that reviews a concept from the previous lesson. Students solve it within a time limit.”

Inference Exercise: “Share a short paragraph with implicit information. Ask students to make inferences about the characters, setting, or events.”

Grammar Corrections: “Provide a sentence with grammatical errors. Have students identify and correct the errors.”

Vocabulary Crossword Clue: “Give a list of clues for vocabulary words. Students complete a mini crossword puzzle with the target words.”

Quick Science Fact: “Share an intriguing science fact or trivia related to the current unit of study. Ask students to reflect on its significance.”

Geography Snapshot: “Display a map snippet of a specific location. Students label major landmarks, cities, or geographical features.”

Historical Time Capsule: “Present a picture or excerpt from a historical period. Students write a short paragraph imagining life during that time.”

Creative Writing Prompt: “Provide the beginning of a story or a writing prompt. Students continue the story or respond creatively.”

Question of the Day: “Pose a thought-provoking question about the upcoming lesson. Students brainstorm ideas and share their thoughts.”

Use TeacherMade to distribute online materials to students.

Integrating AI-generated content into TeacherMade is an innovative way to enhance your teaching materials and create engaging activities for your students. TeacherMade is a platform that allows educators to easily create digital assignments, worksheets, and interactive lessons. Here’s how you can put your AI-generated content into TeacherMade:


  1. Generate content using ChatGPT
  2. Create a TeacherMade activity
  3. Add text elements
  4. Customize and enhance
  5. Send to students through your LMS
  6. Use TeacherMade’s auto-grade features to see data instantly