Fun 5th Grade Writing Assignments

Silly spoonerisms!

Skill: Recognizing common phrases

Have you ridden a well-boiled icicle?

W.A. Spooner must have gotten his tongue twisted! He is credited with “inventing” this type of mixed-up phrase, now called a "spoonerism." In this writing worksheet, your child gets practice decoding spoonerisms and then writing the phrases correctly.

 
 

Homophones and homographs

Skill: Building vocabulary

Our funny English language

In this writing worksheet, your child will learn the difference between homophones and homographs and get practice using both types of words correctly in sentences.

 
 

Active and passive sentences

Skill: 5th grade writing practive

Was it done to you or by you?

In this writing worksheet, your child gets practice editing sentences written in passive voice and rewriting them in active voice — and vice versa.

 
 

Punctuating a paragraph

Skill: Editing

“She’s inspired by cooking her family and her dogs.”*

Punctuation could save lives and lead to a tastier meal. In this writing worksheet, your child will practice editing a paragraph. They will need to correct punctuation, capitalization, and correctly use quotation marks.
*”She’s inspired by cooking, her family, and her dogs.”

 
 

Following instructions

Skill: Writing a report

Multitasking

An experiment! In this writing worksheet, your child reads instructions, does an experiment, creates a flow chart, makes observations, and writes a report. Multiple tasks will build multiple skills, including science, research, and nonfiction writing skills!

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5th Grade CCSS: Writing

For fifth graders, this Common Core area helps students gain mastery of writing skills by working collaboratively and producing written texts, understanding syntax and vocabulary, and organizing their ideas. Among the complete standards for this grade, fifth graders will be asked to: write opinion pieces, explanatory texts, narratives, be able to effectively write introductions, supporting details, developed ideas, reasons, and conclusions to fully realize a piece of writing, properly use illustrations, formatting, and multimedia to enhance a text, use dialogue, and descriptions, and pacing to develop experiences and to show the response of characters to situations, use appropriate technology to publish writing, demonstrate keyboarding skill, understand writing for specific audiences, summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide sources, draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support writing, go through the process of writing, editing and revision for their written work.

Autumn: The Scarecrow’s Surprise Writing Prompt

Students will further develop their creative writing skills with this Autumn writing prompt activity. This is a great worksheet to keep your students’ creativity flowing!

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, 4th and 5th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1

Classroom Reporter: Interview with a Classmate

“Classroom Reporter: Interview with a Classmate” is the perfect way to introduce students to their classmates and learn more about one another.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, 4th and 5th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
W.1.2, W.2.2, W.3.2, W.4.2, W.5.2

Father’s Day Writing Prompt: He’s the Best

Your students will have fun writing about their father in this “He’s the Best” writing activity.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, 4th and 5th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1

Fourth of July Writing Prompt: What Freedom Means to Me

Teach your students about freedom in America with this fun Fourth of July Writing Prompt printable worksheet.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, 4th and 5th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1

Haiku: Write Your Own!

This worksheet features the Japanese poetry style haiku.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, 4th and 5th Grade, 6th - 8th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
W.3.4, W4.4, W.5.4, W.6.4

Kwanzaa Candles: Who Lights First? Writing Prompt

It’s the first night of Kwanzaa and the entire Thompson family has gathered for the celebration. It’s almost time to light the candles, and the question comes up: who should light the candles tonight? Write a story about how the Thompson family decides who will light the candles. This printable holiday writing prompt is ideal for 3rd – 5th grade, but can be used where appropriate.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, 4th and 5th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
W.3.3, W.4.3, W.5.3

Main Idea Tree

Use this image of a large tree to help your students understand the components of a paragraph. With this worksheet, students will be asked to write a main idea and follow it with three supporting details. What a great way for students to visualize the importance of the main idea in a paragraph!

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, 4th and 5th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
RI.3.2, RI.4.2, RI.5.2, W.3.1, W.4.1, RI.5.1

My Goals for the New Year

This writing prompt about New Year’s goals is a wonderful way to help your students practice their writing skills.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, 4th and 5th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
W.2.1, W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1

Native American Heritage: Create Your Totem Pole

In the box on the worksheet, design your own totem pole. Make sure it represents you and your interests. Then in the writing space, describe your totem pole and explain how it illustrates you. This printable Native American Heritage Month activity is ideal for 3rd – 5th grade, but can be used where appropriate.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, 4th and 5th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
W.3.3, W.4.3, W.5.3

New Year’s Reflections

Encourage your students to look back on the events of the past year and look forward to the ones ahead with this New Years reflection worksheet.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, 4th and 5th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1

The Lost Dreidel Writing Prompt

The Goldberg family has lost their Hanukkah dreidel! Write a story and tell how you think the Goldberg family should solve their problem. This printable Hanukkah writing prompt activity is perfect for keeping students engaged in class while learning about the holiday.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, 4th and 5th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
W.3.3, W.4.3, W.5.3

Using Story Elements: Plan a Story

Planning a story can be tough. This activity helps students break things down so that it’s easier to envision and write the story. A great beginning writing activity for 3rd – 5th graders.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, 4th and 5th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
W.3.3.A, W.4.3.A, W.5.3.A

What Happens Next? Halloween Surprise Activity

Keep learning fun during the holidays with this Halloween Reading Comprehension Activity. Students will be asked to read a passage and then answer the given questions about the story. This worksheet is great for use both at home and in the classroom.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, 4th and 5th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
W.3.3, W.4.3, W.5.3

Write a Description: Melting Snowman

With this unique winter activity, help your students further develop their writing skills.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, 4th and 5th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1

Write Rhyming Couplets

Time for some poetic rhyming couplets!

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, 4th and 5th Grade, 6th - 8th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
W.3.4, W4.4, W.5.4, W.6.4

Writing Limericks

This activity lists opening lines for two limericks. Students write the other lines to complete the limerick, remembering which lines that need to rhyme.

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, 4th and 5th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
W.3.4, W.4.4, W.5.4

Writing Prompt: A New Plant in Spring

Students choose from the letters on a Spring flower and write words that start with a vowel. A fun way to practice vocabulary and anticipate the warm days to come!

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, 4th and 5th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1

Writing Prompt: She’s the Best

Students write about a special sister, grandmother, mother, or friend!

Grade Levels:
2nd and 3rd Grade, 4th and 5th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1

Abraham Lincoln Bio Poem

Your students will write a bio poem about Abraham Lincoln.

Grade Levels:
4th and 5th Grade, 6th - 8th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
W.5.4, W.6.4, W.7.4, W.8.4

Back to School Diamante Poem

Teach your students a fun way to write diamante poems using our new back to school worksheet.

Grade Levels:
4th and 5th Grade, 6th - 8th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
W.4.4, W.5.4, W.6.4, W.7.4
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