5th Grade Writing Prompts



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These 5th grade writing prompts offer your students creative and unique writing ideas that will spark the imagination of even the most reluctant writer!   

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Expository Prompts on Animals

Nothing can hold a child's (or adult's) fascination or attention quite like animals. All students love animals, so use that to get their writing gears in motion…

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Expository Prompts on Books

Use the power of books as a starting point for your students' essays with these 5th grade writing prompts…


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Expository Prompts on Endangered Species

There are thousands of species on the endangered species list and thousands more have become extinct. Stimulate your student's imagination using the natural fascination and awe of extinct and endangered animals…

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Why not get your students thinking more about the world around us and challenge them to write essays using these writing prompts on the Environment…


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Your students have plenty of personal experiences to write about when it comes to family. Even those students who don't have an actual sibling can write about their life with an imaginary sibling or with their best friend…

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Expository Prompts on Hobbies

Hobbies give young children a chance to share what they do outside of school with their friends…


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Expository Prompts on Holidays

Whether it's Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, New Year's or many others, the holidays are the perfect time for teachers to encourage their students to explore the cultural diversity of the world we live in…

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Fun Writing Prompts

Sometimes it's best to shake things up a little – so use these Fun Writing Prompts to give your students' minds a little break from the normal…

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Expository Prompts on Music

No matter what age group or grade, from lullabies to Disney, from country to pop, from Taylor Swift to One Direction, your students will feel like rock stars with these writing prompts….

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Expository Prompts on Space and Planets

Very little inspires more curiosity than space. From telescopes that let us see the planets to the rockets that take us to the stars, space and space travel are the things that were borne of the imagination…

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Expository Prompts on Vacations

Whether it's a 3-month boondoggle in the summer, or a short week long jaunt in spring. students live for vacation. These prompts are designed to engage them into sharing their experiences…

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