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5th Grade - Writing Prompt


Practice writing to narrative and descriptive prompts within a specified time limit. 0501.3.3

Links verified on 1/23/2012

  1. Creative Writing Prompts - Use the creative writing prompts and creative writing ideas to create stories, poems and other creative pieces from your imagination. Put your cursor on any of the 346 numbered prompts to see one.
  2. Education World has 180 quotes for you. That's one per school day! Consider using the list of quotations as writing prompts.
  3. Imagination Prompt Generator - Click to get a new prompt.
  4. Journal Writing Ideas - hundreds of ideas from
  5. Multiple Meaning Words - long list of words to use as writing prompts, students write two sentences for each word using the word as a noun and then as a verb
  6. Narrative and Descriptive Writing Prompts - Suggestion for using this site: copy the prompts, paste into a MS Word document to print. That avoids the horrible dark blue background.
  7. Narrative Writing Prompts - over 100 ideas are listed at this site
  8. Nursery Rhyme Expansion - Nursery Rhymes can be wonderful springboards for all kinds of Language Arts activities. Here is an activity designed to give middle school students practice with the aspects of purpose, voice, and audience in their writing.
  9. Proverbs: Wisdom Tales Without the Plot - Have students choose a familiar proverb and develop a story that can surround and carry that thought. Multicultural proverbs offer interesting insights into the universality of wisdom.
  10. Sample Prompts and Anchor Papers - designed for grade 5 from the Tennessee Department of Education
  11. Story Starters - Heres a quick writing activity to try every day. First generate a creative story starter. Pick a format: notebook, letter, newspaper, or postcard. Four levels are available: pick 4th-6th
  12. Timer to time your students - Click on count down button then set the clock - a resource at Internet4Classrooms Internet4Classrooms step-by-step module
  13. Who Could it Be? - lesson plan; practice with identifying and writing specific points of view, sometimes called voice. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  14. Workout Room Writing Prompts - Grades 1-8 [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  15. Write On - links to prompts and presentations available from Jefferson County Schools in Tennessee
  16. Writing Prompts - Many ideas to start your students' minds.
  17. Writing Prompts - Narrative, Persuasive and Expository [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  18. Writing Prompts: Journal Topics - 273 prompts in ten different categories from Can Teach
  19. Writing Prompts - a collection of resources at Internet4Classrooms Internet4Classrooms step-by-step module

A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print



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