You asked and we listened. Printable writing worksheets for 5th-grade students and writing prompt pdfs are here. Writing is an important part of a child’s education. What they learn as a child and how they learn it will stick with them throughout the rest of their lives.
Are your fifth graders writing or journaling on a regular basis? I hope so! Journaling helps students work out problems on paper, create new ideas, and work through feelings and emotions in a constructive way. It also provides an outlet for students to experiment creatively with their writing style and to develop a process of healthy, daily reflections.
To help support you in your efforts to provide children with the writing skills they need, we offer you the following free writing resources. Some of the resources are writing worksheets and others are printables. We also share a link to our favorite writing worksheets resource for fifth graders.
If you need fun ways to support your child’s writing skill development, you have come to the right place. We welcome you and hope you enjoy the resources on our blog.
Writing Worksheets for 5th Grade Printables
More Free Grade 5 Writing Resources
5th Grade Writing Prompts (This is where you can find the prompts from the printable pdf and discover even more great writing information for your grade 5 child.)
For fifth-graders, journaling is also a great tool to encourage students to share thoughts and ideas with one another.
We’ve put together a list of seventy-two new 5th grade writing prompts. These prompts aim for imagination and the process of ideas, but also will encourage students to think about their outside world and what goes on in their communities. There are prompts that help students to think about their own interests and goals too.
No matter what their individual interests may be, these 5th-grade writing prompts are sure to be a positive addition to the day for every student! Sit back, relax, and watch as your students fall in love with the ideas and inspiration that only journaling can bring.
There’s no doubt about it—journaling is one of the most effective ways to inspire creativity and encourage an interest in writing in young students. For a student who is full of imagination and eager to express his or her inner thoughts, journaling can be an exciting alternative to more traditional school assignments like book reports and themes.
Best of all, because journaling offers so much more flexibility and freedom of expression, students are less likely to perceive the activity as “work” and more likely to feel like they’re having fun at school!
These 34 new creative writing topics for grade 5 students are designed especially to inspire new thoughts and ideas in your students. As they dream about fun topics like how they would get along with their favorite book characters and what sports they would add to the Olympics, students will feel inspired to get more detailed and descriptive in their writing—and as they make up their own origin stories about the Earth and reflect on the most interesting people they know, students will have the opportunity to fully express their own unique ways of looking at the world.
Have fun with these exciting new creative writing topics for your grade 5 writers and see what kind of inspired new ideas they can come up with!
More Printable 5th Grade Writing Worksheets Discover some fabulous resources brought to you by Great! Schools.
Writing Help & Tips
Use the tips below to improve the writing process for your young writer and help to keep them engaged.
1. Writing Is Important
Show your fifth grader why writing is important. You can do so by modeling the importance of writing. For example, when you write stuff down do so in front of your child.
You can make this more powerful by explaining why writing is an important life skill to master. Explain the value writing offers in the situation. Do what you can to help your child see the value of writing.
2. Proper Writing Tools
Be sure your child has the proper writing tools. This means the correct writing paper for your child’s age. The paper could have a special design, lines, no lines, or a fun pattern on it that your child loves.
Children also enjoy writing with their very own “special” pens, pencils, or markers. You could make getting your child’s writing tools a big deal. Let your fifth grader know their writing tools are prized possesions. After all, they support them in learning a vital life skill.
3. Easy Access to Writing Tools
Leave plenty of journaling and writing supplies available for your child to use whenever they are feeling creative. Encourage your kids to draw and write as much as they want to.
4. Encourage Writing
Encourage your child to write, write, write. Write when they are happy, when they are sad, and when they are not sure how they feel. Ask them to write funny stories or record a daily journal entry.
To further encourage a child’s writing skill development, do not correct your child on the mistakes that he or she makes. Doing so could end up making them feel bad about writing. Remember, this is writing practice, not a test.
If you decide to go ahead and correct mistakes, you must be gentle. This will help your child feel a little better about your feedback and not take it to heart.
5. Make Learning Writing Fun!
Learning to write doesn’t have to be a hassle or boring for children, rather you can make it fun. When learning any new skill, it has to interest and engage a child.
Consider playing games together that involves writing. For example, you could play hangman or Scrabble. You could even create a word search that has your child’s name in it. Here is a list of 8 writing games for students with links to even more free printables.
Don’t forget to encourage your grade 5 child to write some fun stories that will make you both laugh and be sure to encourage them to draw or paint plenty of pictures if they are the more artistic type (or even if they aren’t!).
6. Reward Your Child’s Writing Efforts
When you are offering writing help for fifth graders, it is important that you reward your child when they do a great job. It could be with their favorite food, extra time to play their favorite video game, or spending quality time together. The reward could even be a new pack of markers and paints.
Remember, when teaching writing, you and your child can have a great time. You’re learning and laughing together. Plus, you’re making fun memories that will last a lifetime
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Until next time, keep on practicing those writing skills with your fifth graders…
Journal Buddies Jill
creator and curator