5th grade writing prompts : Inspiring & Fun

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We have compiled a list of 5th grade writing prompts that you can use for homeschooling or in the classroom.

The 5th grade writing prompts are meant to encourage children to think deeply about their personal goals, families and also the community.

The 5th grade writing prompts will also enforce positing writing habits and tap into your child’s imagination. Your child can express their worries, thoughts, and feelings.

You can incorporate these 5th grade writing prompts into their daily journal. It is a great way to encourage children to journal their experiences.

Here is a list of 5th grade writing prompts:

Climate change writing prompts:

  1. What do you think climate change means?
  2. What worries you about climate change?
  3. If you change something about the world what would it be?
  4. Do you think recycling is important?
  5. What do you think happens to things once they are recycling?
  6. What can you do to encourage your family to recycle?
  7. Why do you think recycling is important?
  8. Would you rather run to school every day or take less shower to save the earth?
  9. If you can be an activist, what would you campaign about?
  10. If you can grow your own vegetables what would you grow?
  11. How can your school be more friendly to the earth?
  12. What can you do to make the world a better place?
  13. What do you think the government should do to reduce pollution?

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Personal goals 5th grade writing prompts :

14. /what is your biggest achievement so far?

15. What is your biggest goal in life?

16. What is stopping you from achieving that goal?

17. Who can you ask help from so you can achieve your goals?

18. Name a person you admire the most in your family?

19. Why do you admire him/her?

20. If you can have all the money in the world, what would you do to achieve your goal?

21. Is money more important or happiness?

22. What is the biggest challenge you have overcome so far?

23. What did you do to overcome those challenges?

24. Were you proud of the outcome? Do you think you could have done better to overcome that challenge?

25. What new skill would you like to learn?

26. What is stopping you from learning that skill?

27. If you would never ever fail, what would you do?

28. Why does failure scare you?

29. Would you rather NOT try or try and fail?

30. Why do you think failure is always part of success?

31. What can you do NOW to be successful in the future?

32. Name a challange you would like to overcome this year?

Self-esteem writing prompts:

33, What do you like most about yourself?

34. Name your biggest gift

35. What makes you unique?

36. What makes you special?

37. 3 qualities that makes you stand out from the crowd?

38. What is your biggest skill?

39. What makes you a good friend?

40. What do you think beauty means?

41. Is inner beauty more important than outer appearance?

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Family writing prompts:

42. Your favorite family tradition?

42. 3 things you like best about your family?

43. What makes your family special?

44. A party you remember most in your family?

45. Your favorite family holiday?

46. What is your best family moments?

47. Your favorite childhood memories?

48. Name 3 things that come to mind when asked about your childhood.

49. Your favorite family weekend activities?

50. What is your favorite family dish?

51.  Your favorite family activity?

52. What is your favorite family board game?

53. What is your favorite family restaurant?

54. How has your family changed since corona started?

55. What is your favorite family summer activity?

56, What is your favorite thing to do with mom/dad?

Friendship writing prompts:

57. What do you like most about your best friend?

58. What do you think makes a friend special?

59. Have you ever broke a friend’s secret?

60. Why do you think having friends is important?

61. Your favorite things to do with your friends?

62. What makes you a good friend?

Other 5th grade writing prompts:

63. Who is the smartest person you know?

64. What is the best thing about being in 5th grade?

65. How would you see yourself 10 years from now?

66. What can you do to make 5th grade a fun experience?

67. If you can spend the weekend building something with your friends, what would you build?

68. What is the hardest part about being in 5th grade?

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Imaginative 5th grade writing prompts:

69. Imagine being the principal of your school for one day, what will you do that day?

70. If you only have 1 month left to live, where will you go? What will you do?

71. If you are to live on an island for 1 year and can only take one other person with you, who will you take?

72.  You were told that you can be a scientist that can solve one world problem. Which world problem would you solve? Why?

73. Imagine you can recreate the internet, what will you do to make it safer for everyone?

74. Would you rather go to the moon or to the bottom of the ocean? Why?

75. Imagine being the prime minister or president of your country, which problem will you tackle first that your country is facing?

76. Imagine being inherited with millions of dollar, what will you do with all that money?

77. If you can invent a new robot, what will that robot do?

78. Imagine being able to create a time machine, to which moment in your life would you like to go back too?

79. Would you rather live in the moon for one year or live on an exotic island?

80. If you can follow a famous superstar for one day, who would you like to follow?

81. If you can receive any gift for your birthday, what would you like?

82. Imaging having a genie in a bottle that allows you to have only 3 wishes come true. What are the 3 things you would wish for?

83. Would you rather go to space or go back in time?

84. Imagine if animals start talking, what do you think they will say?


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