For over seven years, I have been coming up with new ideas every week for The Write Prompts. Here, I do the same, only these are all starter or "continue on" writing prompts.
Tweens and young teens occupy a unique space in their writing that younger and older students sometimes struggle to reach—they can still easily tap into the free imagination typically associated with younger kids, but they also have some of the growing sophistication and subtlety that comes with age.
This means they can write fictional stories that are fantastical and creative, but that also make logical sense and have clearly defined narrative structures.
These writing prompts are grouped into sets of five so that you can either select a singular story style for kids to focus on all week long, or so that you can pick and choose individual prompts for your students to work on as needed. These fiction writing prompts are a fun way for middle-schoolers to become better writers and more creative thinkers!
Write a story that involves a post office, a banana, and a baseball glove.
Write a story that involves a birthday card, a tree, and a pepperoni pizza. Write a story that involves a flashlight, a pair of blue shoes, and a library card.
Write a story that involves a bicycle, a computer, and an ice cream cone. Write a story about a boy who dreams of becoming a famous singer—and what he does each day to work on getting there.
Write a story about a class of sixth-grade students who discover a very big secret about their teacher—and what happens when the teacher finds out what they know. Write a story about a family that moves around frequently from place to place—and how all of the family members feel when they have to make another move.
Write a story about two friends who make an unusual pact with one another. Write a story in the first person from the perspective of an old man reminiscing about his life. Write a story in the first person from the perspective of a parent with an unruly child.
Write a story in the first person from the perspective of a babysitter heading out to his or her first gig. Write a story in the first person from the perspective of a racecar driver who only wants to go faster. Write a story in the first person from the perspective of a college student walking to his or her last class of the day.
Write a story in which you are the main character and you imagine yourself setting sail on a two-week cruise. Write a story in which you are the main character and you imagine yourself working as a scientist to discover an important cure.
Write a story in which you are the main character and you imagine yourself going to your senior prom. Write a story in which you are the main character and you imagine yourself speaking to a cheering crowd right after being elected to an important political position.
Write a story in which you are the main character and you imagine yourself finding a valuable artifact buried in your backyard. Write a story in the third person about an astronaut who is traveling alone in space.
Write a story in the third person about a family vacation gone horribly awry. Write a story in the third person about a rebellious teen who has some unique ideas. Write a story in the third person about a young genius who is just about to achieve his or her dream.
Write a story in the third person about a football player who is heading to the Super Bowl. Make up your own character. Then, put the character into the following types of genres and write short stories in each one about him or her:Entertain your 5th graders while you educate them with these four fun narrative writing prompts!
Studentreasures Blog. 4 Fun Narrative Writing Prompts for 5th Grade Fact may be stranger than fiction, but fiction offers a kind of creative freedom your 5th grade students won’t find anywhere else.
Narrative writing gives them the chance. 60 Narrative Writing Prompts for Kids.
Posted on June 25, by Squarehead Teachers. 1. Suppose you had invented a time machine. Write a story about what you did with it. 2.
Write to tell of a day when you were the teacher. What did you do? 3. Write a story about trading places with your favorite TV, movie, or rock star.
it is the best. Use these fictional narrative writing prompts to help students get started on great creative writing pieces. Creative Writing Writing has many uses: to inform, to document, and to entertain are just a few of these.
Grade 5 Writing Prompts Page 3 November, Imagine someone made an exciting announcement at school. Write about the announcement and what happened next. Fictional Narratives can be completed as part of a writer’s workshop, writing center, guided writing in small groups, or whole class activity.
Each day (lesson) takes students through one trait of writing: •Lesson 1 – Ideas – Students brainstorm ideas for their narrative – problem/solution, characters, settings, etc.4/5().
45 Narrative Prompts.
5 TEACHING NOTE: An attempt has been made to phrase the last twenty-five prompts as they might appear on the test. In many states, on the actual test, these prompts would be divided into three separate paragraphs. In the interest of space, I have omitted these separations and have written each prompt as one paragraph.