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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Writing Essays Questions

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Grade 5 Writing Essays
Choose the best transition word to complete the sentence.

Natives in the Desert Southwest built pueblo and hogan shelters using adobe and sod from the earth.                   tribes in the Pacific Northwest relied on the dense cedar forests to build plank houses out of wood.
  1. On the other hand,
  2. Similarly,
  3. Also,
  4. For instance,
Grade 5 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.3, W.5.3
Describe your perfect summer day. What would you do? Where would you go? Be specific.
Grade 5 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.2, W.5.2e
You should NOT restate your thesis or central idea in the concluding paragraph of an essay.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Writing Essays
Profession - Bodyguard - Small
You may have heard the phrase "fighting is not the answer", but what does that mean? Why isn't fighting a good way to solve your problems?
Grade 5 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.2, W.5.2a
Which of the following is not a common way to write an introductory paragraph?
  1. ask a question
  2. discuss an unrelated topic
  3. tell a brief story
  4. give the opposite side of your point
Grade 5 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.2, W.3.2, W.4.2, W.5.2
Every day, kids go to school because the government requires them to. But why should kids go to school? Write an essay highlighting the reasons kids go to school.

Note: You are not persuading someone that kids should go to school, just explaining why they do.
Grade 5 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.4, W.5.4
A series of paragraphs about one main idea or point is an          essay.         
Grade 5 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.4, W.5.4
The three types of paragraphs that make up an essay are:                                            introductory, supporting and concluding.                                           
Grade 5 Writing Essays
Hazard Sign - Eye Face

Setting a goal is a great way to accomplish something. Set a goal for yourself and describe how you plan to reach your goal.
Grade 5 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.2, W.3.2, W.4.2, W.5.2
Your school paper has decided to include a movie review section. They want objective reviews about popular movies. That means they don't want to say whether a movie is good or bad, they just want to tell kids what they movies are about. Write a piece about your favorite movie to include in the paper, but be careful not to spoil the ending!
Grade 5 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.4, W.5.4
What is the difference between a paragraph and an essay?
Grade 5 Writing Essays



Do you think soldiers are brave? Explain your answer.
Grade 5 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.5.1
Some school districts want to take away summer vacation. Is this okay? Explain why or why not.
Grade 5 Writing Essays
If you could create a time machine and go back to any time in history, where would you choose to go? Why?
Grade 5 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.3, W.5.3
Write about a memory you have of something that happened in the summer.
Grade 5 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.1, W.5.1
Some people do not like to wear sunscreen in the summer. Why is wearing sunscreen important?
Grade 5 Writing Essays
Imagine you lived before electricity was invented. How would your life be different than it is today?
Grade 5 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.2, W.5.2
Your school is hiring an artist to paint a mural on the outside of the building. Describe what the mural should look like.
Grade 5 Writing Essays
Ice cream makes a nice treat in the summer. What is your favorite summer treat?










Summer - Ice Cream
Grade 5 Writing Essays CCSS: CCRA.W.2, W.5.2
What is your favorite outdoor setting? (Tropical beach, farm, forest, etc.)
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