Tell a Tale! 5th Grade Writing Prompts

The cool and spooky writing prompts in these worksheets will help 5th graders flex their creative muscles.

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Tell a Tale!

Monster footprints in a dark forest sets the scene for a super scary story! This picture prompt will help your child practice creative writing.
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Picture Writing Prompt

A soccer ball flies toward the goalie, but what happens next? Let your budding writer create his own story, using this picture prompt as a starting point.
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Picture Writing Prompt: Twister!

Look out, a twister is headed this way! This tornado writing prompt is sure to trigger a creative story from your young writer.
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Picture Writing Prompt: UFO

What is that strange object in the sky? This prompt will be a lift off for your young writer's imagination as he creates a story to match the picture.
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Writing Prompt: Monster in the Closet

Are there monsters in the closet? Your 5th grader will use her imagination to create a fun story based on this illustration!
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Writing Prompt: Haunted House

What lurks inside this spooky house? Your 5th grader can invent her own scary story based on this haunting illustration!
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Writing Prompt: Mystery

Everyone loves a mystery! Give your budding writer a chance to create her own fictional story based on this picture writing prompt. What will happen next?
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Writing Prompt: Ogre in the Woods

What if you came upon a monster in the woods? Have your little writer use his imagination to create a story based on this scene!
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Creative Writing: Cyclops!

What will happen to this cave-man? Your 5th grader can decide by writing a creative and exciting story to go with this illustration.
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Picture Writing Prompt: Sea Monster

A day of fishing is interrupted by a giant sea monster! What happens next? This writing prompt will help your student stretch his imagination.
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Writing Prompt: Cursed Treasure

How hard could it be to get rid of a cursed treasure chest? Your fifth grader will enjoy making up a story to go along with this illustration!
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Creative Writing: Dragons

Is the sleeping dragon a watchdog or a pet? Your fifth grader can write her own story with this fun writing prompt.
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