5th Grade - Writing


6+1 Traits of Writing  
6 Traits Songs Videos Videos of students singing the 6 Traits songs
Interactive 6 Traits of writing: rubrics, students samples, and trait explanations
Six Trait Lesson plans, ideas, picture books, rubrics, and resources
Miscellaneous Writing Links
Art of Telling a Story Use artwork to inspire a story
Brain Games Many different games, some easy and some more difficult that build vocabulary.
Cool Tools for School Links to many various writing tools
Creative Writing Prompts Choose from 346 writing prompts
Daily Writing Prompts A writing prompt for each day of the year
Dictionary-Thesaurus Kids can easily look up synonyms
Essay Map Interactive graphic organizer that enables students to organize and outline their ideas for an informational, definitional, or descriptive essay.
Expository Writing Prompts, samples, and additional links
Image Detective Look at historical images and write about them
Graphic Organizers More than 20 organizers to choose from
Interactive Graphic Organizers A site providing interactive organizers that can be used for the SmartBoard or computer lab
Interactive Writing Practice your writing skills by writing a letter, advertisement, article, and instructions
Jump Start Buzz Words Try to form words from adjacent letters.  Good spelling and vocabulary game.
Letter Blocks A fun, fast paced game where students must look for words in the letter blocks that fall down. 
Monthly Writing Prompts Writing prompts for every day of the year
Paragraph Punch This web site takes users through the actual steps of writing a paragraph.
Quill Interactive writing and grammar practice
RAFT Writing Help Various links to RAFT graphic organizers, information, and technology tools. RAFT stands for Role, Audience, Format, and Topic. RAFT is a way to write from different points of view about a topic.
RAFT Writing Interactive Interactive fill-in RAFT graphic organizer for writing from different points of view
Reading and Writing Skills Several good worksheets, games, and quizzes on grammar, spelling, reading, writing, and vocabulary from the BBC
Story Bird Write and share stories using art work as your inspiration
Story Cubes Use story cubes to plan for various types of writings
UnScramble Interactive, unscramble words for points
Writing Activities A useful site for prompts and games