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Narrative Writing Fifth Grade Writing Lessons and Prompts

Narrative Writing Prompts with Fiction
     Pine Cones for the Birds (Grades 1-3)

     Lucky Leprechauns (Grades 2-3; Interest Level: Grades 1-5)

     Attack on the High Seas (Grades 2-3; Interest Level: Grades 3-5)

     Oh Man, Stan! (Grades 2-3; Interest Level: Grades 4-5)

     Porter's Letters to Griffin (Reading Level 3; Interest Level 5)

     My Movie Moment (Reading Level 3; Interest Level 5)

     Just Right for Dad (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 2-5)

     Emma's Eyes (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 2-6)

     Percy the Penguin (Grades 3-4)

     Room 127: Alex's X-Ray Vision (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 4-6)

     Letters from Griffin (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     Collecting For a Collection (Grades 3-5)

     Joey Roo and Something New (Grades 3-6; Interest Level: Grades 2-6)

     Grammar Zoo Train (Grades 3-6)

     A Shooting Star over the Shoe Store (Grades 3-6)

     Marculus Entertains a Pink Blobulus (Grades 3-6)

     Marculus Gets Another Pet (Grades 3-6)

     Marculus Gets his License (Grades 3-6)

     Marculus Goes to a Potluck (Grades 3-6)

     Marculus Has Pet Problems (Grades 3-6)

     Marculus Has a Garage Sale (Grades 3-6)

     Marculus Visits Earth (Grades 3-6)

     Marculus Visits Washington, D.C. (Grades 3-6)

     Weird Earth Sayings (Grades 3-6)

     Where, Oh Where is Monty the Bear? (Grades 3-6)

     The Big Prize (Grades 3-6)

     That's How Ron Rolls: a Skateboarding Story (Reading Level 4; Interest Level 5)

     Fun Facts About Frogs (Grades 4-5)

     The Magic in Room 127: Isabella's Story (Grades 4-5)

     The Myth of the Man-eating Monster (Grades 4-5)

     My Movie Audition (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-12)

     How I Survived the Pirate Attack (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     The Day the Seagulls Attacked (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 6-12)

     Gooaalllll! (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 2-9)

     A New Game Show on Planet Pearth! (Grades 4-6)

     Animal Outlaws, Volume 2 (Grades 4-6)

     Big Bob Loves Blue (Grades 4-6)

     Escape from the Vampire (Grades 4-6)

     Funny Police Reports out West (Grades 4-6)

     How to Lose Friends and Annoy People (Grades 4-6)

     Marculus Gets a Job (Grades 4-6)

     Marculus Goes to Summer Camp (Grades 4-6)

     Marculus Meets a Bully (Grades 4-6)

     Marculus Runs for Class President (Grades 4-6)

     Marculus Visits a Carnival (Grades 4-6)

     Marculus Visits a Cosmic Garden (Grades 4-6)

     More Weird Earth Sayings (Grades 4-6)

     Rent-a-Genie, Book One (Grades 4-6)

     Rent-a-Genie, Book Two (Grades 4-6)

     Rex's Delectable Food Phrases (Grades 4-6)

     Savannah Banana Loves Yellow (Grades 4-6)

     Scarlet Tiara Loves Red (Grades 4-6)

     So You Want to Find Your Hidden Talent (Grades 4-6)

     So You Want to Paint Your Room! (Grades 4-6)

     So You Want to be a Superhero (Grades 4-6)

     The Magic Shower Stall, Book One (Grades 4-6)

     The Magic Shower Stall, Book Three (Grades 4-6)

     The Magic Shower Stall, Book Two (Grades 4-6)

     The Story of Cupid and Psyche (Grades 4-6)

     Underwater Adventure, Book One (Grades 4-6)

     Underwater Adventure, Book Three (Grades 4-6)

     Underwater Adventure, Book Two (Grades 4-6)

     A Mythic Order Adventure (Reading Level 5; Interest Level 7)

     Zephyr's Choice, Book 1 (Reading Level 5; Interest Level 9)

     Zephyr's Choice, Book 2: The Escape (Reading Level 5; Interest Level 9)

     Zephyr's Choice, Book 3: Victory (Reading Level 5; Interest Level 9)

     Zebras (Grades 5-6)

     Science Solves Video Games (Grades 5-7; Interest Level: Grades 4-7)

     Lightning (Grades 5-8)


Narrative Writing Prompts with Nonfiction
     Emperor Penguins (Grades 2-3)

     Bats Are Like Birds - Aren't They? (Grades 2-3)

     Please, Louise! (Grades 2-3; Interest Level: Grades 3-5)

     Strange But True: Wacky World Records About the Human Body (Grades 2-3; Interest Level: Grades 3-6)

     How to Pamper Your Pooch (Grades 2-3; Interest Level: Grades 4-6)

     My Favorite Dinosaurs (Grades 2-4; Interest Level: Grades 1-6)

     Chipmunks (Grades 2-4)

     Columbus Day (Grades 2-4)

     Happy New Year! (Grades 2-4)

     Pumpkin, Pumpkin, We Like Pumpkin! (Grades 2-4)

     What Do You Know About Polar Bears? (Grades 2-4)

     Beyond Sit and Stay: Training Tricks for You and Your Dog (Grades 2-4; Interest Level: Grades 3-6)

     Doggie Lingo (Grades 2-6)

     Pop! Pop! Popcorn! (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 2-5)

     Professor Know-It-Owl Explains the Seasons (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 2-5)

     Backyard Birds (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 2-6)

     Stormy Weather (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 2-6)

     Get the Scoop: Insider Secrets About Soil (Grades 3-4)

     Meet Madam C.J. Walker (Grades 3-4)

     What Lives in the Soil? (Grades 3-4)

     Meet Miley (Grades 3-4)

     What Do Animals Do During the Winter? (Grades 3-4)

     Mind Your Animal Manners (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 4-6)

     Strange but True: Wild and Wacky Stunts (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 4-6)

     Your Cat's Baffling Behavior (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 4-6)

     Presidential Pets (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     Strange but True: Crazy Facts about Food (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     Wild and Wacky Athlete Injuries (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     Sleep Tight. Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite! (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 5-7)

     Star Athletes and Their Pets (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     How We Hear Sounds (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 2-6)

     I Broke My Arm! (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 2-8)

     Meet the Orchestra (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 2-8)

     Is It a Raven or a Crow? (Grades 3-5)

     Tiffany Visits an Alpaca Farm (Grades 3-5)

     There Once Was a Creature That Swallowed Another (Grades 3-5)

     Autumn's Changing Colors (Grades 3-5)

     Autumn's Changing Colors (Grades 3-5)

     Dylan and Cole Sprouse (Grades 3-5)

     Desert Habitat (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 4-6)

     Ocean Habitat (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 4-6)

     The ABCs of Baroque Music (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     All-Terrain Vehicles (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-7)

     Auto Racing (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-7)

     Prairie Habitat (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-7)

     Temperate Forest Habitat (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-7)

     Types of Auto Racing (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-7)

     Taylor Swift (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     History of Hip Hop (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     How Do You Make a Video Game? (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     How a Bicycle Works (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     Mapping ABC Style (Grades 3-6)

     Meet Me in Miami: My Trip to Super Bowl XLIV (Grades 3-12; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     Early Years of a Leader (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 1-6)

     Spiders: Carnivores Without Teeth (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 2-6)

     Amazing Arctic Birds (Grades 4-5)

     Amazing Frogs (Grades 4-5)

     Amazing Owls (Grades 4-5)

     Ants (Grades 4-5)

     Beavers (Grades 4-5)

     Butterflies (Grades 4-5)

     Desert Plants (Grades 4-5)

     Glaciers (Grades 4-5)

     Hyenas (Grades 4-5)

     Marsupials: Kangaroos and Koalas (Grades 4-5)

     Owls (Grades 4-5)

     Porcupines (Grades 4-5)

     The Full Moon (Grades 4-5)

     Emperor Penguins (Grades 4-5)

     Save the Giant Pandas (Grades 4-5)

     What Would a Koala Say? (Grades 4-5)

     Crazy Coasters (Grades 4-5)

     From Three Brothers to a Band: The History of The Jonas Brothers (Grades 4-5)

     Harriet Tubman (Grades 4-5)

     Making Money (Grades 4-5)

     Play Hard, Stay Safe (Grades 4-5)

     Tony Stewart (Grades 4-5)

     Cycling's Superstar: Lance Armstrong (Grades 4-5)

     Special Forces: Pararescue Jumpers (Grades 4-5)

     Bethany Hamilton: Shark Attack Survivor (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     Justin Bieber (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     Out-of-This-World Facts About Astronauts and Life in Outer Space (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     Soccer's Superstar: David Beckham (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     Unlikely Animal Friends (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     Worst Case Scenario Survival Guide: Bear Attack (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     Your Dog's Baffling Behavior (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     It's All in the Numbers: Wild and Wacky Number Truths (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-12)

     Welcome to Army Ranger School (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-12)

     Worst Case Scenario Survival Guide: Shark Attack (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-12)

     Funny Frog Facts (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 6-7)

     Dry as Dust (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     Extreme Floods (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     Robert Ballard and the Search for the Titanic (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     Want to be an Astronaut? (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     Military Machines (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 6-12)

     The Making of a Mummy (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 6-12)

     Explorers of North America (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-6)

     It's a Chocolate Thing (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-7)

     How Sound Travels (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     Alive at Twenty-Five Driving Day! (Grades 4-6)

     Animals in the Rainforest (Grades 4-6)

     Deserts (Grades 4-6)

     Hermit Crabs (Grades 4-6)

     Redwoods (Grades 4-6)

     Seals in Alaska (Grades 4-6)

     Tiffany's Foster Puppies (Grades 4-6)

     Toothed Whales (Grades 4-6)

     What's Inside a Cave? (Grades 4-6)

     Photosynthesis (Grades 4-6)

     The Giants of Easter Island (Grades 4-6)

     Under the Big Top: Circus Performers (Grades 4-6)

     Dog Mushing (Grades 4-6)

     How About a Corn Snake for a Pet? (Grades 4-6)

     Storm Chasers: Into the Storm (Grades 4-6)

     Hall of Records at Mount Rushmore (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 5-7)

     Cameras (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     History of Country Music (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     How We Play Recorded Music (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     Many Faces of Rock Music (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     Motorcycles (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     Mysterious Cities (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     Origami (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     The History of Pop Music (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     Tropical Rainforests (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     Types of Video Games (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     Veterinarian (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     Electricians (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 7-9)

     The ABCs of Geometry (Grades 4-7; Interest Level: Grades 3-6)

     The Legend Behind the Poem (Grades 4-7; Interest Level: Grades 3-6)

     Pirate Ships and Pirate Crews (Grades 4-8)

     A Look Into Space (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     Bo Obama, the First Dog (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     Sinkholes: Erosion Under the Ground (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     Static Electricity (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     Your Amazing Brain! (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     The Story of USS Arizona (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-10)

     A Galaxy Far, Far Away (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     Aurora Australis, the Southern Lights (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     Chemical and Physical Changes (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     El Nino (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     Everglades National Park (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     Life in Colonial America (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     Matter, Atoms, Molecules, and Elements (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     Mountains (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     Olympic National Park (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     Out of This World (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     The Solution Is Lemonade (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     What Do You Know About Christopher Columbus? (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     Evidence of Dinosaurs (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 4-9)

     Amazing Moths (Grades 5-6)

     Amazing Sea Turtles (Grades 5-6)

     Amazing Spiders (Grades 5-6)

     Animals in Antarctica (Grades 5-6)

     Antarctica Explorers: The Race to the South Pole (Grades 5-6)

     Big Cats That Don't Roar (Grades 5-6)

     Big Cats That Roar (Grades 5-6)

     Butterfly Families (Grades 5-6)

     Camels (Grades 5-6)

     Cranes (Grades 5-6)

     Desert Animals (Grades 5-6)

     Gray Wolves (Grades 5-6)

     Ice Cream (Grades 5-6)

     Lions (Grades 5-6)

     Monarch Butterflies (Grades 5-6)

     Monotremes (Grades 5-6)

     Moose (Grades 5-6)

     Muskoxen (Grades 5-6)

     My, Oh, My! Mummy Tales From Around the World (Grades 5-6)

     Narwhals (Grades 5-6)

     Pacific Walruses (Grades 5-6)

     Polar Bears (Grades 5-6)

     Pumpkins (Grades 5-6)

     Rainbows (Grades 5-6)

     Sea Lions (Grades 5-6)

     The Emergency Room (Grades 5-6)

     The Rhinoceros (Grades 5-6)

     Vampire Bats (Grades 5-6)

     Venomous Snakes (Grades 5-6)

     Watch Out! I'm Dangerous! (Grades 5-6)

     Fun Facts about America's First President (Grades 5-6)

     The Aftermath of the Oil Spill (Grades 5-6)

     Excuse Me! Wacky and Wild Cultural Differences (Grades 5-6)

     Extinct Birds (Grades 5-6)

     Baboons on the Loose (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     Wild and Wacky Dinosaur Facts (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     So You Want to Be a Fashion Model? (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 7-12)

     The Life of a Fashion Makeup Artist and Hairstylist (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 7-12)

     Animal Invaders (Grades 5-7; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     Extreme Sports: Going to Extremes (Grades 5-7; Interest Level: Grades 4-12)

     Level Up: The Making of a Video Game (Grades 5-7; Interest Level: Grades 4-12)

     Hedgehogs (Grades 5-7)

     What's Behind the Mask? (Grades 5-7)

     As Quick as Lightning (Grades 5-7)

     Classical Music 1750-1820 (Grades 5-7)

     Inventors Who Changed the World (Grades 5-7)

     The National Baseball Hall of Famers: The First Ten (Grades 5-7)

     Where Dinosaurs Walked (Grades 5-7)

     Snowmobiles (Grades 5-7; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     The History of Computers (Grades 5-7; Interest Level: Grades 6-9)

     Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prize (Grades 5-8)

     Amazing Mazes (Grades 5-8)

     Endangered Animals (Grades 5-8)

     Famous Pirates (Grades 5-8)

     Gypsies (Grades 5-8)

     Lighthouses (Grades 5-8)

     Pizza (Grades 5-8)

     Plants on the Arctic Tundra (Grades 5-8)

     The Northern Lights (Grades 5-8)

     The Tower of London (Grades 5-8)

     Alcatraz: The Rock (Grades 5-8)

     Stonehenge (Grades 5-8)

     Inside The National Baseball Hall of Fame (Grades 5-9)

     Antarctica, Land of Surprises (Grades 6-8; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     From Teenager to Teen Idol: Taylor Swift (Grades 6-8; Interest Level: Grades 4-12)

     Explorers of the New World (Grades 6-8; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     One Hundred Years of White House Pets (Grades 6-8; Interest Level: Grades 5-9)

     The Colosseum (Grades 6-8; Interest Level: Grades 5-10)

     Shaping the Super Bowl (Grades 7-9; Interest Level: Grades 4-12)


Narrative Writing Books
     If I Lived at the White House... (Grades 2-3; Interest Level: Grades 3-5)

     The Beyoncè Contest (Grades 2-3; Interest Level: Grades 3-6)

     A Message from Rover (Grades 2-3; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     A Message from Fluffy (Grades 2-3; Interest Level: Grades 4-6)

     Summer Postcards from Blake and Bill (Grades 2-3; Interest Level: Grades 4-6)

     Make Me a Mummy (Grades 2-3; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     Stu and Sally Stingray (Grades 2-4; Interest Level: Grades 3-5)

     Chang's Chinese New Year (Grades 3-4)

     Move it, Mister! (Grades 3-4)

     Not Just Another Bus Ride (Grades 3-4)

     Texting to Save the Gulf (Grades 3-4)

     The Smoke Detector Saved Me! (Grades 3-4)

     A Day to Remember (Grades 3-4)

     John's Gross-out Mealtime Manners (Grades 3-4)

     The Tale of my New Tail (Grades 3-4)

     The Trip in Time (Grades 3-4)

     Dream a Little Dream...What Does it Mean? (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     Good Luck Symbols from Around the Globe (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     The Hummingbird That Lost Its Hum (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 1-5)

     The Twelve Days of Christmas (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 2-6)

     Ogres (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-7)

     How to Have a Green New Year's Eve (Grades 4-5)

     Showtime for Punxsutawney Phil (Grades 4-5)

     Mike and the Legend of St. Valentine (Grades 4-5)

     Wild and Wacky Money Myths and Traditions (Grades 4-5)

     Busting Bad Luck Myths (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     Worst Case Scenario Survival Guide: Lost at Sea (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     Bigfoot: Truth or Tale? (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 6-12)

     The Olympics Are Coming! (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     Animal Outlaws (Grades 4-6)

     What's in a Name? (Grades 4-6)

     Centaurs (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 5-7)

     Unicorns (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 5-7)

     Werewolves (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     Time to Remember (Grades 4-8)

     Thank You, Dr. Martin Luther King! (Grades 5-6)

     Vampires (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     Alien Encounter? The Betty and Barney Hill Story (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 7-12)

     Nessie and Friends: Famous Lake Monsters (Grades 5-8)


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