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Persuasive Writing Fifth Grade Writing Lessons and Prompts

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

     The Gingerbread Man (Grades 2-3; Interest Level: Grades 1-5)

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

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

     Peace with Pizza (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 2-6)

     Emma's Valentine's Day Mystery (Grades 3-4)

     Room 127: Jack Jumps (Story #3) (Grades 3-4)

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

     Room 127: Freddie Can Fly! (Story #2) (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     Reaching for the Goal (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)

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

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

     Aliens: Fact or Fiction? (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-12)

     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)

     Soccer History by Mail (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-9)

     Animal Outlaws, Volume 2 (Grades 4-6)

     Big Bob Loves Blue (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)

     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 2: The Escape (Reading Level 5; Interest Level 9)

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

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

     Lightning (Grades 5-8)


Persuasive Writing Prompts with Nonfiction
     Giant Pandas (Grades 2-3; Interest Level: Grades 3-5)

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

     Strange but True: Wild and Wacky Laws (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)

     Munchable Mysteries: Busting Food Myths (Grades 2-3; Interest Level: Grades 4-6)

     Ladybugs! (Grades 2-4; Interest Level: Grades 1-6)

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

     Happy New Year! (Grades 2-4)

     National Hispanic Heritage Month (Grades 2-4)

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

     Weird and Wonderful You! Book #1 (Grades 2-4; Interest Level: Grades 4-6)

     Doggie Lingo (Grades 2-6)

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

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

     Oil in the Gulf (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 2-9)

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

     High-Flying Fun (Grades 3-4)

     Hooray for Halloween! (Grades 3-4)

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

     Meet Martin Luther King, Jr. (Grades 3-4)

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

     Meet Miley (Grades 3-4)

     Pump It Up: All About Your Blood (Grades 3-4)

     The Man Who Followed Favre: Aaron Rodgers (Grades 3-4)

     Strange but True: Wild and Wacky Sports (Grades 3-4)

     Bug Off! Bizarre Bugs From Around the World (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 4-6)

     Extreme Snow (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 4-6)

     P.U. Plants (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 4-6)

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

     Crazy Cars: Wild and Wacky Rides (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     Meet Bigfoot (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     Can You Believe it? Wild and Wacky Truths from Around the World (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 5-7)

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

     Weird and Wonderful You! Book #2 (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 5-7)

     In the Pit...With the Crew: A NASCAR Pit Crew (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     Meet Miranda Cosgrove (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     Oops! More Wild and Wacky Sports Injuries (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     Pass it Peyton! Peyton Manning (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

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

     The French Quarter's Quarterback: Drew Brees (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     Watch Out! It's a Wolfsnail! (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     Worst Case Scenario Survival Guide: Quicksand (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     All in the Family: The Manning Brothers (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 5-12)

     Apples, From the Farm to You! (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 2-6)

     Music From A to Z (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 2-6)

     Phases of the Moon (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 2-6)

     Prairie Dogs (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 2-6)

     What Causes the Seasons? (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 2-6)

     The History of Labor Day (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 2-8)

     Tiffany Visits an Alpaca Farm (Grades 3-5)

     Groundhog Day: The History and the Holiday (Grades 3-5)

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

     Constitution Day (Grades 3-5)

     Dylan and Cole Sprouse (Grades 3-5)

     Helen Keller (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)

     Smoke Jumpers (Grades 3-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     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)

     What Does MyPlate Want You to Put on Your Plate? (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 3-5)

     You Could be an Olympic Athlete! (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 3-6)

     Ten Fascinating Facts About Bats (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     All About Frogs (Grades 4-5)

     Squirrels (Grades 4-5)

     Back to School All Around the World (Grades 4-5)

     Emperor Penguins (Grades 4-5)

     Save the Giant Pandas (Grades 4-5)

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

     Awesome Inventions (Grades 4-5)

     Big, Bigger, and Biggest Animals (Grades 4-5)

     Crazy Coasters (Grades 4-5)

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

     Getting to Know the Jonas Brothers (Grades 4-5)

     Harriet Tubman (Grades 4-5)

     Making Money (Grades 4-5)

     Meet President Obama (Grades 4-5)

     Play Hard, Stay Safe (Grades 4-5)

     Tony Stewart (Grades 4-5)

     Shaquille O'Neal (Grades 4-5)

     Special Forces: Pararescue Jumpers (Grades 4-5)

     The Crazy Crashes of NASCAR (Grades 4-5)

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

     Bright Lights in the Deep, Dark Sea (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

     Cleanup in the Gulf (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

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

     Kelly Pickler: From Small Town Girl to Big Time Star (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)

     Pet Power: Animals to the Rescue (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

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

     Wild and Wacky Color Facts (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

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

     Home Sweet Home: Wild and Wacky Houses around the World (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-12)

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

     Underground Treasure: The New York Gold Vault (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)

     Eww! Being Stinky to Stay Safe (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     My Body Can Do That? (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

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

     Stop the Car! Wild and Wacky Road Trip Sites (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

     The Titanic: The "Unsinkable Ship" that Sank (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

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

     Weird and Wild Sports from Around the World (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 6-8)

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

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

     The Greatest Spectacle in Racing (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 1-8)

     The Inside Story of Your Teeth (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-6)

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

     Ocean Life in the Intertidal Zone (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     Your Skeleton (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     Oh, the Stories He Wrote! The Life of Dr. Seuss (Grades 4-6)

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

     Baleen Whales (Grades 4-6)

     How Caves Are Formed (Grades 4-6)

     Landmarks of the United States (Grades 4-6)

     Let's Go Fly a Kite! (Grades 4-6)

     May Day (Grades 4-6)

     Plants in the Rainforest (Grades 4-6)

     Tiffany's Foster Puppies (Grades 4-6)

     The Giants of Easter Island (Grades 4-6)

     The Sport of Climbing (Grades 4-6)

     Machu Picchu: The City in the Clouds (Grades 4-6)

     Why Do We Have Red Ribbon Week? (Grades 4-6)

     Roller Coasters (Grades 4-6)

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

     Anne Frank (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 5-10)

     Crime Scene Investigation (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 5-13)

     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)

     See the Light (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     What Time Is It? (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     Your Eyes (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-8)

     The Attack on Pearl Harbor (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-10)

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

     The Neritic Zone (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     The Sense of Taste (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     The Sense of Touch (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)

     Condors (Grades 5-6)

     Desert Animals (Grades 5-6)

     Frederick Douglass (Grades 5-6)

     Narwhals (Grades 5-6)

     Sea Turtles (Grades 5-6)

     Small Cats (Grades 5-6)

     The Animals of Madagascar (Grades 5-6)

     The Great Barrier Reef (Grades 5-6)

     Venomous Snakes (Grades 5-6)

     Invasive Species (Grades 5-6)

     The AC/DC War (Grades 5-6)

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

     The Periodic Table (Grades 5-6)

     The Universe (Grades 5-6)

     Wet and Wild Water Slides (Grades 5-6)

     Punkin Chunkin' (Grades 5-6)

     Derek Jeter (Grades 5-6)

     Excuse Me! Wacky and Wild Cultural Differences (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)

     President Barack Obama (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 6-12)

     Welcome Aboard Air Force One (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 6-12)

     Jennifer Hudson (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 7-9)

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

     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)

     Wow! The New Seven Wonders of the World! (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 7-12)

     Who "Dat?" That's Drew Brees! (Grades 5-6; Interest Level: Grades 9-12)

     Extreme Destinations (Grades 5-7; Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

     Solving the Mystery of What Killed the Dinosaurs (Grades 5-7; Interest Level: Grades 4-10)

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

     Salamanders (Grades 5-7)

     The Water Cycle (Grades 5-7)

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

     Classical Music 1750-1820 (Grades 5-7)

     Earth's Tectonic Plates (Grades 5-7)

     Madam C.J. Walker (Grades 5-7)

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

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

     El Camino de la Muerte: The Road of Death (Grades 5-8)

     Animals on the Arctic Tundra (Grades 5-8)

     Chichén Itzá (Grades 5-8)

     Frisbees (Grades 5-8)

     Lighthouses (Grades 5-8)

     Alcatraz: The Rock (Grades 5-8)

     Stonehenge (Grades 5-8)

     The World of Skateboarding (Grades 5-8)

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

     Haiti Then and Now (Grades 6-7; Interest Level: Grades 4-12)

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

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

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


Persuasive Writing Books
     Magnificent Mackinac (Grades 2-3; Interest Level: Grades 1-6)

     Earth Hour Sleepover (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)

     Philly's Dream Come True (Grades 2-4; Interest Level: Grades 1-5)

     The Message of Red Ribbon Week (Grades 2-4)

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

     Move it, Mister! (Grades 3-4)

     Oh My! It's a Monk Seal! (Grades 3-4)

     Texting to Save the Gulf (Grades 3-4)

     Are You Ready to Run? (Grades 3-4)

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

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

     A Weekend in the Smokies (Grades 3-4; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

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

     Leap Year (Grades 3-5)

     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)

     A Trip to the International Space Station (Grades 4-5; Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

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

     You and Your Favorite Color (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)

     Rocky Mountain National Park Adventure (Grades 4-6; Interest Level: Grades 3-9)

     Animal Outlaws (Grades 4-6)

     What's in a Name? (Grades 4-6)

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

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

     Time to Remember (Grades 4-8)

     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)


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