Summer writing

From making metaphors to writing a news story, these fun summer worksheets will keep writing skills sharp.

By GreatSchools Staff

All about bananas

In this writing worksheet, your child will do a little research and write a paragraph about bananas and their origins.

Skills your child will work on: writing, writing explantory text, basic research, and writing prompt.

Write your own book review

In this writing worksheet, your child will learn the different elements of a book review and write a short review of a favorite book.

Skills your child will work on: buidling writing skills, reading comprehension, understanding of story plot, and character analysis

Grow a poem

In this writing worksheet, your child will read a poem about a fir tree and then practice writing a shape poem about trees.

Skills your child will work on: poetry writing and rhymes.

Write like a reporter

In this writing worksheet, your child will write her own newspaper article based on information provided in a poster.

Skills your child will work on: evaluating an argument, writing a newspaper article, interpreting and inferring, and reading comprehension.

Build a banana split

In this writing worksheet, your child will write instructions for a recipe on how to make a banana split.

Skills your child will work on: writing instructions, writing informational text, and writing prompt.

Writing adventure

In this writing worksheet, your child will evaluate 10 statements about public transportation, put them in logical order, and write one or two paragraphs about city travel.

Skills your child will work on: sequencing events, writing and organzing an argument.

Playing with punctuation

In this writing worksheet, your child will edit a paragraph by adding capital letters and punctuation as needed. Next, he'll turn the story into a play by creating diologue and adding quotation marks.

Skills your child will work on: English grammar, punctuation usage, capitalization, and writing.

Make a metaphor!

In this writing worksheet, your child will find the metaphors in the poem, and determine their meaning from context. Then, your child will write the metaphors as similes and create a poem using metaphors.

Skills your child will work on: metaphors, similies, figurative language, reading comprehension, reading and understanding poetry, and writing.

How to write a letter

In this writing worksheet, your child will read three sample letters, make notes about the events, and write a letter in response.

Skills your child will work on: writing letters, reading comprehension, and taking notes.

Write your own story

In this writing worksheet, your child will read two short stories, answer prompts. and write a story of her own.

Skills your child will work on: reading comprehension, sequencing of events, understanding of plots, and writing.