Our 5 favorite fifth grade writing worksheets

These handy worksheets will help your fifth grader perfect her prose.

By GreatSchools Staff

Silly spoonerisms!

W.A. Spooner invented this type of mixed-up phrase, now called a "spoonerism." In this writing worksheet, your child gets practice decoding and editing spoonerisms and then writing the phrases correctly.

Skills your fifth grader will work on: letter sounds (phonemes), fluency, building vocabulary, recognizing common phrases, editing, and writing practice.

Homophones and homographs

In this writing worksheet, your child will learn the difference between homophones and homographs and get practice using both types of words correctly in sentences.

Skills your fifth grader will work on: finding and recognizing homophones, finding and recognizing homographs, and building vocabulary.

Active and passive sentences

In this writing worksheet, your child gets practice editing sentences written in passive voice and rewriting them in active voice — and vice versa.

Skills your fifth grader will work on: building vocabulary, verb tense, editing, writing practice, and English grammar.

Punctuating a paragraph

In this writing worksheet, your child will practice editing a paragraph by correcting punctuation, capitalization, and even using quotation marks.

Skills your fifth grader will work on: punctuation, capitalization, quotation marks, editing, writing practice, and English grammar.

Following instructions

An experiment! In this writing worksheet, your child reads instructions, does an experiment, creates a flow chart, makes observations, and writes a report, all while gaining key science, research, and nonfiction writing skills.

Skills your fifth grader will work on: reading instructions, reading comprehension, sequencing, following directions, writing a report, basic research, and writing practice.