Fifth Grade Informational Writing Prompts


These fifth grade informational writing prompts are no prep and perfect for 5th grade information writing lessons or writing centers. They are suitable for whole group and small group writing lessons. There are 5 different templates and 30 pages of worksheets


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These fifth grade informational writing prompts are a must-have for teaching explanatory writing.

These informative writing prompts are no prep and perfect for 5th grade information writing lessons or writing centers.


This is a year’s worth of worksheets that includes student friendly and seasonal topics (e.g. Earth Day, Spring, Winter, St. Patrick’s Day)!

These informational writing worksheets are common core aligned to the grade 5 writing standard:


Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.


What is included in these fifth grade informational writing prompts:

30 pages of informative writing prompts/worksheets (25 ready to go and 5 blank templates).

The prompts are in 5 different template styles. Some are more scaffolded/picture based, whereas others have more lines, for more advanced writers.

Here’s a look at the 5th grade informational writing topics –

Everything I know about…

  • The rainforest
  • The human body
  • Thunderstorms
  • Rainbows
  • Soccer
  • Everything I know about_______ (Blank Template)

All I know about…

  • Outer Space
  • Earth Day
  • The Ocean
  • Flower Life Cycles
  • Australia
  • All I know about_______ (Blank Template)

Fun facts about…

  • Lions
  • Sharks
  • Dogs
  • Penguins
  • Frogs
  • Fun facts about_______ (Blank Template)

What I have learned about…

  • Spring
  • Winter
  • St. Patrick’s Day
  • The desert
  • Snow
  • What I have learned about_______ (Blank Template)

All about…

  • Dinosaurs
  • Volcanoes
  • The zoo
  • Pirates
  • Farms
  • All about_______ (Blank Template)


When/how to use these information writing prompts:

  • Whole group writing lessons
  • Small group work (literacy and writing centers)
  • Writer’s Workshop
  • Independent writing practice
  • Early finishers
  • Morning work
  • Homework
  • Assessment


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