Fifth Grade Opinion Writing Prompts and Worksheets – 5th Grade Early Finishers


These opinion writing prompts for 5th grade are perfect for your writing lessons or literacy centers. There are 25 opinion writing worksheets, so that writing for the year is covered!


File Type: PDF

30 Pages


This 30 page fifth grade opinion writing resource is a must-have for teaching opinion writing or persuasive writing. Your 5th grade students will love these prompts during writing lessons, writing centers, or writer’s workshop. These writing activities are no prep worksheets, so simply print and go!

This is a year’s worth of worksheets that includes student friendly and also seasonal topics (so that students can have fun writing opinion pieces throughout the school year, e.g. Easter, Halloween, Christmas, Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter)!

Note: These worksheets can also be used for fourth grade students, depending on their capabilities.


What is included:

30 pages of 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.

  • The Best Animal
  • The Best Insect
  • The Best Christmas Treat
  • The Best Season
  • The Best Sport
  • The Best _______ (Blank Template)
  • Do You Prefer Butterflies or Ladybugs?
  • Do You Prefer Rain or Snow?
  • Do You Prefer Summer or Winter?
  • Do You Prefer Birthdays or Halloween?
  • Do You Prefer Easter or Christmas?
  • Do You Prefer_______?(Blank Template)
  • Would You Rather…be the teacher or the student?
  • Would You Rather…be strong or be able to fly?
  • Would You Rather…be a mermaid or a leprechaun?
  • Would You Rather…play basketball or soccer?
  • Would You Rather…be a dinosaur or a lion?
  • Would You Rather_______?(Blank Template)
  • My Favorite Candy
  • My Favorite Dessert
  • My Favorite Junk Food
  • My Favorite Fruit
  • My Favorite Drink
  • My Favorite_______(Blank Template)
  • Which Is Better…cats or dogs?
  • Which Is Better…reading or playing sport?
  • Which Is Better…sand or snow?
  • Which Is Better…spring or fall?
  • Which Is Better…doughnuts or sundaes?
  • Which Is Better_______?(Blank Template)


When/how to use these Fifth Grade Opinion Writing worksheets:

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


Please note –

At first glance, this product may seem somewhat easy for the grade it is advertised for. This product is not meant to be pages full of writing lines (although some of the prompts are). It is a more scaffolded approach to teaching writing, with word prompts and linking words, as well as some small clip art and drawing boxes in order to be engaging. It is perfect for students who are struggling with writing or first learning the genre during the school year.

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