5th-grade writing

Selected by the Adobe for Education team

These creative, fun, and free fifth-grade writing resources engage students while helping them build their communication, collaboration, and critical thinking skills.

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Film a short video to share your imaginary worlds

Students use Adobe Spark to produce short videos depicting hypothetical or imaginary scenarios.

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Film a video to reflect on past mistakes

Students use Adobe Spark to share reflections on how mistakes can become opportunities.

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Film a video about an imaginary or hypothetical situation

Students use Adobe Spark to imagine and describe fictional worlds.

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Annotate a document to learn about and practice verbals

Students use Adobe Acrobat to identify verbals in an article.

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Create a poster sharing a memory from your perspective

Students use Adobe Spark to illustrate posters depicting their unique viewpoints on memories.

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Create a poster to distinguish common and proper nouns

Students use Adobe Spark to design images explaining the differences between noun types.

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Annotate song lyrics to learn about metaphors

Students use Adobe Acrobat to analyze metaphors in song lyrics.

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Present a climate change issue that affects your community

Students use Adobe Spark to present on climate change issues that affect them today.

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Design a poster to illustrate a grammar concept

Students use Adobe Spark to design posters that teach others about the rules of grammar.

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Create a multimedia biography for a historical figure

Students use Adobe Spark to create presentations about historical figures' lives.

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Film a video to share an important story from your life

Students use Adobe Spark to create movies narrating critical moments in their lives.

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Produce a video to teach others about grammar

Students use Adobe Spark to produce short video presentations on rules or elements of grammar.

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Design a web page to narrate a water droplet's lifecycle

Students use Adobe Spark to illustrate a journey through the water cycle.

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Film a short video about environmental awareness

Students use Adobe Spark to create videos about how they can help stop climate change.

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Design a poster to illustrate an idiom

Students use Adobe Spark to illustrate common sayings or expressions.

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Design a poster to show how tone and contrast tell a story

Students use Adobe Spark to demonstrate how visual choices accentuate storytelling.

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Design a poster to practice persuasive writing

Students use Adobe Spark to create compelling infographics to support claims.

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Annotate a poem to practice analysis and interpretation

Students use Adobe Acrobat to close-read and annotate a poem.

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Design a web page using tone and color to tell a story

Students use Adobe Spark to build web pages that tell stories using visual and design elements.

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Design an image to represent a fictional character

Students use Adobe Spark to visualize characters from a class reading.

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About this collection of free 5th-grade writing resources

The Adobe for Education team has carefully selected these fifth-grade writing resources to help your students approach learning through a creative lens. Whether you want to reinforce previous concepts through digital applications or challenge your fifth-grade students with unique projects, our activities will help you make writing fun, engaging, and exciting for your entire class.

Our educational materials span a variety of formats — such as worksheets, video tutorials, and more. They're individually designed to maximize student imagination and participation and keep students motivated to come to the classroom and learn. All our fifth-grade writing exercises can be easily integrated into your current curriculum or adapted to your unique needs, and they can be modified to work across different subjects and disciplines. For even more convenience, each exercise includes step-by-step guidance, as well as support for using Adobe’s suite of digital tools.

Speaking of digital tools, all our meaningful fifth-grade writing activities incorporate the power of digital media to grow your students’ abilities to use different software tools. Not only do our digital tools give students an easy-to-use, professional space to organize information and illustrate their thinking, but they also help students gain 21st century skills that can be applied in our technology-driven world with ease.

Introduce creativity into the classroom with these free 5th-grade writing worksheets and activities

The Adobe Education Exchange is a free learning platform and community that's constantly evolving. Created by a group of passionate educators for other educators, our activities, workshops, classes, and resources can help you promote creativity, digital literacy, and communication skills for your fifth-grade students. Our team has curated this collection of free fifth-grade writing resources and digital tools to ensure you can create a dynamic and purposeful learning environment, both for in-person and remote learners. Plus, each of our resources can be modified and adapted to fit your specific teaching needs and fulfill your students' learning goals, regardless of their proficiency in writing, knowledge of Adobe’s digital tools, or your school’s software implementation or license type.

Whether you and your students are new to Adobe or have some experience using the platform, our fifth-grade writing activities and digital tools can be easily incorporated into your upcoming lesson plans or course units.

Frequently asked questions

Our strategic incorporation of digital tools and media will challenge students to learn content more deeply. These resources are designed to captivate students’ attention and engage them for longer periods of time. Enhance your fifth-grade writing curriculum by sparking students’ imaginations and encouraging them to share their writing digitally. Whether it’s supplementary material or larger projects, our unique resources will help you achieve your objectives and create a curriculum that breaks the mold.

Every learning resource on the Adobe Education Exchange presents an opportunity to introduce digital tools and media into the classroom that excite and inspire students. Use our fifth-grade writing worksheets to challenge students to learn new creative skills by presenting writing in exciting new formats such as slide presentations, comics, magazines, and more.

Introducing digital media into the classroom is simple with the help of the Adobe Education Exchange. All the resources require students to work with at least one of Adobe’s innovative software tools, and the learning material can be adapted to meet your teaching needs. To ensure that you can easily incorporate digital media, we’ve provided step-by-step instructions and tutorials that streamline your planning process in every fifth-grade writing activity.