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Ch 13: 5th Grade English: Types of Writing

About This Chapter

Help your 5th graders better understand different types of writing with this convenient study resource. Your students can work through the chapter at any time to prepare for English exams, catch up on information they missed in class or complete homework assignments.

5th Grade English: Types of Writing - Chapter Summary

These short English lessons simplify different types of written texts in a way that's easy for 5th graders to understand and remember. Our engaging English instructors will show your students the elements of common types of text, such as essays, poems, letters and explanatory texts. Each lesson comes with a short quiz that you can assign your students and check their understanding of key terms and concepts.

Chapter Topics

  • Narrative essays and their conclusions
  • Writing creative stories, poems and friendly letters
  • Organizing, writing and providing reasons in an opinion piece
  • Essays and expository writing
  • How to format and use graphics/multimedia in an explanatory text
  • Research projects and reports
  • How to make a bibliography
  • Writing a descriptive paragraph and explaining a process in an essay

Who It's For

Kids who need extra help understanding common writing types will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about essays, poems, letters, creative stories and more.

  •  Students who have fallen behind in understanding the different types of written texts 
  •  Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about various types of writing
  •  Students who prefer multiple ways of learning English (visual or auditory)
  •  Students who have missed class and need to catch up
  •  Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about types of writing
  •  Students who struggle to understand their English teachers
  •  Students who attend schools without extra English resources

How It Works

  •  Find lessons in the chapter that cover the writing topics your student needs to learn or review.
  •  Press play to watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
  •  Review the lesson or video transcripts, emphasizing the highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about the different types of writing.
  •  Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  •  Verify your student can recognize different types of writing by completing the 5th Grade English: Types of Writing chapter exam.

15 Lessons in Chapter 13: 5th Grade English: Types of Writing
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Narrative Essay: Lesson for Kids

1. Narrative Essay: Lesson for Kids

A narrative essay tells a story from one or more viewpoints. Explore the content of a narrative essay, examine an example, and learn how to hit all the narrative points in an essay.

Writing a Conclusion for a Narrative Essay: Lesson for Kids

2. Writing a Conclusion for a Narrative Essay: Lesson for Kids

The conclusion of a narrative is as important as the beginning since it gives the reader a sense of satisfaction and completion. Learn how to write a conclusion for a narrative essay with some tips, including capturing emotion and speaking to the reader directly.

How to Write a Creative Story: Lesson for Kids

3. How to Write a Creative Story: Lesson for Kids

Creative stories don't just happen, writers follow a process that helps them come up with original and imaginative ideas. Learn to write creative stories by following the five steps of the writing process, including prewriting, writing, revising, editing, and publishing.

How to Write an Opinion Piece: Lesson for Kids

4. How to Write an Opinion Piece: Lesson for Kids

The goal of an opinion piece is to express one's ideas and perspective on a given topic. Learn what opinion writing is and explore what to do before and while writing an opinion piece.

Creating an Organizational Structure for an Opinion Piece: Lesson for Kids

5. Creating an Organizational Structure for an Opinion Piece: Lesson for Kids

For an opinion piece to be successful, the ideas need to be well organized so that other people can easily understand them. Learn about 'the opinion burger' organizational structure and discover how to choose and order the reasons to support the opinion piece.

Providing Reasons in an Opinion Piece: Lesson for Kids

6. Providing Reasons in an Opinion Piece: Lesson for Kids

Using specific and clear reasons adds power to an opinion piece and can help kids have their voices heard. Explore the elements of a strong and convincing argument using the real-world example of a skate park.

Essay Writing: Lesson for Kids

7. Essay Writing: Lesson for Kids

Learn how to write an essay. Discover the three steps to writing an essay, which include choosing a topic, brainstorming, and writing. Explore tips for choosing topics, what brainstorming entails, and the parts of the essay to include when writing.

Expository Writing Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

8. Expository Writing Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

Explore expository writing, a type of writing used to convey information. Discover the structure of expository writing, including the topic, supporting, and closing sentences. Finally, examine common examples of expository writing.

Using Formatting, Graphics & Multimedia in Explanatory Texts: Lesson for Kids

9. Using Formatting, Graphics & Multimedia in Explanatory Texts: Lesson for Kids

There are a few elements that can help to make an explanatory text more engaging. Explore the elements of an essay, including formatting, graphics, and multimedia, and learn ways to find information for essays.

Conducting Research Projects & Writing Reports: Lesson for Kids

10. Conducting Research Projects & Writing Reports: Lesson for Kids

Like other tasks that seem complicated, conducting research and writing a report is much easier when taken one step at a time. Explore the process of gathering information, writing, proofreading, and completing a bibliography.

Creating a Bibliography: Lesson for Kids

11. Creating a Bibliography: Lesson for Kids

A bibliography is a list of sources used in a written work. Learn how to create a bibliography, explore the types of citations, and be mindful of rules to remember when making a bibliography.

How to Explain a Process in an Essay: Lesson for Kids

12. How to Explain a Process in an Essay: Lesson for Kids

Process essays provide step-by-step details about how something works or how something is done. Learn how to use an essay to explain a process. Review the parts of a process essay, including the introduction, body, and conclusion.

How to Write a Descriptive Paragraph or Essay: Lesson for Kids

13. How to Write a Descriptive Paragraph or Essay: Lesson for Kids

Descriptive writing is used to describe details about people, places, and/or things. Learn how to write a descriptive paragraph or essay. Explore the definition of descriptive writing, practice descriptive writing, and review how to make revisions to improve descriptive writing.

How to Write a Poem: Lesson for Kids

14. How to Write a Poem: Lesson for Kids

A poem is a rhythmical verse that tells a story or expresses emotion. Explore the different types of poems, including couplets and quatrains, and learn how to write one.

How to Write a Friendly Letter: Format, Parts & Example

15. How to Write a Friendly Letter: Format, Parts & Example

Sending a friendly letter is one way to correspond with family members and acquaintances. Explore the format and the six parts of a friendly letter, and learn from an example.

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