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Grade 5 Creative Writing Prompt “Bullying” with sample answers

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These Grade 5 Grammar and Creative Writing Worksheets are for understanding and practice purpose.

Bullying

Writing Prompt: On a piece of paper, write a story about a bullying event between two characters and how the bullied person was able to overcome the bullying.

Writing prompts may instruct you to write about fiction or nonfiction. If the prompt does not specify, feel free to make up a story or draw from personal experience. In this prompt, either will work.

Before you begin writing, you’ll need to brainstorm ideas for your story. Think: what is the bullying about? Who is the bully, and who is the bullied? How did the person who was bullied stand up to the bully? There are many different answers to each of these questions, so your story should be unique.

Take a look at the two sample answers provided in response to the given writing prompt. Sample answer number one involves two school-aged girls. Tiffany, the bully, bullies a fellow fourth-grader, Amber. To overcome the bullying, Amber stands up for herself. In the end, Tiffany realizes she needs to be nice and not a bully.

In sample answer number two, the bullying occurs between a two brothers. The older brother, Jason, bullies his younger brother, Jake about his ability to play soccer and his size. Jason’s mother speaks with him about his behavior and explains that Jake looks up to him. In the end, Jason realizes that he shouldn’t act as a bully but as a role model for his younger brother.

Sample Answer #1

Amber, a fourth-grader, is always picked on by a fellow classmate, Tiffany. One day, she walked into school, and Tiffany was standing outside of her classroom.

“Hey, four-eyes. You look especially dorky today. I mean, who wears overalls anymore?” Before continuing, Tiffany called over a couple of her friends. “Hey, girls,” she said, “check out Amber’s pigtails. Doesn’t she look like a baby girl?” Tiffany and the girls began laughing.

Amber, feeling sad, ran past the girls into her classroom. She did her best not to cry. A moment later, Tiffany followed her in. She continued to tease Amber from afar. Finally, Amber had enough. She walked over to Tiffany and spoke her mind.

“Tiffany. You are a bully. But I don’t care what you say or think about me and the way I look. I like the way I look. My family likes the way I look, and my friends like the way I look. And at least I am nice, unlike you. That is the most important thing.”

Tiffany thought for a moment and realized Amber was right. She shouldn’t be a bully. She should be nice to others and treat them the way she wants to be treated. From then on, Tiffany no longer bullied Amber.

 

Example story #1
Question 1. In your story, who is the bully and who is the bullied?
Answer: Tiffany is the bully, and Amber is the bullied.


Question 2. In your story, what is the bullying about?
Answer: Tiffany bullies Amber about the way she looks.


Question 3. In your story, how did the bullied person feel?
Answer: Amber feels sad and wants to cry as a result from the bullying.


Question 4. In your story, how did the bullied person overcome the bullying?
Answer: Amber overcame the bullying by standing up to Tiffany and expressing confidence in the way she looks as well as her personality.


Question 5. Did you write about an event of bullying that happened to you or someone you know or is it a story about bullying you made up?
Answers may vary. Example answer: I wrote about a bullying event that happened to me.


Question 6. Have you ever been bullied? If so, how did it make you feel?
Answers may vary. Example answer: Yes, I have been bullied. It made me feel sad and upset.

Sample Answer #2

Jake, a six year old, looked up to his older brother, Jason. One day, Jason and his friends were playing soccer. Jake joined them. At one point, he went to make a goal, but he missed. Jason turned to his brother.

“You’re too small to play soccer,” he said. “And you’re not very good at all. Go find a little kid game to play.”

Jake, feeling sad and angry, ran home to tell his mom. Later, when Jason came home, his mom sat down and talked with him.

“Jason, you really shouldn’t bully your younger brother. He looks up to you and wants to be able to play soccer as good as you. You should feel honored.”

Jason thought about what his mom had said. Then, he found Jake and asked him if he wanted to play soccer with him. The two of them went outside, and Jason taught Jake how to be a better soccer player.

“You know, your small size is an advantage. You can run through small holes between other players,” Jason told him.

Jake smiled, and the two of them played nice together for the rest of the day.


Example story #2
Question 1. In your story, who is the bully and who is the bullied?
Answer: The bully is Jason who bullies his younger brother, Jake.


Question 2. In your story, what is the bullying about?
Answer: Jason bullies Jake about his ability to play soccer and his size.


Question 3. In your story, how did the bullied person feel?
Answer: Jake felt sad and angry.


Question 4. In your story, how did the bullied person overcome the bullying?
Answer: Jake overcame the bullying by talking to his mom and having her speak with Jason about his behavior.


Question 5. Did you write about an event of bullying that happened to you or someone you know or is it a story about bullying you made up?
Answers may vary. Example answer: I wrote about a bullying event that I made up.


Question 6. Have you ever been bullied? If so, how did it make you feel?
Answers may vary. Example answer: Yes, I have been bullied, and it made me feel angry.

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