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Grade 5 Creative Writing Prompt “Opinion” with sample answers

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

Opinion

Writing Prompt: On a piece of paper, write about an opinion you have on movies vs. books. Give at least two reasons why you think what you do.

Writing prompts may instruct you to write about fiction or nonfiction. In this prompt, you are instructed to write about your opinion on whether books or movies are better.


Before you begin writing, you’ll need to brainstorm ideas for your story. Think: Do you like movies or books better? Why? What are strong selling points of your opinion? 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 tells about the author’s opinion on why he thinks books are better than movies. His two reasons are that you can imagine more of the world in a book than you can when watching a movie and books help you learn vocabulary and writing skills unlike movies.


In sample answer number two, the author writes about her opinion of movies being better than books. She gives two reasons. One is that movies are more visually enjoyable than books. The second reason is that movies tell a story over a shorter period than books do.

Sample Answer #1

My opinion of movies versus books is that books are better than movies. I have two main reasons why I believe this.

First of all, I think books are better than movies because they allow you to immerse yourself into the world of the book and imagine things the way you want. There is more freedom to do this when reading a book than when watching a movie. When you watch a movie, everything visually plays out in front of you, including the events and the characters. However, in a book, you have more freedom to imagine these things yourself.

My second reason why I believe books are better than movies is that they help you learn. Reading books helps to strengthen your mind. It shows you different writing styles, can teach you grammar, and can teach you vocabulary. Further, reading books helps you to become a better writer yourself.


In conclusion, I think books are better than movies. I have two reasons why I believe this. One is that books give you the freedom to imagine the world more than movies. The second is that books help you to learn. 

Example story #1

Question 1) What is your opinion of books vs. movies (which do you like better)?
Answer: My opinion is that books are better than movies.

Question 2) What is one reason you like books better than movies or vice versa?
Answer: One reason I like books better than movies is that you have more freedom to imagine the world than when you watch the world play out in front of you when watching a movie.

Question 3) In your own words, what does the word opinion mean to you?
Answer: Opinion means what you believe.


Question 4) Which of the following is a synonym for the word opinion?
Answer: d) all of the above


Question 5) What do you feel makes a strong argument on why one thing is better than the other?
Answer: I feel that reasons that cannot be disputed make a strong argument.


Question 6) Write one reason supporting the opposite of your opinion.
Answer: Movies are better than books because they are more visually appealing than books.

Sample Answer #2

My opinion on movies versus books is that movies are better than books. I believe this for two reasons. First, movies are more visually appealing than books. Second, movies play out a story quicker than books do.

To further support my opinion, I will give additional detail on my reasons. First, movies are primarily visual. Books, on the hand, are not very visually appealing. They are comprised of mainly text. Movies play out a story, the events, and its characters on a screen.

My second reason is that movies play out a story over a shorter time period than books do. To read a book takes a long time. Sometimes, I read books for days or weeks. I get anxious about how a story ends this way.

However, on the other hand, movies play out a story over a much faster time period, usually between one and a half and three hours. This is also good because it allows you to have time to do other important things.


Therefore, my opinion is that movies are better than books. They are more visually appealing than books are, and they tell a story over a shorter time period, allowing you more time to do other things.

Example story #2

Question 1) What is your opinion of books vs. movies (which do you like better)?
Answer: My opinion is that movies are better than books.

Question 2) What is one reason you like books better than movies or vice versa?
Answer: One reason I like movies better than books is because they are more visually enjoyable than books.

Question 3) In your own words, what does the word opinion mean to you?
Answer: Your opinion is your view of something.


Question 4) Which of the following is a synonym for the word opinion?
Answer: d) all of the above


Question 5) What do you feel makes a strong argument on why one thing is better than the other?
Answer: I feel many reasons to support your opinion helps to make a strong argument.


Question 6) Write one reason supporting the opposite of your opinion.
Answer: Books are better than movies because they can help you teach things like reading and writing skills.


Question 6) True or False. Stories can have more than one main point.
Answer: True.

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