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Grade 5 Creative Writing Prompt “Persuasion” with sample answers

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

Persuasion

Writing Prompt: On a piece of paper, write an essay to convince someone why either zombies or vampires are better than the other. Include three main reasons.

This specific writing prompts requires you to write a persuasive essay. In other words, you want to come up with three reasons to persuade someone why one thing is better than the other. Your essay should have five separate paragraphs. The first should be the introduction. The second, third, and fourth paragraphs should be the three reasons, and the final paragraph should be the conclusion.


Before you begin writing, you’ll need to brainstorm ideas for your story. Think: Do you think vampires or zombies are better than the other? What are the three reasons you believe this? 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 is an essay trying to persuade the readers that zombies are better than vampires. The three reasons why  zombies are smarter is because they eat brains, zombies can go outside anytime during the day or night, and they are related to Frankenstein the monster who is awesome.

 In sample answer number two, the writer is trying to persuade the readers that vampires are better than zombies. The three reasons why that are given are vampires have sharp teeth, vampires can turn into bats and fly, and vampires are faster than zombies.

Sample Answer #1

I think that zombies are better than vampires. I have three main reasons why I believe this. First, zombies are smarter than vampires because they eat brains. Second, zombies are able to go outside at any point during the day or night. Third, they are single minded.

First, I think zombies are much smarter than vampires are because they eat brains. All of those brains must make them smart. Being smart is a good characteristic for anyone to have.

Second, in addition to being smarter, I believe that zombies are also better because they can be outside at any point during the day or night. Vampires, on the other hand, can only be outside at night because they will burn if they are exposed to the sun. Because of this, vampires sleep all day and are lazy. Lazy people don’t get things done.


Finally, zombies are better than vampires because they are cousins of Frankenstein the monster, and Frankenstein is just plain awesome. So, anyone or anything related to him is also awesome.


Therefore, I believe that zombies are better than vampires. Zombies are smarter, can go out anytime, anywhere, and they are related to Frankenstein. 

Example story #1

Question 1) In your story, what did you write was better than the other, vampires or zombies?
Answer: I wrote a persuasion essay arguing that zombies are better than vampires.

Question 2) List your first reason of persuasion for your opinion.
Answer: My first reason was that zombies are smarter than vampires because they eat brains.

Question 3) List your second reason of persuasion for your opinion.
Answer: My second reason was that zombies can be outside at anytime during the day and night whereas vampires can only be out at night.


Question 4) List your third reason of persuasion for your opinion.
Answer: My third reason was that zombies are related to Frankenstein the monster who is awesome, so zombies too must also be awesome.


Question 5) Choose the best choice synonym for the word persuade.
a) Convince b) Influence c) Encourage d) All of the above
Answer: d) All of the above


Question 6) How many paragraphs should a persuasion essay requiring FOUR reasons have?
Answer: A persuasion essay requiring four reasons should have six paragraphs – introduction, four reasoning paragraphs, and a conclusion.

Sample Answer #2

I believe that vampires are better than zombies for many reasons. The main reasons include vampires have sharp teeth, vampires can turn themselves into bats and fly, and vampires are fast.

First, vampires have very sharp teeth. These sharp teeth help them bite and chew things easily. Zombies have difficulty with this because their teeth aren’t sharp like vampire teeth.

My next reason is that vampires are better than zombies because they can fly. Zombies can’t fly. They can only walk and that is lame. Vampires are able to fly by turning themselves into bats. In this form, they are able to fly all around the sky.


Finally, my last reason is that vampires are fast. They are much faster than zombies. This is primarily because of their ability to fly. Vampires can cover more ground and get more done than zombies can because of their quickness.


In conclusion, it is clear that vampires are much better than zombies are. They have sharp teeth, can fly, and are fast. These are all great qualities that set them apart from zombies who have dull teeth, can’t fly, and are slow.

Example story #2

Question 1) In your story, what did you write was better than the other, vampires or zombies?
Answer: I wrote a persuasion essay arguing that vampires are better than zombies.

Question 2) List your first reason of persuasion for your opinion.
Answer: My first reason was that vampires have sharp teeth so they can bite things easily.

Question 3) List your second reason of persuasion for your opinion.
Answer: My second reason was that vampires can turn into bats and fly around.


Question 4) List your third reason of persuasion for your opinion.
Answer: My third reason was that vampires are faster than zombies.


Question 5) Choose the best choice synonym for the word persuade.
a) Convince b) Influence c) Encourage d) All of the above
Answer: d) All of the above


Question 6) How many paragraphs should a persuasion essay requiring FOUR reasons have?
Answer: A persuasion essay requiring four reasons should have six paragraphs – introduction, four reasoning paragraphs, and a conclusion.

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