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Grade 5 Creative Writing Prompt “Schedule/Timeline” with sample answers

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

Schedule/Timeline

Writing Prompt: In the space below, write about the events, in order, that occur on a school day from the time you wake to the time you go to bed.

This specific writing prompts requires you to write out a schedule or timeline of events. You may either write it in essay format or list format.


Before you begin writing, you’ll need to brainstorm ideas for your story. Think: What is the first thing you do when you wake up? What do you do when you get home from school? What is the last thing you do before going to bed? 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 written in essay format.


In sample answer number two, the schedule is written in list format, listing the timeline of events in chronological order.

Sample Answer #1

When I have school, my mom wakes me up early. First, I go downstairs and eat my breakfast. Usually, I eat cereal with milk. Sometimes I have waffles. After I eat, I brush my teeth and hair and then get dressed. After all of this, I get my backpack, and my mom drives me to school. When I get to my classroom, I start my morning work. I have math class first, then english, and then social studies. After social studies, I go to lunch. I eat with my friends. After lunch is reading time. After thirty minutes of reading, I have science class, and we do a science experiment. My last class of the day is my elective. My elective can be gym, art, or music. My mom picks me up from school. As soon as I get home, I eat a snack and watch TV for thirty minutes. Then, I sit at my desk in my room and do my homework. Sometimes, I have to ask my mom for help. Once I finish all of my homework, I am allowed to go outside and play. If it is raining, then I stay inside and play video games. My dad gets home around 6pm and that is when we all eat dinner together. Then, after dinner, I take a shower and brush my teeth. After, I get my backpack ready for school in the morning, and my mom and dad tuck me into bed. 
Example story #1

Question 1) In your story, did you write your story in essay format or in list format?
Answer: I wrote my story in essay format.

Question 2) What is the first thing you do when you wake up for school in the mornings?
Answer: The first thing I do when I wake up for school is go downstairs to eat breakfast.

Question 3) What is one thing you always do at school everyday?
Answer: Everyday I eat lunch with my friends.


Question 4) What is the last thing you do before you go to bed on a school night?
Answer: The last thing I do before I go to bed on a school night is get my backpack ready for the next day.


Question 5) What is the first thing you do when you get home from school?
Answer: The first thing I do when I get home from school is eat a snack.


Question 6) List one thing that is different about your day schedule when you have school versus when you do not have school.
Answer: When I don’t have to go to school, I don’t get up as early. I like to sleep in late.

Sample Answer #2

Below is the list of things I do on a school day in order.
1. Wake up to my alarm clock.
2. Take a shower.
3. Get dressed, brush my teeth, and brush my hair.
4. Get on the school bus to school.
5. Eat breakfast at school in the cafeteria.
6. Go to class and turn in all of my homework.
7. Science class and quiz.
8. English/Language arts class.
9. Lunchtime and recess with friends.
10. Reading time
11. Social studies class
12. Music, art, or gym class
13. Math class
14. Get on the school bus for home.
15. Do my homework.
16. Eat a snack.
17. Take my dog outside for a walk.
18. Come inside for dinner with my mom, dad, brother, and sister.
19. Watch TV.
20. Eat a bedtime snack.
21. Brush my teeth and put on my pajamas.
22. Go to bed.
Example story #2

Question 1) In your story, did you write your story in essay format or in list format?
Answer: I wrote my story in list format.

Question 2) What is the first thing you do when you wake up for school in the mornings?
Answer: The first thing I do after I wake up for school is take a shower.

Question 3) What is one thing you always do at school everyday?
Answer: Every day at school we have a quiz.


Question 4) What is the last thing you do before you go to bed on a school night?
Answer: The last thing I do before I go to bed is brush my teeth and put on my pajamas.


Question 5) What is the first thing you do when you get home from school?
Answer: The first thing I do when I get home from school is do my homework.


Question 6) List one thing that is different about your day schedule when you have school versus when you do not have school.
Answer: When I don’t have school, I spend more time outside playing during the day.

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