You will find a series of various writing worksheets that focus on specific forms of writing. We do a pretty good job of exploring all the major writing genres that you will see in school. As you scroll down you will find grade leveled worksheets that focus on skills that are to be mastered at each level. We feature a wide array of writing prompts that can really help set your writing in motion to help you make the most of it. In this section of our website, we have a ton of worksheets for you to become a better writer, at your own pace. Because writing is a form of open response, we don't offer answer keys to many areas. In some cases, we offer mild suggestions that you will find helpful. The sheets cover a wide range of writing forms and explain the processes used for each. You will also find deep checklists and tips for writing in each format. We also feature paper that can be printed and written directly on.
The purpose of this form is to describe people, places, or things in a vibrant way to capture the attention and imagination of our audience.
This form encourages students to investigate a concept or an idea. Along the way they will learn to evaluate evidence.
This is something people just do not do enough anymore in the world today. That is why if you want to make a significant statement when you send a handwritten letter it will get attention from the intended reader for certain.
Students are at the age now where we can expect them to be more self-aware and reflective. As a result, the pieces they write are often surprising and amazing.
This is the stage where young writers are starting to break out of their shell and form a signature style.
This is all about a good old fashion story with characters, a climax, and some form of solution. This is where fiction starts.
When we are trying to sell someone on our idea and convince them that our point of view should help them form their own opinion. You can persuade people towards or away from something.
Practice make perfect and this section will make students want to express their thoughts.
Students will react to characters, settings, themes, and overall motivations of well-known works and works of their own.
This is the most scientific and robotic form we explore. This is where a writer will explain directions or instructions.
Grade Leveled Writing Worksheets
All of the sections below are leveled specifically for set grade levels. The skills students will need to be successful will age appropriate. We highly suggest that you have students revisit past grade levels to keep their skills sharp.
What Are the Different Writing Styles?
Writing is an essential job skill that cannot be overlooked or devalued in anyway. It is a critical part to becoming a good reader. In my experience, avid readers are consistently your stronger writers. There are some habits that are shared by many well accomplished writers and it start with being able to process and work with feedback and criticism. Good writers are not only highly self-reflective they actually take the time to process what others tell them about their style. Strong writers have a bold vocabulary library at their disposal. They also have an inherit knack to when to use those words within their works. One thing is for sure, the more your write and listen to your teachers' feedback, the better you will learn to write. To pass knowledge from generation to generation we rely heavily on the written word. The written word started as drawing in caves and morphed into full written language. The Greeks and Romans later brought the spoken word to a whole new level with the creation of the phonetic system.
Holding a pen and scribbling words on a paper does not make you a writer. Different writing styles serve different purposes, and becoming a good writer requires an understanding of what you want to achieve through what you are putting on paper.
The Different Types of Writing Styles
Narrative writing is a form of storytelling. It takes your reader on a journey with a start, middle, and end. Your protagonist should start from a certain point, go through an experience, and reach a conclusion in their story. In this form, you follow a specific theme, for example, forbidden love, love triangle, or hero’s journey, and use common storytelling elements, such as the plot, setting, character, emotion, conflict, and the moral lessons or message you want to get across.
Where is It Used?
It is common to adopt this writing style when creating works of fiction, but you can adopt a narrative form while composing a nonfiction work to add an element of interest in your stories. You can use narrative writing in short stories, novels, speeches, presentations, memoirs, etc.
Examples of Narrative Writing
- Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
- The Iliad by Homer
- Death. After Life by Joan Didion
Painting a picture with words is a perfect way to define descriptive writing. You can use similes and metaphors to describe hard-to-express feelings. The more vivid the description, the more connected your reader will feel with the story.
Where Is It Used?
Descriptive writing explains the scenes and settings in creative works and ideas and concepts in a formal setting. Here’s where you can use the descriptive style: stories, novels, poems, product or destination descriptions, and memoirs.
Examples of Descriptive Writing
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Out, Out- by Robert Frost
You need to adopt a persuasive writing style to get your point across, share a personal opinion, or convince your reader or listener to sympathize, support, or agree with you. You cannot achieve that by simply sharing your viewpoint. You will need to add statistical data, testimonial, textual, or anecdotal evidence to back up your viewpoint. It is best to remove the element of emotion from persuasive writing.
Where Is It Used?
Essays, speeches, presentations, letters of recommendation, job applications, editorial pieces, reviews, and sales and business writeups display this form by attempting to convince people of their point of view.
Example of Persuasive Writing
- Why are smartphones bad for kids?
- Top 5 reasons to buy an immersion blender
- Is legalizing marijuana a good idea?
Expository writing aims to declare facts or teach or inform the reader about a particular subject or topic. An piece of expository piece should answer as many what, why, who, and when questions a reader can think of about that subject. It should have easy-to-understand language with minimal technical jargon. Keeping one’s opinions and emotions at bay while writing an expository document is vital.
Where is It Used?
Previously considered strictly academic, expository writing is now found all over the web in explanatory and step-by-step articles. You should adopt this style for teaching or training through written language. FAQ pages, DIY articles, training materials, textbooks, self-help articles, and technical pieces are all written in the expository style.
Examples of Expository Writing
- This article – the one you're reading right now
- All 'how to' articles on the internet
- The History of Chess