WRITESHOP PRIMARY

Developed for younger children in grades K-3, WriteShop Primary includes fun, colorful, and meaningful activities that provide an introduction to early writing skills flexible enough for children to work at their own pace.

WriteShop Primary: Book A

Developed for younger children in grades K-3, WriteShop Primary provides the same incremental approach to using vivid words, but without the rigor that can often discourage young kids from writing. Fun, colorful, and meaningful activities provide an introduction to early writing skills flexible enough for children to work at their own pace.

Writing is a skill that needs to be taught, and WriteShop makes it easy for the homeschool parent. One lesson every three weeks, working three days per week, allows for focused instruction time in appropriately large quantities and helps to reduce frustration and ensure mastery; lesson plans for one lesson every two, and every week, are also included. Plans for teaching children at multiple levels and using different books are also provided, making life simpler for homeschoolers teaching multiple age ranges.

Lessons have a specific focus, with all the lessons in a book focused around a theme (with optional other themes designed to fit into common unit studies), lesson objectives, materials needed, advance prep, and guided activities sets and guided writing practice instructions. Semi-scripted lessons provide all you need, including questions, instructions, examples of completed work, reduced versions of the sold-separately WriteShop Primary Student Worksheet Pack, and other instructions.

This program is designed to be used incrementally, from each sold-separately Book A, B, and C. "Flying Higher" and "Want to Do More?" activities are provided for advanced students who want more of a challenge. Book A is recommended for 1st grade or a 2nd grader with limited writing experience. 186 pages, indexed, softcover, spiralbound.

WriteShop Primary: Book B

Developed for younger children in grades K-3, WriteShop Primary provides the same incremental approach to using vivid words, but without the rigor that can often discourage young kids from writing. Fun, colorful, and meaningful activities provide an introduction to early writing skills flexible enough for children to work at their own pace.

Writing is a skill that needs to be taught, and WriteShop makes it easy for the homeschool parent. One lesson every three weeks, working three days per week, allows for focused instruction time in appropriately large quantities and helps to reduce frustration and ensure mastery; lesson plans for one lesson every two, and every week, are also included. Plans for teaching children at multiple levels and using different books are also provided, making life simpler for homeschoolers teaching multiple age ranges.

Lessons have a specific focus, with all the lessons in a book focused around a theme (with optional other themes designed to fit into common unit studies), lesson objectives, materials needed, advance prep, and guided activities sets and guided writing practice instructions. Semi-scripted lessons provide all you need, including questions, instructions, examples of completed work, reduced versions of the sold-separately Student Activity Set Worksheet Pack, and other instructions.

This program is designed to be used incrementally, from each sold-separately Book A, B, and C. "Flying Higher" and "Want to Do More?" activities are provided for advanced students who want more of a challenge. Book B is recommended for 2nd grade or a 3rd grader with limited writing experience. 214 pages, indexed, softcover, spiralbound.

WriteShop Primary: Book C

Developed for younger children in grades K-3, WriteShop Primary provides the same incremental approach to using vivid words, but without the rigor that can often discourage young kids from writing. Fun, colorful, and meaningful activities provide an introduction to early writing skills flexible enough for children to work at their own pace.

Writing is a skill that needs to be taught, and WriteShop makes it easy for the homeschool parent. One lesson every three weeks, working three days per week, allows for focused instruction time in appropriately large quantities and helps to reduce frustration and ensure mastery; lesson plans for one lesson every two, and every week, are also included. Plans for teaching children at multiple levels and using different books are also provided, making life simpler for homeschoolers teaching multiple age ranges.

Lessons have a specific focus, with all the lessons in a book focused around a theme (with optional other themes designed to fit into common unit studies), lesson objectives, materials needed, advance prep, and guided activities sets and guided writing practice instructions. Semi-scripted lessons provide all you need, including questions, instructions, examples of completed work, reduced versions of the sold-separately WriteShop Primary Activity Set Worksheet Pack, and other instructions.

This program is designed to be used incrementally, from each sold-separately Book A, B, and C. "Flying Higher" and "Want to Do More?" activities are provided for advanced students who want more of a challenge. Book C is recommended for 3rd grade or a 4th grader with limited writing experience; with adaptations to remove some of the more "childish" activities, it may also be used for older students. 241 pages, indexed, softcover, spiralbound.

WRITESHOP JUNIOR

WriteShop Junior will guide students in grades 3-6 through each stage of the writing process as they transition from guided elementary writing to increasingly independent writing skills.

WriteShop Junior: Book D

Bridging the transition from guided elementary writing to increasingly independent writing skills necessary for later grades, Writeshop Junior will guide students in grades 3-6 through each stage of the writing process . . . while keeping writing fun and enjoyable!

WriteShop D focuses on choosing strong words, using proper grammar & pronunciation; brainstorming, writing paragraphs, research-based assignments, and self-editing.

Writing is a skill that needs to be taught, and WriteShop makes it easy for the homeschool parent to provide hands-on instruction. One lesson every three weeks, working three days per week, allows for focused instruction time in appropriate quantities and helps to reduce frustration and ensure mastery; lesson plans for one lesson every two weeks are also included for families who would prefer to only take 20 weeks to finish the curriculum. Plans for teaching children at multiple levels and using different books are also provided, making life simpler for homeschoolers teaching multiple age ranges.

Each lesson is taught through a series of 8 activity sets, allowing students to become familiar and comfortable with the program format. Students will keep a reading log, complete pre-writing activities, practice journal writing, brainstorm, begin writing a first draft, edit & revise the first draft, work on a final draft, and finally an receive an evaluation with optional extension activities.

Lessons have a specific skill focus, and include lesson objectives, materials needed, advance prep, and detailed instructions for each stage in the process. Lesson plans provide all you need, including step-by-step directions, fully-scripted presentations where necessary, questions, instructions, examples of completed work, and reduced-size reproductions of the sold-separately WriteShop Junior D: Activity Pack.

This level would most likely be appropriate for students in grades 3-5. 266 pages, indexed, softcover, spiralbound.

This WriteShop Junior Book D set includes the tools to guide students towards writing independence. Students will learn to plan, create, self-edit, and publish stories and reports.

Teacher’s Guide:

  • Detailed introduction
  • Step-by-step lesson instructions
  • Writing examples and sample dialogues

Activity Pack:

  • Student Worksheet Pack consisting of 68 activity pages of pre-writing activities, Skill Builders, journal writing prompts, brainstorming worksheets, reading log forms, self-editing checklists, and Junior Writing Skills Evaluation Charts, word banks, games, and graphic organizers
  • Fold-N-Go Grammar Pack Level 1 containing 10 Fold-N-Go Grammar Guides, 20 Fold-N-Go Bookmarks for quick review, Assembly instructions, Answer key
  • Time-Saver Pack containing 20 ready-made props, game cards, spinners, and other activity pages

Available Individually

WriteShop Junior: Level E

Bridging the transition from guided elementary writing to increasingly independent writing skills necessary for later grades, Writeshop Junior will guide students in grades 3-6 through each stage of the writing process . . . while keeping writing fun and enjoyable! WriteShop E focuses on creative writing, including humor, dialogue, scene, setting, stories from personal experience, responding to literature, and more.

Writing is a skill that needs to be taught, and WriteShop makes it easy for the homeschool parent to provide hands-on instruction. One lesson every three weeks (30 weeks), working three days per week, allows for focused instruction time in appropriate quantities and helps to reduce frustration and ensure mastery; lesson plans for one lesson every two weeks are also included for families who would prefer to only take 20 weeks to finish the curriculum. Plans for teaching children at multiple levels and using different books are also provided, making life simpler for homeschoolers teaching multiple age ranges.

Each lesson is taught through a series of 8 activity sets, allowing students to become familiar and comfortable with the program format. Students will keep a reading log, complete pre-writing activities, practice journal writing, brainstorm, begin writing a first draft, edit & revise the first draft, work on a final draft, and finally an receive an evaluation with optional extension activities.

Lessons have a specific skill focus, and include lesson objectives, materials needed, advance prep, and detailed instructions for each stage in the process. Lesson plans provide all you need, including step-by-step directions, fully-scripted presentations where necessary, questions, instructions, examples of completed work, and reduced-size reproductions of the sold-separately WriteShop Junior Activity Pack E, which is required to use this program.

This program level would most likely be appropriate for students in grades 4-6; fifth graders could start in Book E. 272 pages, indexed, softcover, spiralbound.

This WriteShop Junior Book E set includes the tools to continue to guide students towards writing independence. Students will learn to plan, create, self-edit, and publish stories and reports.

Teacher’s Guide:

  • Detailed introduction
  • Step-by-step lesson instructions
  • Writing examples and sample dialogues

Activity Pack:

  • Student Worksheet Pack consisting of 77 activity pages of pre-writing activities, Skill Builders, journal writing prompts, brainstorming worksheets, reading log forms, self-editing checklists, and Junior Writing Skills Evaluation Charts, word banks, games, and graphic organizers
  • Fold-N-Go Grammar Pack Level 2 containing 10 Fold-N-Go Grammar Guides, 20 Fold-N-Go Bookmarks for quick review, Assembly instructions, Answer key
  • Time-Saver Pack containing 20 ready-made props, game cards, spinners, and other activity pages

Available Individually

WriteShop Junior: Level F

Bridging the transition from guided elementary writing to increasingly independent writing skills necessary for later grades, Writeshop Junior will guide students in grades 3-7 through each stage of the writing process . . . while keeping writing fun and enjoyable! WriteShop F focuses on creative writing, including adventure, tall tales, mystery, historical fiction, limerick poetry, writing a persuasive letter, writing a personal narrative, and more.

Writing is a skill that needs to be taught, and WriteShop makes it easy for the homeschool parent to provide hands-on instruction. One lesson every three weeks (30 weeks), working three days per week, allows for focused instruction time in appropriate quantities and helps to reduce frustration and ensure mastery; lesson plans for one lesson every two weeks are also included for families who would prefer to only take 20 weeks to finish the curriculum. Plans for teaching children at multiple levels and using different books are also provided, making life simpler for homeschoolers teaching multiple age ranges.

Each lesson is taught through a series of activity sets, allowing students to become familiar and comfortable with the program format. Students will keep a reading log, complete pre-writing activities, practice journal writing, brainstorm, begin writing a first draft, edit & revise the first draft, work on a final draft, and finally an receive an evaluation with optional extension activities.

Lessons have a specific skill focus, and include lesson objectives, materials needed, advance prep, and detailed instructions for each stage in the process. Lesson plans provide all you need, including step-by-step directions, fully-scripted presentations where necessary, questions, instructions, examples of completed work, and reduced-size reproductions of the sold-separately WriteShop Junior Activity Pack F.

This program level would most likely be appropriate for students in grades 5-6 who are writing at or above grade level or reluctant writers in Grade 7 who have had little to no writing experience. 296 pages, indexed, softcover, spiralbound.

This WriteShop Junior Book F set includes the tools to continue to guide students towards writing independence. Students will learn to plan, create, self-edit, and publish stories and reports.

Teacher’s Guide:

  • Detailed introduction
  • Step-by-step lesson instructions
  • Writing examples and sample dialogues

Activity Pack:

  • Student Worksheet Pack consisting of 89 activity pages of pre-writing activities, Skill Builders, journal writing prompts, brainstorming worksheets, reading log forms, self-editing checklists, and Junior Writing Skills Evaluation Charts, word banks, games, and graphic organizers
  • Fold-N-Go Grammar Pack Level 3 containing 10 Fold-N-Go Grammar Guides, 20 Fold-N-Go Bookmarks for quick review, Assembly instructions, Answer key
  • Time-Saver Pack containing 25 ready-made props, game cards, spinners, and other activity pages

Available Individually

WRITESHOP for MIDDLE and HIGH SCHOOL

WriteShop I & II Resources: Grades 6-12

Flexible and creative, WriteShop is an ideal homeschool writing program for teens! WriteShop lessons give students a chance to practice descriptive, informative, and narrative writing through focusing on brainstorming, drafting, editing, and revision skills. Assignments teach descriptive and informative paragraphs as well as first-and third-person narratives, important techniques of style, and self-editing. The 5th edition features faith-neutral content, streamlined introduction, updated student instructions and student/teacher checklists, and some updated lesson content. This WriteShop 1& II Bundle includes the WriteShop I & II Teacher’s Manual, WriteShop I Student Workbook with 16 lessons, and WriteShop II Student Workbook with14 lessons.  Along with the lessons, the Student Workbooks also provide writing skills checklists, composition evaluation forms, and 17 exhaustive word banks.

This bundle includes:

WriteShop Teacher's Manual that provides:

  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Modeling and discussion ideas
  • Editing and grading tips
  • Skill Builder answer keys
  • Supplemental activities

Student Workbook I

Student Workbook II

The WriteShop Teacher's Guide covers both WriteShop I & WriteShop II and includes lesson plans, student writing samples, keys, appendixes, checklists, and more. Lesson plan tracks are included, with writings on each schedule corresponding to subheadings in the lesson plan. Lessons include materials needed, the lesson focus, "before you begin" notes, pre-writing activities with checklist, practice paragraphs, brainstorming, sloppy copy notes, first revision notes, final draft notes, and grading notes. Other sections provide instructions on editing and evaluating, common errors for each lesson, mechanical problems, supplemental activities, evaluation checklists, and more.

While the student book is written directly to the student, the teacher's guide is still needed to teach the course, as the teacher's guide contains the teacher-specific instructions, keys, and evaluation notes. Copying and Dictation exercises may be assigned by the parent, or there is a Copying and Dictation for WriteShop I booklet available (sold-separately).

5th Edition. Recommended for the average student in grades 6-10, or a bright 5th grader who's working with a parent; average 5th grade students may also spread the course out over two years. At the pace of one lesson in two weeks, students will finish WriteShop I in one year, and Writeshop II in another year.

WriteShop I

Flexible and creative, WriteShop is an ideal homeschool writing program for teens! WriteShop lessons give students a chance to practice descriptive, informative, and narrative writing through focusing on brainstorming, drafting, editing, and revision skills. Assignments teach descriptive and informative paragraphs as well as first-and third-person narratives, important techniques of style, and self-editing. The 5th edition features faith-neutral content, streamlined introduction, updated student instructions and student/teacher checklists, and some updated lesson content.  This bundle includes the WriteShop I & II Teacher’s Manual, WriteShop I Student Workbook, Copy and Dictation Exercises booklet, and an 8.5”x11” poster on “Five Steps of the Writing Process.”

This bundle includes:

“Five Steps of the Writing Process” 8.5” x 11” poster

WriteShop I & II Teacher's Manual:

  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Modeling and discussion ideas
  • Editing and grading tips
  • Skill Builder answer keys
  • Supplemental activities

WriteShop I Student Workbook:

  • 16 lessons with clearly defined writing instructions
  • Writing skills checklists
  • Composition evaluation forms
  • 17 exhaustive word banks

Copying and Dictation Exercises booklet:

  • 16 passages related to the WriteShop I lesson’s writing assignment

Available Individually

WriteShop II

Flexible and creative, WriteShop is an ideal homeschool writing program for teens! The 5th edition features faith-neutral content, streamlined introduction, updated student instructions and student/teacher checklists, and some updated lesson content.  WriteShop lessons give students a chance to practice descriptive, informative, and narrative writing through focusing on brainstorming, drafting, editing, and revision skills.

Assignments teach descriptive and informative paragraphs as well as first-and third-person narratives, important techniques of style, and self-editing. Students learn to choose vivid, descriptive words and vary their sentences in order to build strong paragraphs. With each lesson, they learn and practice new skills, apply them to their current writing project, and edit and revise the composition several times. By the end of the lesson they'll have a polished paper to be proud of! Students write one composition over a two-week period, revising it twice. Exercises are designed to be approached consecutively, incrementally building upon previously learned material. Students edit their papers methodologically, using a Writing Skills Checklist tailored to the individual lesson.

WriteShop II features advanced writing concepts for students in grades 8-12. It's recommended that all students in Grades 6-10 begin with Writeshop I; juniors and seniors can begin with WriteShop II unless they need remedial help. Lessons may take up to an hour per day. At the pace of one lesson in two weeks, students will finish WriteShop II in one year.

Please note that the teacher's edition (sold-separately) is required to use this program.

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