WriteShop Junior Level F (5-7)
Targeting the 5th-6th grader (or reluctant 7th), Level F is recommended for children fluent in basic paragraph skills. Five paragraph writing is taught (or reviewed) about 2/3 of the way through. This level can also be a good fit for a 12-13 year old who needs more time to work on foundational writing skills like narrowing the topic, using graphic organizers, improving sentence length, developing characters, setting, plot, using dialogue or writing five paragraph compositions and research reports. Children comfortable with these skills are ready for the Writeshop® writing program. See below for more information on content at each level.
Topics covered include planning/organizing writing projects; synonyms; sensory detail; sentence starters; developing voice and emotion; using references; self-editing; key grammar skills; and publishing. Writing topics include adventure, tall tales, mystery, historical fiction, summary, poetry/limericks, persuasive letters, personal narrative, book report/literature response, expository writing/non-fiction report.