WriteShop: Incremental Writing Program Workbook 2 - 4th Edition

WriteShop: Incremental Writing Program Workbook 2 - 4th Edition

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Item #: 002474
ISBN: 9781935027348
Grades: 8-12

Designed for those who want a comprehensive program for foundational writing, WriteShop offers an easy-to-use, teacher-student interactive course. Not sure of your ability to teach writing? WriteShop provides detailed daily lesson plans and instructions for teachers plus student workbooks with instructional content, worksheets, and forms. Teacher prep is minimal since the program materials are so well constructed and organized.

Lessons build incrementally, covering sentence and paragraph construction skills and style in Part I before the longer essay assignments in Part II. Lessons build on each other and should be done in order without any skipping. The writing process is taught throughout the program with Part I focused on descriptive, informative, and narrative writing. Part II continues with persuasive writing. Program components include the Teacher Manual (for Parts I & II) and a Student Workbook for each Part.

Detailed lessons are provided along with weekly schedules – but there is flexibility. Assuming a target audience of 7th to 9th grades, lessons are covered with eight days of activities (two weeks with Fridays off). But an alternative one-week schedule is also provided – possibly for high school students who need a quicker pace. The program could be used with motivated younger students as well. The thing to remember is that the skills covered are what would typically be considered foundational writing skills that prepare a student for the more demanding academic writing of high school. Also, not all types of writing (for instance, poetry) are covered.

The spiral-bound Teacher Manual covers all 30 lessons of both Parts I & II and provides lesson plans and schedules plus a wealth of resource material as indicated by tabbed sections such as editing/evaluating, writing samples, answer keys, and common problems of mechanics. There’s even a section that lists “positive & encouraging comments.” Lessons include pre-writing, copying brainstorming (mind-maps), skill-builders (usually grammatical concepts), sloppy copy (rough drafts), dictation, revising (lots of helps for this), and crafting the final draft.

The Student Workbook - Parts I & II each come three-hole punched, loose-leaf, and shrink-wrapped – all ready to be placed into a three-ring binder. Each lesson includes instructional content, student writing samples, and writing process helps which vary with the lesson but might pertain to any part of the writing process. Also included are planning and skill-builder worksheets. Checklists and an evaluation form aid in that process.

Copying and Dictation Exercises are incorporated into each lesson in Part I. These are strongly encouraged and tend to strengthen both writing and listening skills when done consistently. A book with these exercises is available as a separate purchase.

Written by Christians, previous editions did include some biblical references but this latest 2020 edition no longer includes biblical/Christian content.

Overall, this is an excellent writing program and a wonderful, comprehensive resource for parents teaching one or more children at home or teachers in a co-op or class setting. ~ Janice

Category Description for WriteShop Writing Programs:

WriteShop programs have a reputation for building confident writers through an incremental approach. The first WriteShop programs were written for middle school and high school students, and we have been pleased to see that the series has grown "down" to reach the youngest writers as well. The three branches of the program include the original WriteShop (Books 1 and 2), WriteShop Junior and WriteShop Primary. All levels of the program are well-structured, easy to use and give the parent all of the tools to teach writing well.

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My son needed this for his 9th grade English class.
Sharon S on Sep 11, 2020
Used Write Shop 1 and it works for us. It was recommended by our evaluator and we love it!!
Vicki O on Aug 15, 2019
My son needed this for his 9th grade English class.
Sharon S on Sep 11, 2020
We have done Writeshop I. We are about to start Writeshop II.
Billie A on Oct 18, 2019
Used Write Shop 1 and it works for us. It was recommended by our evaluator and we love it!!
Vicki O on Aug 15, 2019
Liked the first book, so am continuing with it this year.
Sherilyn B on Jun 28, 2019
I have the first workbook in this program. I prefer IEW's materials, but my homeschool provider is going with this one, and it is an acceptable program.
User on Jun 25, 2019
Needed for my son's co-op class
Tina F on Jun 20, 2019
Want to cover all the bases in writing.
Lisa S on Jul 2, 2018
My son has already completed WriteShop 1 so we decided to continue the course. It's a challenging class for him b/c he's 13 but he's getting a lot out of it.
Kara H on Feb 18, 2018
Student finished book 1. I love this program!
Melissa P on Feb 15, 2018
Because we did Writeshop I last year and so I already have the teacher's manual.
Terrie J on Aug 14, 2017
I have used WriteShop for a few years now. Very happy with this program and my student has continued to grow in the writing process. It is very cut and dry, my student is aware of the expectations on a daily basis. It has worked for us throughout his writing career.
User on Jun 8, 2017
For our co-op class. Required text. Great writing program that incorporates all skills
Annie N on Feb 24, 2017
Excellent writing program for both my student and in aiding me in evaluating his writing.
Tonya D on Aug 3, 2016
Cathy Duffy plus other positive internet reviews
laura m on Feb 11, 2016
We are currently enjoying WriteShop I, which was recommended by our homeschool advisor, so we decided to stay with the program.
Eileen M on Nov 3, 2015
We have done Writeshop I. We are about to start Writeshop II.
Billie A on Oct 18, 2019
Liked the first book, so am continuing with it this year.
Sherilyn B on Jun 28, 2019
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Rated 5 out of 5
We used Writeshop 1 last year and decided to continue with Writeshop 2. Instructions are easy to follow. I also have the teachers manual which adds good guidelines for each lesson. The student evaluation sheets allow students to understand expectations and work through edits.
August 22, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great, gentle writing program
This is a wonderful program that works a lot like IEW in a more gentle approach. Highly recommend using WriteShop 1 first, they definitely build on each other.
September 15, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent program
I would recommend this program. It's thorough and has easy to follow instructions both for the teacher and the student. My oldest son was in WriteShop I last year and did very, very good. Our co-op has used this program for quite a while.
September 2, 2016
over 5 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Wonderful step by step approach to writing
August 22, 2016
over 5 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Simple, specific and easy for Mom to use
I have used other writing programs, one very popular in the homeschool community. I like this one much better. It is easy for me to follow with specific instructions on what to look for in correcting their work. It is also easy for the student to use and understand what is expected of him/her. Similar to the other program, it adds on a writing requirement with each lesson, such as an appositive or a past participle.

I used the Workbook 1 (blue binder) for the first year and I am using this for high school. Writing is not my strong point, I write like I talk and that is not how writing is done. I feel confident that my students are learning how to improve their writing and vary their sentences.

I also wanted them to be able to write research papers and reports and this is covered in the material.
October 24, 2015
over 6 years ago

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