WriteShop: Incremental Writing Program Set (Teacher Manual and Workbook 1) 4th Edition

WriteShop: Incremental Writing Program Set (Teacher Manual and Workbook 1) 4th Edition

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Grades: 6-10

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.




Primary Subject
English/Writing
Grade Start
6
Grade End
10
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
WriteShop
Weight
3.45 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 9.62" x 1.25"
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It looks like a solid writing program
Jodi S on Aug 6, 2019
I've used it before. Excellent!
Joesph S on Mar 4, 2019
It looks like a solid writing program
Jodi S on Aug 6, 2019
Researched many writing programs for my dyslexic 7th grader. This program was highly recommended by a friend. After looking it over, it seems like it will be a perfect fit for my daughter. We are also using the video course companion. My daughter loved the sample video lesson and is excited to begin.
User on Jul 25, 2019
I've used it before. Excellent!
Joesph S on Mar 4, 2019
Recommended by Homeschooling With Dyslexia, plan to use with my high school freshman this year.
User on Aug 21, 2018
Came highly recommended. Planning to use it with my homeschool co-op.
Joel S on Apr 10, 2018
homeschool writing course
Amy A on Dec 13, 2016
I am an educational therapist working with students individually and am looking for a structured concrete way of teaching writing.
Blossom Z on Aug 18, 2016
My older children are taking a writing class next year, and the instructor uses the Writeshop curriculum. I want them to have a head start so they are familiar with the material.
Traci R on Mar 11, 2016
I needed a program that would help me teach writing. I'm excited about the reviews of this program.
Janna N on Feb 14, 2016
Cathy Duffy plus other internet positive reviews
laura m on Feb 11, 2016
I have been looking for a good writing program and this seems like it would be what would work for us.
Angela S on Dec 16, 2015
Researched many writing programs for my dyslexic 7th grader. This program was highly recommended by a friend. After looking it over, it seems like it will be a perfect fit for my daughter. We are also using the video course companion. My daughter loved the sample video lesson and is excited to begin.
User on Jul 25, 2019
Recommended by Homeschooling With Dyslexia, plan to use with my high school freshman this year.
User on Aug 21, 2018
is this a secular curriculum?
A shopper on Jan 12, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Is curriculum is a gentle approach to teach writing skills. The checklist for the student includes the question: "Is my topic and choice of words pleasing to the Lord?" But the writing assignments are not focused on God, the Bible, godly character, or Christian principles. The assignments focus on describing different things: a person, a pet, food, etc., writing a report, a biography, an essay, a narrative, etc. I and my son are enjoying this curriculum more than any other we've done.
How teacher intensive is this program?
A shopper on Mar 28, 2019
BEST ANSWER: For my family it really depended on how much writing knowledge they had. My 9th grader only needs me to look at her final draft and maybe explain some of the new concepts they want in the papers. But they show lots of examples so it was very few that I showed her.
My 7th grader needed more help because we had never written anything other than narrations. But we’re almost through and he’s getting the hang of it now. I have to remind him to add the “extras” in his paper. So for us, the skill builders were simple. No help needed. When writing the paper, oldest needed zero help but the younger just needed me to explain the topics. Maybe one on one help 10 minutes a day once he completed the paper. And that was just to fine tune it, taking out linking verbs and using action verbs, adding prepositions and appositives, etc.
I will use this one again with him next year but move my daughter to the write shop ii level.
What is the difference between this set and the WriteShop I Set with References (WS1WRF)? The description makes it sound like the same program (with additional references), but one item is pictured with Binders and the other with Bound Workbooks.
User on Jul 20, 2016
WriteShop: Incremental Writing Program Set (Teacher Manual and Workbook 1) 4th Edition
WriteShop: Incremental Writing Program Set (Teacher Manual and Workbook 1) 4th Edition
WriteShop: Incremental Writing Program Workbook 1 - 4th Edition
WriteShop: Incremental Writing Program Workbook 1 - 4th Edition
WriteShop I Set with References
WriteShop I Set with References
BEST ANSWER: The set comes with the student book, teacher book, and extras for grammar. The blue three ringer binder is the same product as the new paper back version of writeshoo. They just aren't providing a binder you have to buy your own. The paper in the new book is cheaper quality as well.
I am trying to understand what comes with this package. It says Teacher Manual and Workbook 1. The picture shows the Teacher's Manual is for Levels 1 and 2. Is this correct? Thx!
A shopper on Mar 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Teacher's Manual for this program is a combined volume and covers both Levels 1 and 2. This package, however, only includes the first of the Student Workbooks. When ready you will need to purchase #2474, Workbook 2.
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