WriteShop: Incremental Writing Program Set (Teacher Manual and Workbook 1)
These materials include both instruction and writingassignments.
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.
These materials may offer some light grammar instruction, but the focusis mainly on writing of all types.
Parents who lack confidence in their own ability to teach their students to write have finally got a resource that takes the guess work out of the process. WriteShop provides detailed daily lesson plans and instructions for teachers plus student workbooks with worksheets and forms that walk you all the way through activities, evaluation and grading. Examples, check lists for both students and teachers, and evaluation forms show students the objectives and teachers what to look for in completed work.
Not only do these features make the program easy to use, but the authors have structured lessons to build from the ground up, covering sentence and paragraph structure and style before tackling lengthier assignments. The su
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.