WriteShop Primary Book A Activity Set Worksheet Pack

WriteShop Primary Book A Activity Set Worksheet Pack

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ISBN: 9781935027034
Grades: K-2

Category Description for WriteShop Primary (K-3):

Most homeschool moms recognize the importance of our children developing strong writing skills. But perhaps you're like me, a creditable writer myself but without a clue how to go about teaching writing to my children. I would have been thrilled to find a program like WriteShop Primary. With a reputation for building confident writers through an incremental approach, WriteShop has been a favorite for middle school and high school students for years. Now the publishers are developing an introductory program for very young writers that has the same incremental approach and is structured to provide opportunities for the primary student to feel successful in writing largely because the parent is working closely with the student. This is an impressive program that is carefully sequenced, easy on both student and teacher, and a delight for the eyes. The young child's writing skills are developed because plenty of time is spent on writing activities as well as focused instruction that builds confidence. Each of the three levels can be used independently but the incremental nature of the books encourages going through all three sequentially. Three-week, two-week, and one-week lesson plans are provided for the ten lessons in each book. Your choice of lesson plans depends on what ages of children you are teaching and how quickly you want to get through the material. In other words, if you have a kindergartner, you will probably choose the three-week plan and progress through the books at a rate of one per year. If, on the other hand, you have a second grader, you might choose to do Book B or C using the two or three-week plan or complete Books A, B, & C using the one-week plans. The spiral-bound Teacher's Guide books each provide information on how to organize the study along with plans for using two different levels with two students at different grade levels. Books provide introduction material, information for setting up and supplying a home writing center, specific information for teaching the writing lessons, and evaluation quidelines. Each lesson is based around a theme but these themes can be altered or adapted to allow for integration of the writing lessons with other theme-based studies. Lesson formats are similar and include guided writing practice, pre-writing activities, brainstorming, a writing project, publishing the project, and ideas for "doing more". Each lesson includes an activity that reinforces some aspect of the lesson. While the lessons are not totally scripted, they are well laid-out and easy to follow. Teacher prep is minimal requiring reading through the lessons, equipping a writing center that is either "permanent" or "packable", and occasionally cutting out paper shapes, etc. The heart of the program - guided writing practice - is kept simple (but carefully structured to lay a foundation in writing) and short (5-10 minutes). The Activity Sets that accompany each Book provide worksheet pages that tie together and reinforce skills taught in each lesson. In addition, there are two evaluation charts - each for five lessons. The material from the Activity Set may be reproduced for family use although not for co-op or school use. ~ 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
K
Grade End
2
ISBN
9781935027034
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
WriteShop
Weight
0.1875 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.06"
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To begin writing with my Kinder boy.
Stephanielynn B on May 22, 2021
we're using it in our homeschool coop group
Krista S on Sep 2, 2019
To begin writing with my Kinder boy.
Stephanielynn B on May 22, 2021
We are coming out of the public schools, and this seems to fit the popular writing approach in public classrooms right now: "writer's workshop." I do really like that format. It seems to promote creativity, open expression, and writing enthusiasm within a structured format.
Andrea R on Sep 6, 2020
we're using it in our homeschool coop group
Krista S on Sep 2, 2019
writing
karri s on Aug 23, 2019
A successful, veteran homeschooling mom of seven children over the past 25 years recommended this writing program for my kindergartner. After researching and reading Cathy Duffy's recommendation, I was sold. I already purchased a used copy of WriteShop Primary from the homeschooling mom who no longer needed this item, so I only needed the worksheet pack to accompany the manual.
Christina L on Jul 31, 2019
Needed this to go with the WriteShop Curriculum.
Laura L on Aug 11, 2017
Bought the Teachers Guide and thought it looked encouraging!
Katrina P on Feb 24, 2017
This is my favorite Kindergarten writing curriculum. The lessons and activities are well laid out, there is just enough repetition (but still interesting), and the activity sheets are a lot of fun. This curriculum works for Mom AND the kids :)
Jennifer T on Dec 12, 2016
My 7 year old does not like to write. I'm hopeful these prompts will help her develop a love for writing.
Julie T on Oct 29, 2015
I have used book b and am trying book a now.
Dawn W on Oct 27, 2015
I needed this packet to complete the Write Shop Primary A program.
Shonda K on Oct 3, 2015
We are coming out of the public schools, and this seems to fit the popular writing approach in public classrooms right now: "writer's workshop." I do really like that format. It seems to promote creativity, open expression, and writing enthusiasm within a structured format.
Andrea R on Sep 6, 2020
writing
karri s on Aug 23, 2019
Do you need the teachers guide as well?
A shopper on Mar 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you do. The Worksheet Pack is just the worksheets that are used as part of the program as a whole. Each "unit" is 8 lessons, and the worksheets are only for 1 or 2 of those lessons. The rest of the activities are only in the teachers guide. It is a wonderful program, though! We are now on Book C, and I wish I would have started it with my daughter sooner. It has made her a better writer and me a better teacher of writing.
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