WriteShop Junior Level D Activity Pack

WriteShop Junior Level D Activity Pack

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Item #: 050511
ISBN: 9781935027140
Grades: 3-5

Product Description:

The student's activity pack includes worksheets for use with each lesson.

Category Description for WriteShop Junior Level D (3-5):

Upper elementary ages (8-11 years) would begin with Level D if they need to learn to identify and use proper grammar and punctuation, how to choose strong words, brainstorming before writing, writing a paragraph, writing research-based articles, or self-editing and revising their own work. This level could be stretched into grades 6-7 for a child with learning struggles (although the worksheets may seem childish). Children who are comfortable with basic sentence structure and have learned basic paragraph skills would begin with Level E.

Topics covered include grammar and punctuation; narrowing topic; brainstorming; sentence structure, basic paragraph; using emotion and five senses; choosing strong words; self-editing and revising; and creative publishing. Writing topics include humor, adventure, science fiction, mystery, poetry/haiku, folktales, historical fiction, personal narrative and expository writing.




Category Description for WriteShop Junior (3-5):

WriteShop® Junior continues the same incremental, step-by-step successful approach of the WriteShop® program. It is designed for parents and children to use in close conjunction, teaching children to write fiction, non-fiction, poems, short reports through the use of games, graphic organizers and self editing tools. These levels also have handy scheduling options to choose from, so you can determine whether a 3-week lesson/ 30-week plan or a 2 week per lesson/ 20-week plan will fit better into your schooling.

The flexible nature and focus on skills make selecting the best starting point straightforward. The author recommends choosing the level that fits best with the child's thinking skills and not his grammar, writing, or spelling skills. Key concepts are taught in all levels so children will not feel like they have "missed" something. Upper elementary ages (8-11 years) would begin with Level D if they need to learn to identify and use proper grammar and punctuation, how to choose strong words, brainstorming before writing, writing a paragraph, writing research-based articles, or self-editing and revising their own work. This level could be stretched into grades 6-7 for a child with learning struggles (although the worksheets may seem childish). Children who are comfortable with basic sentence structure and have learned basic paragraph skills would begin with Level E. At this level, five paragraph writing is introduced about 2/3 of the way through. Level E is designed for the 4th-5th grader or reluctant 6th grader. 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.

The Teacher's Guide contains the schedules; materials and supplies lists; teaching tips for hands-on projects and the writing skills used throughout the book; the body of each lesson and instructions for all activities. The student's Activity Pack includes worksheets for use with each lesson along with the Fold-N-Go Grammar Pack. The Fold-N-Go Grammar Pack contains colorful papers that can be assembled to form 10 portable grammar and writing flipbooks which can be mounted inside a file folder. If you'd prefer not to invest time making your own, the Time- Saver Pack includes ready-made materials (like spinners and game cards) described in the Teachers Guide. Permission is granted for copying worksheet and Fold-N-Go pages for single-family use. Zach/Deanne


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
3
Grade End
5
ISBN
9781935027140
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
WriteShop
Weight
1.6313 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.75"
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I used this level for both of my boys and thought my daughter would also enjoy this writing program
Donna B on May 3, 2021
We are interested in developing writing skills. This was recommended by RR.
Helen T on Sep 26, 2019
I used this level for both of my boys and thought my daughter would also enjoy this writing program
Donna B on May 3, 2021
I used this curriculum with my older daughter and it was great!
Joy on Apr 12, 2020
We are interested in developing writing skills. This was recommended by RR.
Helen T on Sep 26, 2019
we're using it in our homeschool coop group
Krista S on Sep 2, 2019
We did level C last year. I was able to adjust it for both of my daughters and they both really enjoyed it, even my daughter who doesn't like writing.
Sara S on Apr 26, 2019
My son struggles significantly with writing and dislikes all writing activities. He said this looks fun, so we had to give it a try if he is actually excited about it.
User on Feb 16, 2019
this looks like a fun interactive writing program for reluctant writers. I cant wait to start this with my 4th grader
Daniela L on Nov 18, 2018
I needed it to go with the Teachers guide
gina c on Aug 12, 2018
Home school 4th grader
Michell M on Aug 9, 2018
"I chose this because my son has dysgraphia and I read it breaks down the writing process into manageable steps."
Connie N on Sep 1, 2017
Used it as a beginning foundation for writing, Made writing less scary for the younger kids and it was not as rigid as IEW which I used in the upper grades.
Sharon R on Aug 29, 2017
good step by step program
Evan H on Aug 23, 2017
It came highly recommended, I want to preview it to see if it will work for us.
Melissa K on Feb 28, 2017
Readily available at a competitive price.
Kelly J on Aug 5, 2016
I used this curriculum with my older daughter and it was great!
Joy on Apr 12, 2020
we're using it in our homeschool coop group
Krista S on Sep 2, 2019
Does this include the teachers guide?
A shopper on Jul 29, 2021
BEST ANSWER: This is just the packet of activities and worksheets. It is essential for WriteShop D and you still need to order the Teacher's Guide separately.
Can I get by teaching this with just the activity pack and not the teacher's manual?
A shopper on Aug 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Personally, I think the teacher's manual is necessary. It had alot of suggestions and scripts for each lesson. There were also tidbits from other parents as to how they might have tweaked something to work for their student or situation. Not every lesson has a worksheet in the activity pack to go with it.
What all is included with this?
A shopper on Jun 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: All of the activity pages to go with the lessons. You can not get by without this. They are very specific for each type of writing. The teacher manual doesn't give you an image of what they look like, so you really can't do the units without them.
do you need two activity packs if teaching two children?
A shopper on Aug 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You can make copies of the black and white sheets in the pack. The publisher gives permission for worksheets and evaluation pages to be reproduced for single family use. You may want to get an extra Fold-N_Go Grammar Pack as these are on colored paper that would not copy well.
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Rated 4 out of 5
A great writing program
I purchased this curriculum this year as a first time homeschooling mom after I realized the public school had not prepared my children to write. I have a 4th grader and 5th grader and decided to start with the first Junior level D book and work our way through. I have to say I am not disappointed.

There are 10 Lessons that have mini activities that build up using the writing process in each activity over a two week period until the student has a completed, and polished writing project at the end. The activities are based on the writing process (brainstorming, pre write, editing, etc.) and are the same concept or format each week so you and your student can get in a groove of how to work through the activity with each of the ten lessons. Each of the lessons cover a topic such as "Writing a Letter of Invitation", or "Persuasive Writing" etc...

The student activity book contains the materials needed for each activity that includes manipulatives, graphic organizers, etc. The time saver pack is almost the same thing as the student book but has lines and pre-made materials so you don't have to create what is needed for an activity as it's already done for you. I recommend purchasing this, lamenting it, and using it for future students.

The grammar portion of the writers shop curriculum is very basic. It covers simple topics like types of sentences, or when, where, and how to use a period. A separate grammar program is needed as this program is designed to reinforce and review basic grammar not teach complete and thorough concepts of grammar. (I recommend Saxon Grammar for a more thorough approach).

Overall, my two boys, who have never enjoyed writing, love this program. My 9 year old struggles with writing yet when we "share the pen" he is thriving with this program and making gains in his writing. My 11 year old excels at writing and yet is still challenged with this program because he is able to add details and make it his own piece of work.
October 8, 2020


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