This article is in collaboration with WriteShop.
WriteShop offers various writing programs for kindergarten through high school in order to teach homeschoolers how to write with confidence. Their programs provide your children with step by step instructions to build their writing skills. In itself, WriteShop is not a complete language arts program but one which does encourage “growth and awareness” in vocabulary, grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
With WriteShop, the teacher’s manual is the heart of their program. Only a small portion of the teacher manual covers scheduling and teaching strategies while the main portion of it teaches you how to edit and evaluate your child’s work.
According to the WriteShop website, the WriteShop programs teach the elements of styles from developing strong paragraphs with good word choices and variety to essay writing.
Placement help can be found on the WriteShop website HERE.
You can also view sample lessons HERE.
Several TOS Homeschool Crew members have received one of four different products from WriteShop to review.
WriteShop Primary Book A is recommended for kindergarten or first grade. It may also be used with reluctant second graders. The program accommodates pre-writers as well as beginning and developing writers, teaching the skills of the writing process at the very simplest level.
WriteShop Primary Book B is recommended for first and second grade. It may also be used with reluctant third graders. The program accommodates pre-writers as well as beginning and developing writers, teaching the steps of the writing process in a simple, engaging way.
WriteShop Primary Book C is recommended for 2nd and 3rd grade. It may also be used with reluctant 4th graders. Students learn to write simple stories, articles, and reports with parent help. The program accommodates beginning and developing writers, teaching the steps of the writing process in a simple, engaging way.
WriteShop Junior Book D is recommended for 3rd, 4th, or reluctant 5th graders Students learn to write and publish fiction, nonfiction, and poetry using a variety of pre-writing games, graphic organizers, and self-editing tools. Effective with both reluctant and enthusiastic writers. Accompanying Activity Pack is REQUIRED.
The elementary WriteShop products we reviewed can be purchased in both print and e-book formats with price ranges varying from $4.50 to $39.95 depending upon the product and version.
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Click here to see what Crew Members had to say about the various Write Shop Primary levels and Write Shop Junior Book D!
A big thank you to Barbara of Alive in Spirit for writing this introductory article.