WriteShop I - Basic Curriculum Set

WriteShop I - Basic Curriculum Set

An Incremental Writing Program

by Kim Kautzer, Debra Oldar
Publisher: WriteShop
5th Edition, ©2020, Item: 75402
Three Ring Binder, 298 pages
Price: $117.95

WriteShop I teaches students the basics of descriptive, informative, and narrative writing.

This level is ideal for most 6th-10th graders. It also works successfully with older high schoolers who need to learn these skills. In most cases, it is recommended that students complete WriteShop I before beginning WriteShop II.

Not only do students learn to narrow their topics and choose vivid, descriptive wording, they learn to add interest to their writing by varying their sentence structure. Each lesson's Skill Builder introduces new tools and provides practice. Once a new sentence variation is introduced, students will apply it in future writing lessons. This "Learn-Practice-Do" approach helps ensure mastery. The teacher's manual provides parents and teachers with the tools they need to teach both WriteShop I and WriteShop II.

  • The workbook contains 16 lessons (these lessons are consumable but may be reproduced within a single family)
  • Most students complete WriteShop I in one year (at two weeks per lesson)
  • Step-by-step instructions for each lesson, written to the student
  • Creative and varied lessons, skill builders, and supplemental activities.
  • Skill Builders to teach and reinforce new concepts
  • Student and Teacher Writing Skills Checklists specific to each lesson (one per lesson)
  • Composition Evaluation Forms (one per lesson)
  • Seventeen exhaustive word banks
  • Comes in two three-ring binders with tabbed dividers: a workbook and a teacher manual (which works with WriteShop II).
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