WriteShop Primary teaches the skills of the writing process at the very simplest level through activities, crafts, and picture books.
It accommodates pre-writers at Grade K level as well as beginning and developing writers at Grade 1. Your child needs no previous reading or writing experience.
Slowly and gently, the child is asked to help with the actual writing, first in simple words and later, through copywork. And by turning these stories into a little craft, he will have a project to proudly share with others.
Several schedules help you plan according to your childs grade or skill level. Lessons are divided into eight Activity Sets to thoroughly cover a topic without hurrying the child.
Each Activity Set includes Guided Writing Practice. Activity Sets 2-8 also include a key activity or project.
Activity Set 1: Guided Writing Practice only
Activity Set 2: Pre-writing Activities and Picture Book
Activity Set 3: Brainstorming
Activity Set 4: The Writing Project
Activity Set 5: Editing and Revising
Activity Set 6: Activity Set Worksheet
Activity Set 7: Publishing the Project
Activity Set 8: Want To Do More?
Since early lessons have the option to be entirely oral on the part of the child, there is no pressure, only the opportunity to talk about things that are familiar to him as he watches Mom write down his words. Slowly and gently, the child is asked to help with the actual writing, first in simple words, then through copywork. Extra challenges appear throughout each lesson to keep the interest of a more advanced child.
By the end of Book A, your child will have learned how to plan, create, and publish simple stories with parent help. Along the way, he or she will learn to:
Generate ideas for a story.
Experience planning a story before writing it.
Gather simple information about a topic.
Use a story web to organize information.
Identify beginning, middle, and end.
Choose an appropriate title.
Think of simple ways to improve a story.
Publish a story through a project or craft.