WriteShop Book C is an exciting, parent-guided writing curriculum for K-3rd graders with daily, easy-to-implement activities to share with your young learner.
WriteShop teaches the skills of the writing process at the very simplest level through activities, crafts, and picture books. It accommodates pre-writers as well as beginning and developing writers, so your youngster 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?
WriteShop Primary Book C introduces the steps of the writing process through engaging activities, crafts, and picture books and creates an environment that promotes a joy of learning. The program accommodates pre-writers as well as beginning and developing writers.
Primary Book C is recommended for students in second and third grade.
It may also be used with reluctant fourth graders.
Even at this level, if your child is reluctant or not able to write on his own, youâ€™re encouraged to let her dictate her stories to you. As her skills develop, she will learn to help more and more with the actual writing. For a more advanced child, extra challenges appear throughout each lesson to promote stronger writing habits.
By the end of Book C, your child will have learned to plan, create, and publish simple stories, articles, and reports with parent help.
He or she will:
Plan the main ingredients of a story before beginning to write.
Learn to as who, what, when, where, and why?
Learn to use different graphic organizers.
Write entries in a personal journal.
Describe an object, a person, and a place.
Write a nonfiction article.
Write a book report.
Learn to use research to write a short report.
â€œPublishâ€ stories through projects or crafts.
Other skills introduced in Book C include:
Using standard spelling and spelling tools.
Using a dictionary to help improve writing and spelling.
Identifying and choosing describing words.
Summarizing contents of familiar books.
Collecting research facts about a topic.
Using a simple self-editing checklist.
Using computer publishing software.