WriteShop TM

Teacher’s Manual for WriteShop I & II


The Teacher’s Manual goes hand-in-hand with the student workbooks. It contains daily lesson plans, schedules, tips for editing and grading, answer keys, and student writing samples. One Teacher’s Manual covers both WriteShop I and II.

Also included – Free digital download: How to Get Started with WriteShop.


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Product Description

With the Teacher’s Manual for WriteShop I & II, you’ll confidently teach descriptive, informative, narrative, and persuasive writing. Lesson plans cover BOTH WriteShop I and WriteShop II, including discussion ideas, pre-writing activities, thorough explanations, and plenty of student samples. Teachers and homeschool parents alike will find many other helpful teacher resources in this idea-packed book.

The Teacher’s Manual helps ensure success of the program. Without it, the student workbooks lose much of their effectiveness. Only one-quarter of the TM contains lesson plans. The remainder of the handy, tab-divided binder is devoted to helping you learn to effectively edit and evaluate your students’ writing. One look at the Table of Contents will convince you that this meaty resource is no ordinary teacher’s guide!

The Teacher’s Manual for WriteShop I & II includes

  • Clearly outlined teacher lesson plans
  • Tips for editing, evaluating, and grading student compositions (including edited examples of actual student work)
  • Suggestions for addressing problem areas
  • Instructions for using student and teacher checklists
  • Reproducible, all-purpose checklists for editing student compositions and essays
  • Reproducible composition, essay, and report evaluation forms for grading future assignments
  • Answer keys to Skill Builders and pre-writing activities
  • Extensive appendix offering hundreds of ideas for lesson expansion, persuasive essay topics, creative fiction, projects, and writing across the curriculum
  • You will also receive an email containing a link to the digital download of a free handout: Getting Started with WriteShop.
Note: If you order a Basic Set, it already comes with a Teacher’s Manual. You won’t need to order a separate Teacher’s Manual unless you’re skipping WriteShop I and going directly to WriteShop II.

This is not a stand-alone book. The Teacher’s Manual provides parents and teachers with the tools they need to teach both WriteShop I and WriteShop II, but please note that it does not include copies of student pages. While the student book is written directly to the student, the Teacher’s Manual is still needed to teach the course, as the it contains specific lesson instructions, keys, and evaluation notes.

For your convenience, we recommend that you purchase the Teacher’s Manual as part of the Basic Set or Starter Pack, though you may also purchase it separately.

WriteShop II Student Workbook
Copying & Dictation Exercises for WriteShop I

Product Details


Kim Kautzer and Debra Oldar

Grade Level

Junior high and high school


3-ring binder with tabbed sections




Yes, you’ll need both teacher and student components

Companion Products

WriteShop I student workbook, WriteShop II student workbook, Copying & Dictation Exercises

Religious content?

WriteShop I & II contain occasional Bible verses or mentions of God

What Parents Are Saying…

WriteShop gives you so much help that it is surprisingly easy to critique the student’s writing. Each lesson has specific instructions for the teacher as to what problems to look for and how to help the student correct them. My dd’s writing has become much more clear, interesting, and persuasive.
Amy, Texas

Thank-you for taking the fear out of teaching writing.
Martina, VT

This is an awesome program. I started it last year with my 7th grade daughter, and now she is moving on to the second year. This year my 6th grade son started using it. I am appreciating many helpful things the second time through that I didn’t notice the first time … I have seen great progress in both my kids, and will continue to use the program with the next 2.
S. Cullip, HomeschoolReviews.com 

What I like about WriteShop is it is so organized, and very teacher and student friendly. It not only teaches the student how to write but the teacher how to teach. I can actually see the purpose of each assignment and how it will lead the student in becoming a better writer.
Kathy, Utah

My biggest delight in any curriculum is to find mom-friendly guides and also objective forms of evaluation. WriteShop has both. Because you have designed it so well, I can use the format with all three children I homeschool. It covers most learning styles.
Nancy, Michigan

We have had two children from our “Yellow School House” graduate from high school and move on to college. They have done very well on their college papers, essays, etc. I give most of the credit to WriteShop for helping me teach them so well!
Michelle, Yellow House Book Rental

There is no perfect writing program, that’s for sure. But for a mom who’s insecure about her role in teaching or grading this subject, WriteShop does a splendid job. You can tell these [were] home school moms who know what other home school moms need!
Joanne, Texas

As for writing, I think my favorite is Write Shop. From brainstorming to final draft, it offers tools to help you teach and evaluate with confidence. It’s packed with ideas, prewriting activities, thorough explanations, as well as samples. What I really like is that it focuses on using precise vocabulary, sentence variety, and clarity, while offering a solid writing foundation in incremental lessons.
Joan, retired writing tutor

Thank you so much for putting together the WriteShop curriculum. It is easy to use, and your method takes the mystery out of writing. I particularly like the evaluation sheets which make grading less subjective. I always felt like my daughter was a good writer, but I didn’t know how to push her to the next level. Thanks again for sharing your skills and expertise with the rest of us.
Kim, North Carolina

WriteShop II Student Workbook
Copying & Dictation Exercises for WriteShop I