WriteShop Primary A Teacher Guide

WriteShop Primary Teacher’s Guide | Book A

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WriteShop Primary Book A introduces the writing process to young children through hands-on 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.

You will also need the companion Activity Pack A.

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Product Description

WriteShop Primary Book A is recommended for students in kindergarten or first grade. 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.

Picture books, games, and simple crafts make it easy and fun for little learners to grasp new concepts. Children who are reluctant or not able to write on their own are encouraged to dictate their stories and ideas to you. As their skills develop, they will learn to help more and more with the actual writing. For more advanced students, extra challenges appear throughout each lesson to promote stronger writing habits.

The Book A Teacher’s Guide takes you step-by-step through the writing process so you can teach with confidence. You will appreciate the writing samples, simple dialogs, and detailed instructions.

By the end of Book A, children will have learned to plan, create, and publish simple stories with parent help. They will:

  • Generate ideas for a story
  • Experience planning a story before writing (or dictating) 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

Other skills introduced in Book A include:

  • Completing predictable sentence starters
  • Recognizing words that rhyme
  • Starting a sentence with a capital letter
  • Identifying and using punctuation marks at the end of a sentence

For more information, see:
Book A sample lesson
Choosing a Level | WriteShop Primary

If purchasing the E-BOOK (digital) version

  • You will receive an email containing a link to the digital download of the Teacher’s Guide.

If purchasing the product SET

  • You will receive the Teacher’s Guide and Activity Pack.
  • If you order the E-book version of the set, you will receive an email containing links to the digital download of your products.

Product Details

Author

Nancy I. Sanders

ISBN

9781935027003

Grade Level

Kindergarten or 1st grade

Version

Print book

Format

Soft cover with plastic-coil binding; lies flat for ease of use

Pages

186

Required?

Yes, you’ll need both teacher and student components

Religious content?

No

Companion Products

Activity Pack A

What Parents Are Saying…

Ella begs me to do this book with her! She loves making up stories and WriteShop [Primary] has helped her to find a focus in her writing. As a result of using this book, she wants to write every day!
Jenny, Titanium Woman

We used Book A … with the girls and had so much fun with it! The girls enjoyed the writing prompts and I was excited to see them gain a ‘fresh’ desire to write.
Jolanthe, Homeschool Creations

We really love that this writing curriculum does not force the child to learn faster than their comprehension can keep up …. 
Kristan, Munchkin and Bean

My daughter adores this writing program, and so do I. The gentle nature, hands-on activities, professionally illustrated worksheets, and the opportunity to work with mom make an irresistible combination for her.
Jennifer, Quiverfull Family

I love how the lessons are incremental and gently lead my children through the writing process. They are learning, retaining, and having fun!
Tauna, Proverbial Homemaker

The children really like the fun crafts included as part of the lessons.  From the pictures above they were to make a kite and let their stories soar.  They thought this was just the most fun thing; to combine writing stories with art and turning them into toys.
Crystal, Crystal’s Tiny Treasures

Scope & Sequence

WriteShop Primary Book A includes the following lessons:

Lesson 1: Welcome to WriteShop Primary
Lesson 2: Personal Writing
Lesson 3: Choosing a Topic
Lesson 4: Choosing a Title
Lesson 5: Beginning, Middle, End
Lesson 6: Punctuation
Lesson 7: Writing with Rhymes: Rhyming Word Families
Lesson 8: Organizing Ideas
Lesson 9: Personal Experience
Lesson 10: Sequence of Events

Working three days a week, you will typically finish one lesson in three weeks. Each lesson includes pre-writing games, story planning (brainstorming), story writing (with help as needed), very simple editing, and publishing the story in craft form.

In Book A, children will:

  • Be introduced to the writing process
  • 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 stories through projects or crafts

Other Key Writing Concepts:

  • Completing predictable sentence starters
  • Dictating a story
  • Using simple graphic organizers
  • Reading and writing color words
  • Recognizing words that rhyme
  • Identifying and using punctuation marks at the end of a sentence
  • Beginning a sentence with a capital letter

Activity and Project Examples:

  • Stick puppets
  • Motion songs
  • Pointers
  • “Stand, Hop, Sit” game
  • Rhyming words placemat
  • Taking a “Bug Walk”
  • Stuffed animal “Editing Buddies”
  • Paper plate faces
  • Story clothesline
  • Paper cookie friendship book
  • Accordion story book
  • Paper plate story pocket
  • Rebus

WriteShop Primary activities use materials and supplies that most families already have on hand.