WriteShop Primary B Teacher Guide

WriteShop Primary Teacher’s Guide | Book B

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WriteShop Primary Book B 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.

You will also need the companion Activity Pack B.

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Product Description

WriteShop Primary Book B 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. 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 B Teacher’s Guide takes you step-by-step through the writing process so you can teach—and edit—with confidence.

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

  • Use graphic organizers to plan a story
  • Include a beginning, a middle, and an end
  • Identify the main character in a story
  • Learn to add story details
  • Organize a story to include a problem and its solution
  • Write a friendly letter
  • Write a personal narrative
  • Retell nursery rhymes and fairy tales in their own words
  • “Publish” stories through projects or crafts

Other skills introduced in Book B include:

  • Concept of paragraph form and indentation
  • Standard spelling and using spelling tools
  • Identifying the parts of a friendly letter
  • Identifying words that rhyme
  • Using a different voice to tell a story
  • Using a dictionary to help improve writing and spelling
  • Choosing story endings

For more information, see:
Book B 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.

For your convenience, WriteShop Primary Book B is also available as a bundled set, which includes the Teacher’s Guide and Activity Pack.

WriteShop Primary Book B SET
WriteShop Primary Activity Pack | Book B

Product Details

Author

Nancy I. Sanders

ISBN

9781935027010

Grade Level

1st or 2nd grade; may also be used with reluctant 3rd graders

Version

Print book

Format

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

Pages

214

Religious content?

No

Required?

Yes, you’ll need both teacher and student components

Companion Products

Activity Pack B

What Parents Are Saying…

My daughter went from painfully writing 3-5 sentences to writing whole stories complete with beginning, middle, and ending. WriteShop Primary Book B even helped me not to be scared of writing.
Andrea, California

Too often, we just tell kids what we want them to write instead of showing them HOW to write. In each WriteShop lesson, you will find mini-lessons designed to help you SHOW your child the craft of writing.
Becky, This Reading Mama

My son’s confidence in writing has certainly been strengthened thanks to WriteShop!
Heather, Thrift Schooling

Spelling improved. CONFIDENCE was a huge improvement. I had been dealing with the dreaded ‘I can’t’ and this program has helped them see ‘I CAN’! … A fantastic experience!
Cheryl, Ontario

The best part is that we hardly noticed that we were learning together while we were busy throwing paper slices of pepperoni or writing parts of a story on a make-believe ‘story bucket.’
Julia, California

Jake (6 yrs) really liked this. He loves making up stories with me and his sister. Using the provided activity sheets, I encouraged him to create stories all on his own. He especially like the one-on-one attention he got as I asked questions to keep his creative juices flowing. During one lesson, he said, “This is kinda hard, but fun!” I love that it was challenging, yet enjoyable. That’s exactly what learning should be!
Erika, Raising Leafs

I love the friendly approach that makes writing fun.
Michele, Faith, Family, and Fridays

[Author Nancy Sanders] is really good at encouraging me, the tutor, to separate out penmanship from composition. The Teacher’s Guide is like having her sitting with me gently coaching and encouraging me what to say, what to prepare or what to do next.  She is tremendously encouraging and her explanations are empowering for me as I understand what I am doing and the purpose behind each step.
Chareen, Every Bed of Roses

WriteShop Primary Book B SET
WriteShop Primary Activity Pack | Book B

Scope & Sequence

WriteShop Primary Book B includes the following lessons:

Lesson 1: Writing a Letter
Lesson 2: Standard Spelling
Lesson 3: Acrostics
Lesson 4: Poems and Nursery Rhymes
Lesson 5: Fairy Tales and Predictable Stories
Lesson 6: In the News
Lesson 7: Writing with Humor (Voice)
Lesson 8: Problem and Solution
Lesson 9: Character and Setting
Lesson 10: Story Organizers

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 B, children will:

  • Become more familiar with the writing process
  • Organize the main parts of a story before beginning to write
  • Include an introduction, body, and closing
  • Identify the main character in stories
  • Learn to add details to a story
  • Organize a story to include a problem and its solution
  • Write a letter
  • Write a personal narrative
  • Retell nursery rhymes and fairy tales in their own words
  • Publish stories through projects or crafts

Other Key Writing Concepts:

  • Paragraph form and indentation
  • Practicing with punctuation
  • Identifying the parts of a friendly letter
  • Using words that rhyme
  • Using a different voice to tell a story
  • Choosing story endings
  • Using a dictionary to help improve writing and spelling skills

WriteShop Primary Book B Activity and Project Examples:

  • Garden of Rhyming Words notebook
  • Friendly letter boogie
  • Can of Words spelling activity
  • Story Bucket organizer
  • “Go Fishing” game
  • Telling time
  • Puppet show
  • Holiday acrostic
  • Rocket ship story project
  • Nursery rhyme shape book
  • Fairytale story basket
  • Giant comic strip
  • Animal homes story bag

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

WriteShop Primary Book B SET
WriteShop Primary Activity Pack | Book B