Month: April 2008

Timed-release curriculum?

You've heard of timed-release cold capsules, motion-sickness patches, and fertilizers. But timed-release curriculum? In a sense, that's what these past couple of months have been about---a slow-release introduction to our up-and-coming WriteShop Primary series for...

The story behind WriteShop, part 1

AS YOU pick up a grammar program, geography book, or other curriculum from the shelf of your local homeschool store, do you ever wonder how it got there? Do you perhaps envision a talented team at work in some big-city corporate office building comparing research or...

FAQ: How much time each day?

Here's another popular question that shows up in our WriteShop mailbag with regularity! As parents plan their students' schedules, they often ask us to help them figure out how much time each day's activities take. Our answer? The ever-popular: "It depends!" :o) HOW...

An interview with David Borrink

David Borrink is the owner of Arts & Letters, Inc, a small company that specializes in graphic design and editing services.  We've just loved working with him on WriteShop Primary and watching the project unfold under his designer's eye. You and I are so used to...

Another cover unveiled!

Everyone is all a-buzz about WriteShop Primary Book A and its adorable cover artwork! Now you can enjoy another delightful illustration by Deborah Thomson as we officially unveil the cover for WriteShop Primary Book B. Aren't these whimsical characters just the cutest?

A Peek at WriteShop Primary

A Peek at WriteShop Primary

Are you ready to learn more about WriteShop Primary?  First, the program is geared to children at the kindergarten level up through the third grade. It is a flexible program, however, that can be adapted to start at any point in those years by choosing a faster or...

Graphic organizers

Graphic organizers

Kids can use a variety of graphic organizers to arrange their ideas before writing.

Drum roll, please…

Thanks to everyone who took the time to cast a vote in yesterday's cover illustration poll. Option A2 was the overwhelming choice for our WriteShop Primary Book A cover. Just take a look at what a splash of color and a hint of shading can do to a simple sketch! And...

Help us pick cover illustrations!

Help us pick cover illustrations!

  Oh, the excitement is mounting! The talented Deborah Thomson keeps sending us sketches, each one cuter than the one before! Since WriteShop Primary teaches writing for kindergarten, first, and second grades, we especially love the cheerful, whimsical, inviting faces...