Teaching a WriteShop I or II class?
NEW for 2020! Revised and updated!
This helpful handbook is a supplemental resource for teachers who use either the 4th or 5th edition of WriteShop I and WriteShop II in a co-op, classroom, or small group setting. It is not a substitute for the Teacher's Manual for WriteShop I and II, which contains more detailed lesson plans and editing helps.
What Is Included in the Handbook?
- Schedules for teaching a weekly WriteShop I or II class, including teaching either WriteShop I or II in one year OR teaching both WriteShop I and II in one year
- Breakdown of what to teach in class and what to assign for homework
- Supplemental in-class teaching ideas for each WriteShop I and II lesson
- Additional in-class pre-writing activities
- Dozens of editing and grading tips for classroom teachers
- Suggestions for classroom management and structuring class time
- Tips for teaching remotely/virtually
- Appendix with reproducible forms such as homework sheets, parent handouts, blank schedule, and more
Teachers must purchase their own digital Classroom Handbook for WriteShop I & II (the file cannot be shared). To receive your digital download, add the Handbook to your shopping cart. You will receive an email containing a download link.
Kim Kautzer and Debra Oldar
Junior high and high school
PDF (available for immediate download)
No, this is an optional component
Teacher's Manual for WriteShop I & II
What Teachers Are Saying…
WriteShop I is working miracles in my class!!! I had about given up on this group of kids … I’m absolutely amazed at the writing I’m getting from them.
WriteShop is inspired! I’ve been teaching English for a long time—I absolutely love it! I haven’t seen anything in fifteen years that’s given such good results across the board. [Our school has] spent a lot of money in the past looking for something we can get excited about. We’re using WriteShop in all our junior high classes.
Kathy, California (Christian school administrator)
WriteShop has provided me with a great teaching tool. The writing assignments enlist the students’ experiences, the skill builders offer concrete practice in sentence variations and other writers’ tools, and the student checklists teach self-editing. The teacher’s checklist and evaluation sheets provide practical help for grading the compositions, and the teacher’s manual [and Handbook are] thorough. Overall, the WriteShop curriculum is a great hands-on program for classes or individuals. I highly recommend it to teachers, parents, and students alike.