NEW! WriteShop I & II Bundle (5th ed)

from $129.50

The WriteShop I & II Bundle (5th ed*) includes all three components of the teen-level WriteShop program: (1) Teacher’s Manual, (1) WriteShop I Student Workbook, and (1) WriteShop II Student Workbook.

*Scroll down to Description to see what’s new in the 5th edition!

Value: $177.85 Print | $134.50 Digital

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Our new WriteShop I & II Bundle sets teens on a course for success. Lessons teach various kinds of writing, including creative writing, expository writing, narrative, persuasive, and essay writing. Students also learn important techniques of style and self-editing. With each lesson, they learn and practice new skills, apply them to their current writing project, and edit and revise the composition several times. By the end of the lesson, they'll have a polished paper to be proud of!

Parents and teachers love WriteShop! This flexible writing program is ideal for homeschoolers, classrooms, or co-ops. So whether you teach at home or in a school, offer a weekly class, or tutor privately, WriteShop I and II help seasoned teachers and insecure parents tackle junior high- and high school-level writing with confidence. You'll love the detailed lesson plans and step-by-step student instructions.

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What's new in the 5th edition?

  • Faith-neutral content
  • Updated, streamlined introductions
  • Updated content in some lessons
  • Updated answer keys
  • Updated student & teacher checklists
  • Updated parent-friendly schedules
  • Improved, high-resolution quality

WriteShop I & II Bundle includes

Format

  • Teacher's Manual features a softcover, plastic-coil binding with sturdy tabbed dividers.
  • Student workbooks are consumable. Purchase an extra WriteShop I or WriteShop II workbook for each additional student.
  • Workbooks are paperback books with loose-leaf pages. Pages are 3-hole punched and ready for your own binder.

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Photocopying Policy

PRINT VERSION

Each child will need his or her own student workbook. The consumable Student Workbooks have some copying restrictions, so you may either purchase one WriteShop I and WriteShop II workbook per child, or you may duplicate certain pages according to WriteShop's copyright:

  • Permission is granted to copy worksheet pages and rubrics for single-family use only (i.e. pages with blank lines or other fill-in options).
  • You DO NOT have permission to reproduce read-only pages (pages not meant to be written on).
  • Purchase the e-book (digital) version if you plan to make copies of the entire student workbook (single-family use only).
  • Co-ops and schools may NOT make copies. Please contact WriteShop regarding educational discounts and site-licensing information.

E-BOOK (DIGITAL) VERSION

You will receive an email containing a link to the digital download of all three books in the WriteShop I & II Bundle.

The Synonym Finder - recommended thesaurusA good thesaurus is also essential for WriteShop students. The Synonym Finder  [affiliate link] is our favorite thesaurus, and we highly recommend it for use with the WriteShop program.

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Product Details

Author

Kim Kautzer and Debra Oldar

Edition

5th edition

Grade Level

6th-11th grade, middle or high school

Includes

WS I & II Teacher's Manual, WS I Student Workbook, WS II Student Workbook

Companion Products

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

Religious content?

No

The lessons are anything but boring; they use creative assignments that even the most hesitant students can get excited about. My daughter is a hands-on kind of girl, so pre-writing activities helped her become more enthusiastic too. I think WriteShop has some innovative teaching ideas.
Courtney Messick, WriteShop I, Grace, Grow, Edify

Thank you very much for creating Write Shop! It has been a pleasure to teach this curriculum and the results are phenomenal. Our son went from hating writing to asking for more!
Heily, WriteShop I

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

Someone asked me what I didn’t like about the program, and I couldn’t think of anything.
Lynée Ward, Global TCK

I used WriteShop for two years with my oldest when she needed to seriously learn to write. I had felt so helpless and clueless, but WriteShop gave me just the right tools … She’s been accepted to two UCs and I think WriteShop made a big difference in her achievements.
Ginger, WriteShop I & II

WriteShop is the best middle school writing curriculum we’ve used to date. WriteShop lessons are put together in a way that parents can’t mess up the learning process, no matter how hard they try.
Natasha Nicholes, Houseful of Nicholes

I used WriteShop with my high school daughter in 9th and 10th. It took her from tears to considering English with a creative writing emphasis as her major in college after graduation.
Katie Phillips, WriteShop I & II

First paragraph my son wrote was breathtaking! [He] does not like writing. At all. We’ve struggled all year long with it, and I’ve had no idea how to even grade it, and what his 7th grade expectations were. This program makes it all crystal clear. From the brainstorming exercises, to the actual end product, I am very pleased.
A. Rollins, WriteShop I

I really enjoyed the broadness of the writing assignments… For one lesson I was prompted to describe a place and was allowed to describe any place I wanted. For another assignment I was asked to write a biography and given the choice of any historical figure that interested me. This freedom of subject matter allowed my creativity to flow. It also gave me the ability to take information that I was learning in other subjects and incorporate it into my writing.
WriteShop I student

My son is a very reluctant writer. He could not write a grammatically correct sentence. He barely had a handle on basic punctuation. Nouns, pronouns, and adjectives were foreign words to him. I did not have any idea on how to teach him how to write. After a bit of research, and a false start with another program, we started in on Write Shop I. While he is still not excited about writing, I see major progress! 
wolfski, WriteShop I, HomeschoolReviews.com

 

Scope & Sequence

WriteShop I: Fundamentals of Writing

Lesson 1a   Introducing WriteShop  Concrete Writing/Using a Thesaurus

Lesson 1b   Describing an Object  Concrete Writing/The Writing Process

Lesson 2     Describing a Pet  Conciseness

Lesson 3     Describing a Person  Paired Adjectives/Editing

Lesson 4     Describing a Circus Performer  Concrete Writing/Topic Sentences

Lesson 5     Describing a Food  Sensory Description

Lesson 6     Describing a Season  Similes/Limiting Narration

Lesson 7     Describing a Place  Present Participles

Lesson 8     Explaining a Process  Informative Writing/Sequencing

Lesson 9     Writing a Factual Report  Informative Reports/Avoiding Plagiarism

Lesson 10   Writing a Concise Biography Conciseness/Appositives/Adverb Phrases

Lesson 11   Introducing Journalism  Writing a News Article

Lesson 12   Writing a Narrative of an Emotional Event  Narratives/Prepositions

Lesson 13   Writing a Narrative of Another Person’s Experience  Conducting an Interview

Lesson 14   First-Person Point of View  Point of View/Personification

Lesson 15    First-Person Point of View  Limited Omniscience/Tense

Lesson 16   Third-Person Point of View  Omniscience/Past Participles

WriteShop II:  Advanced Writing Applications

WriteShop II begins at Lesson 17. It is a continuation of WriteShop I, which includes Lessons 1-16.

Lesson 17   Describing an Object Reviewing Concreteness & Sentence Variations

Lesson 18   Describing a Place Reviewing Sensory Description & Sentence Variations

Lesson 19   Writing a Short Report Outlining

Lesson 20   Exaggeration Descriptive/Informative & Descriptive/Persuasive

Lesson 21   First-Person Point of View, Part 1  Descriptive/Narrative

Lesson 22   First-Person Point of View, Part 2  Changing Points of View

Lesson 23   Narrative Voice First- and Third-Person Narrative

Lesson 24   Persuasive Writing (Writing an Ad) Writing to Convince

Lesson 25   Opinion Essay Intro to 5-Paragraph Essays/Parallelism

Lesson 26   Letter to the Editor Developing Points through Outlining

Lesson 27   Compare or Contrast Essay, Part 1 Venn Diagrams

Lesson 28   Compare or Contrast Essay, Part 2 Venn Diagrams

Lesson 29   Essays That Describe or Define Developing Points through Outlining

Lesson 30   Timed Essays Writing within a Time Limit

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