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.
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
- 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.
If you prefer Video Lessons
- WriteShop I or WriteShop II Video Course ONLY (does not include books)
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.
A 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.
Kim Kautzer and Debra Oldar
6th-11th grade, middle or high school
WS I & II Teacher's Manual, WS I Student Workbook, WS II Student Workbook
WriteShop I student workbook, WriteShop II student workbook, Copying & Dictation Exercises
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.
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