- 1 Teacher’s Manual for WriteShop I & II (5th ed.)
- 1 WriteShop I Student Workbook (5th ed.)
- 1 Blue Book of Grammar & Punctuation (11th ed.)
- 1 Copying and Dictation Exercises for WriteShop I
- 8.5" x 11" Poster: “Five Steps of the Writing Process”
Kim Kautzer and Debra Oldar
6th-10th grade; may also be used with 11th graders w/little or no writing experience
Soft cover with plastic-coil binding; lies flat for ease of use; features tab-divided sections
Looseleaf pages; 3-hole punched, Paperback, Consumable workbook
What Parents Are Saying…
I can’t say enough good about WriteShop! I love it and I recommend it to everyone I know.
Laurianna (11th grade) has been taking English classes at our community college that require a lot of detailed writing assignments…. Not only did the WriteShop I and II programs prepare her, they prepared me as a teacher to truly instruct her in the writing process.
Jolanthe, Homeschool Creations
We love the program. I find it easy to use and extremely helpful. Although I have a strong background in language arts, I have always found it difficult to teach writing in an orderly, systematic way. WriteShop = problem solved!
My sons absolutely loved the WriteShop program! It is great for boys! [They] hated English and writing because it didn’t make sense to them. But with WriteShop, they did it every day without a complaint. They loved the logical layout, checklists, etc. … and felt like they could finally succeed at writing.
Dianna Wiebe, author of Grapevine Studies
Thanks so much for this program. We had tried most of the other major writing programs for homeschoolers and my son continued to be frustrated. WriteShop gave him very specific instructions on how to prepare for, write, and edit his writing. In fact, his first assignment was published in a national homeschooling magazine! He sees that he can be successful and now he wants to write more. I’m so pleased with WriteShop!
Finally, a writing program that truly works. This is so thorough and easy for me to teach. My daughter has learned so much!
My son has always hated writing lessons because he has a lot of natural skills and most instruction seems to hold him back rather than push him to improve. He now loves writing “class” because he sees himself stretching forward instead of straining against the lesson plans … I firmly believe no other curriculum on the market comes close to WriteShop when it comes to teaching a gifted student.
Susan Spann, attorney and author of the Shinobi Mysteries
We are absolutely thrilled with WriteShop! My son used both levels of WriteShop for gr. 7 and 8. He was a reluctant writer prior to that and had great success with WriteShop. I never had any problems with his writing after that.
I am ever so pleased with WriteShop. My eighth grader, who was lukewarm about writing and really didn’t write too well, is blossoming.
What the Experts Are Saying…
WriteShop is an impressive curriculum that makes teaching a successful composition course feasible for parents of homeschoolers. As a parent who searched many years for a good writing curriculum, this is the best writing curriculum I’ve seen.
Beverly Hernandez, Homeschool Guide at About.com
Overall, this is one of the best resources I’ve seen for parents who need lots of help to teach writing as well as a great tool for group classes.
Cathy Duffy, author of 101 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum
This curriculum is by far the most organized and easiest to follow of all the writing programs that I have used…with a layout that is clear and uncluttered. I highly recommend [it] for the busy mom who needs a boost in the writing department, the mom who thinks that she can’t teach writing, or anyone looking for an incremental, clear-cut program with specific goals and objectives.
Debbie Dena, Home School Enrichment Magazine
I have been working with this program for over six months now and I am still finding treasures I hadn’t seen before…. [T]hey have created a very unique, adaptive, interesting writing program. I give [it] five stars, and would give more if I could! … I only wish I had discovered WriteShop earlier, when my older children were struggling with the process of writing.
Heidi Shaw, Product Review Staff, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine
WriteShop takes the guessing and the frustration out of teaching writing skills … Just like in learning a new math skill or learning to play an instrument, there is a way to learn, practice, and build on each step as you grow in your ability to express yourself more clearly … Kim and Debbie strip the mystery out of this skill and teach your technical writer, your research reporter, your story writer, your debater, and every other type of writer five easy steps to be a better writer: brainstorm, write a “sloppy copy,” revise it and write your first revision, hand in your work for parent editing, and write your final draft. Using a detailed checklist and specific models, WriteShop can turn the reticent and reluctant writer into an enthusiastic wielder of the pen.
Deborah Deggs Cariker, Product Review Staff, Eclectic Homeschooling Online