WriteShop II (4th ed.) [DISCONTINUED]
Available while supplies last.
Can I use the 4th ed. workbook with the new 5th ed. Teacher's Manual?
4th ed. WriteShop II Student Workbook WILL work with the 5th ed. Teacher's Manual. The differences shouldn't interfere with your ability to teach the lessons. In particular, answer keys for Skill Builders and Pre-Writing Activities may not exactly match (though differences are minor).
About WriteShop II
WriteShop II helps students expand their writing abilities. Compositions shift to focus on descriptive narration (narrative voice, point of view, and tense). Later lessons introduce persuasive writing and basic essays. Students write several kinds of essays and learn to support opinions with facts, details, and examples.
Included in the 4th edition:
- SOME FAITH-BASED CONTENT
- 14 lessons (one school year)
- Step-by-step instructions written to the student
- Creative and varied writing assignments
- Skill Builders to teach new concepts
- Lesson-specific student and teacher checklists for each lesson
- Composition & essay evaluation rubrics for each lesson
- 17 word banks
In most cases, students should complete WriteShop I before beginning WriteShop II.
WriteShop students need a good thesaurus. We highly recommend The Synonym Finder [affiliate link] for use with the WriteShop program.
Purchase one WriteShop II workbook per student. Alternatively, you have permission to duplicate certain pages according to these policies:
- Permission is granted to reproduce worksheet pages and rubrics for single-family use only.
- You do not have permission to reproduce read-only pages (pages that are not intended to be written on).
- Co-ops and schools may NOT make copies. Contact WriteShop regarding educational discounts and site-licensing information.
Kim Kautzer and Debra Oldar
8th-11th grades; may also be used with 12th graders who need basic essay skills
Looseleaf pages; 3-hole punched, Paperback, Consumable workbook
Yes, you'll need both teacher and student components
Teacher's Manual for WriteShop I & II
4th edition contains some Christian content.
What Parents Are Saying…
I am SO very thankful for our using WriteShop 1 & 2 the last two years with Laurianna. That program gave her such a great headstart in becoming a great writer – which shows in her literature papers.
Jolanthe Erb, Homeschool Creations
The last couple of papers were some of the best she’s ever written. She was to write a descriptive paper, first in first person, then in third. I could actually picture the scene she was describing in my mind! It was filled with rich, vivid detail. I can’t even tell you how pleased I was. She had a great time with the exaggeration paper, too. I think that one was her favorite to write. It’s fun to see your kids get excited about writing.
Kris Bales, Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers
We have just finished Lesson 1 in Writing Shop II with The Boy. He wrote a description of his favorite sword … It is one of his best paragraphs to date … Thank you, WriteShop!
Tauna, Walking with Shiloh
Somehow the words fun and writing have become connected, ever since we started using WriteShop. That, along with the progress I’m seeing in my students’ writing, is the highest recommendation I can give.
Zandra Owen, Eclectic Homeschool Online
We went through WriteShop I and II. Previously, we used other programs [that] never clicked with dd. She HATED writing and it showed. WriteShop breaks everything down into manageable steps. Is this program for the advanced writer? Emphatically no. But it worked wonders for my reluctant writer … She no longer hates writing and in fact has become quite proficient. I credit WriteShop for that.
Scope & Sequence
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