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WriteShop II Student Workbook (old 4th ed) – NOW 40% off!

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[DISCONTINUED] Packaged in original shrink-wrap. May be used with either the 4th or 5th edition Teacher’s Manual.

4th edition has some FAITH-BASED CONTENT. See 5th edition workbook for faith-neutral content.

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WriteShop II (4th ed.) [DISCONTINUED]

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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:

  • 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

View Scope & Sequence | View Schedule Options

In most cases, students should complete WriteShop I before beginning WriteShop II.

The Synonym Finder - recommended thesaurusWriteShop students need a good thesaurus. We highly recommend The Synonym Finder  [affiliate link] for use with the WriteShop program.

Photocopying Policy

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.

Product Details


Kim Kautzer and Debra Oldar


4th edition

Grade Level

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

Companion Products

Teacher's Manual for WriteShop I & II

Religious content?

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.
hewitt275, HomeschoolReviews.com

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