WriteShop Primary Book C introduces the steps of the writing process through engaging activities, crafts, and picture books. As with earlier WriteShop Primary levels, reluctant writers or children who struggle to write on their own are encouraged to dictate their stories and ideas to you. As their skills develop, they will begin to gain both confidence and independence. For more advanced students, extra challenges appear throughout each lesson to promote stronger writing habits.
Successful writing results from purposeful instruction. WriteShop Primary has been created with parent-and-child partnership in mind, so plan to work together with your student through each step of the program.
WriteShop Primary Book C SET includes
If purchasing the PRINT version
The consumable Activity Pack may be photocopied for single-family use only.
If purchasing the E-BOOK (digital) version
The digital Book C SET is available as a PDF download. It contains everything you will need for teaching Book C, whether you plan to use the program with just one child or with several. Feel free to download and print as many copies from the Activity Pack e-book as you need for your immediate family's use only.
Nancy I. Sanders
2nd or 3rd grade
Print or digital bundle
What Parents Are Saying…
You know this is a good product when your reluctant writer asks, “Mom, when are we going to write another story?” My son has always struggled with writing and I’m confident he would tell you he actually hates to write … Because of the assistance and ideas I found from Write Shop, my son has ENJOYED writing creative stories, and I am tearing up as I type this.
Nikki, Joy in the Journey
I have enjoyed watching my son grow in his writing and, most of all, find joy in the process. I found that my involvement, the slow guided approach to writing, and all the fun creative activities really made this curriculum a success for us.
Leah, Ponderings from My Heart
Writing was often my son’s first choice of schoolwork for the day. The difference in the length and complexity of his stories was astounding. WriteShop Primary is very complete and would be a good choice for a parent with no prior teaching experience.
WriteShop Primary is an engaging and enjoyable age-appropriate way to approach writing … With such an assortment of creative ideas and teaching aids such as the imaginative pointers, editing buddies, secret files, publishing crafts, etc. WriteShop has accomplished motivating a reluctant writer quite successfully … WriteShop Primary’s gradual and oh-so-gentle program has been ideal for a boy who’d much rather do science experiments or math calculations, than to sit down to write.
Patricia, Raising a Self-Reliant Child
My 2nd grade daughter, who has always loved to write, feels like she has gotten much better at writing paragraphs. I would agree with her! She’s never lacked confidence, but just needed some guidance and this program has helped her tremendously. She loved all the activities, especially the mystery lesson. She loved this program so much that she has been writing paragraphs on her own during her free time!
Beth, South Carolina
The beauty of this program is that the point is to simply encourage this young writer to just write. As we trekked through the lessons it was delightful to see Ana begin to bud with enthusiasm over how she was beginning to pull these stories together.
Callie, Mama’s Coffee Shop
My son is a reluctant writer. It is nice to have a program that considers this and gives options for the reluctant writer and the advanced writer within each lesson.
We have tried a few different writing programs in our homeschool career and nothing has worked, but my daughter is LOVING WriteShop! Doing most of the day-to-day writing/scribing while she gets to create the stories takes a lot of pressure off.
I’ve used lots of writing programs in my 18 years of homeschooling, but WriteShop Primary C worked the best for me. Not only is it well laid out on a weekly basis, it covers a wide spectrum of writing tasks. There are enough activities to include fun and challenge. The material is presented in such a way as to inspire creativity on my part for new ways to teach and motivate my boys.
Katie, New York
I highly recommend Write Shop. My son … has always hated writing. This program is affordable and fun, but it does involve a lot of parent involvement. However … it was worth it, because he not only learned how to write better, but he also began to enjoy writing. Because his skills were low, I started him … with Book C, which is below his grade level, but it was what he needed.
Debbie N., Facebook
WriteShop Primary Book C includes the following lessons:
Lesson 1: Planning the Story
Lesson 2: Writing a Mystery
Lesson 3: Self-Editing
Lesson 4: Journal Writing
Lesson 5: Describing a Thing
Lesson 6: Describing a Person
Lesson 7: Describing a Place
Lesson 8: Writing a Book Report
Lesson 9: Writing a Simple Report (no research needed)
Lesson 10: Writing a Simple Research Report
Working three days a week, you will typically finish one lesson in three weeks. Each lesson includes pre-writing games, story planning (brainstorming), story writing (with help as needed), simple editing, and publishing the story in craft form.
In Book C, children will:
- Gain confidence using the writing process
- Plan the main ingredients of a story before beginning to write
- Learn to ask Who, What, When, Where, and Why? in order to add story details
- Organize story details
- Learn to keep a personal journal
- Practice descriptive writing
- Write a nonfiction article
- Learn to write a simple report
- Self-edit their own work
- Publish stories through projects or crafts
Other Key Writing Concepts:
- Practicing telling time to know when a story takes place
- Identifying describing words
- Summarizing contents of familiar books
- Collecting research facts about a specific topic
- Checking own work for correct spelling and punctuation
- Using standard spelling.
- Using self-editing tools
WriteShop Primary Book C Activity and Project Examples:
- Time capsule
- Willy Worm Word Wall
- Spinner spelling game
- Honey bee pointer
- Graphic organizer kite
- Venn diagram
- Using Internet resources
- Top-secret detective file
- Story scroll
- Book about my family
- Travel poster
- 3-panel story board
WriteShop Primary activities use materials and supplies that most families already have on hand.