This schedule allows you to cover both levels of WriteShop in one school year by completing WriteShop I during the first semester and WriteShop II during the second. Students finish one lesson per week.
Because of the amount of daily writing, this schedule is NOT recommended for junior highers who might be frustrated by the fast pace. It works best for older high schoolers (grades 10+) who need to move through WriteShop quickly.
- A 10th or 11th grader who completes both levels of WriteShop in one school year (one book per semester) will then be able to focus on longer essays, reports, and term papers during the last year or two of high school.
- A 12th grader who has had little writing experience may also complete both WriteShop books in one year. However, you may want to consider skipping WriteShop I altogether. Instead, start your senior in WriteShop II during the first semester and plan to teach the term paper during the second semester (see Writing Resources for ideas).
Once these students complete WriteShop I, they may be able to handle the one-year schedule for WriteShop II. If not, you can certainly use the two-year schedule again.