get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/by Nancy I. Sanders
WriteShop Primary Book A is recommended for students in kindergarten or first grade. The program accommodates pre-writers as well as beginning and developing writers. It teaches the skills of the writing process at the very simplest level through engaging activities, crafts, and picture books and creates an environment that promotes a joy of learning.
Since early lessons have the option to be entirely oral on the part of the child, there is no pressure, only the opportunity to talk about things that are familiar to him as he watches Mom write down his words. Slowly and gently, the child is asked to help with the actual writing, first in simple words, then through copywork. Extra challenges appear throughout each lesson to keep the interest of a more advanced child.
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Book A Sample Lesson
Activity Set Worksheet Sample
"Ella begs me to do this book with her! She loves making up stories and WriteShop [Primary] has helped her to find a focus in her writing. As a result of using this book, she wants to write every day!" --Jenny, Titanium Woman
"We used Book A ... with the girls and had so much fun with it! The girls enjoyed the writing prompts and I was excited to see them gain a 'fresh' desire to write." --Jolanthe, Homeschool Creations
"This one will have to go into my top 10 favorites of the ... year." --Vickie, Tumbleweed News
"My daughter adores this writing program, and so do I. The gentle nature, hands-on activities, professionally illustrated worksheets, and the opportunity to work with mom make an irresistible combination for her." --Jennifer, Quiverfull Family
By the end of Book A, your child will have learned how to plan, create, and publish simple stories with parent help. Along the way, he or she will learn to:
- Generate ideas for a story.
- Experience planning a story before writing it.
- Gather simple information about a topic.
- Use a story web to organize information.
- Identify beginning, middle, and end.
- Choose an appropriate title.
- Think of simple ways to improve a story.
- Publish a story through a project or craft.
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WriteShop Primary Scope and Sequence
Choosing Picture Books
Other WriteShop Primary Products
E-book (PDF) Versions
- Teacher's Guide (E-book/PDF)
Book C - Teacher's Guide (E-book/PDF)