by Nancy I. Sanders (with additional material by Kim Kautzer)
WriteShop Primary Book C introduces the steps of the writing process through engaging activities, crafts, and picture books and creates an environment that promotes a joy of learning. The program accommodates pre-writers as well as beginning and developing writers.
Recommended Grade Levels
- Ideal for students in second and third grade.
- May also be used with reluctant fourth graders.
Even at this level, if your child is reluctant or not able to write on his own, you’re encouraged to let her dictate her stories to you. As her skills develop, she will learn to help more and more with the actual writing. For a more advanced child, extra challenges appear throughout each lesson to promote stronger writing habits.
- E-book version PDF
- 241 pages
- PC Users: Free Adobe Reader is required to view Book C.
- Mac Users: If "Preview" is your default PDF reader, you will need to download Adobe Reader in order to view Book C.
- Purchase the downloadable Activity Set Worksheet Pack separately.
For more information, see:
Book C sample lesson
Activity Set Worksheet sample
"I am amazed at the progress my son made in such a short time. His ability to put his thoughts together in an organized way has improved dramatically. WriteShop Primary was very easy to teach. I loved that the lessons were easy to adapt to different learning styles." --Bonnie, TX
"The lessons were simple enough to build my son's confidence, yet challenging enough that he was always learning something new." --Tammy, FL
“In addition to helping my child organize his thoughts and ideas, [Book C] helped me find different ways … to build up his confidence and place more emphasis on the positive aspects of his writing rather than focusing on mistakes and corrections." --Susan, CT
“I appreciate that I could teach three of my children at the same time and see each child's writing improve. This curriculum is beneficial for students with a wide variety of writing skills: non-writers, reluctant writers, disorganized writers, even enthusiastically prolific writers!” --Beth, SC
By the end of Book C, your child will have learned to plan, create, and publish simple stories, articles, and reports with parent help. He or she will:
- Plan the main ingredients of a story before beginning to write.
- Learn to as who, what, when, where, and why?
- Learn to use different graphic organizers.
- Write entries in a personal journal.
- Describe an object, a person, and a place.
- Write a nonfiction article.
- Write a book report.
- Learn to use research to write a short report.
- “Publish” stories through projects or crafts.
Other skills introduced in Book C include:
- Using standard spelling and spelling tools.
- Using a dictionary to help improve writing and spelling.
- Identifying and choosing describing words.
- Summarizing contents of familiar books.
- Collecting research facts about a topic.
- Using a simple self-editing checklist.
- Using computer publishing software.
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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)
- Teacher's Guide (E-book/PDF)