by Nancy I. Sanders
Is your child "writing-phobic"? Are you looking for a curriculum that puts the fun back in writing? Then you'll love WriteShop Junior!
“WriteShop Junior was the highlight of our homeschool year! My 10-year-old always enjoyed writing but was resistant to formal instruction. WriteShop made writing fun and was so easy to teach!” –Joanie, NJ
WriteShop Junior is a creative writing program that appeals to many learning styles. As with all WriteShop products, Book D helps you guide children through the steps of the writing process. To keep the experience fun for everyone, each lesson includes engaging games and activities that teach and review important writing and self-editing skills. And whether you have a more advanced child or one who is fairly new to writing, this program is flexible so children can work at their own level.
Book D teaches the basics: how to come up with ideas; brainstorm and organize before writing; choose more interesting words; learn to self-edit in a fun and positive way; and publish creatively.
Recommended Grade Levels and Placement Help
- Ideal for students in 3rd and 4th grade.
- May also be used with reluctant 5th graders (and even some 6th graders).
- Parents also appreciate being able to use the program with struggling learners.
- Start with Book D if your child has not learned punctuation or grammar skills and still needs help planning, organizing, and adding details to a story.
- More reluctant 3rd graders should start with WriteShop Primary Book C.
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Book D sample lesson
What Do I Need to Get Started?
View a Book D lesson to see sample pages from the Teacher's Guide and the Activity Pack.
What Parents Are Saying about Book D
“WriteShop Jr. combined a little of everything to make one complete package for the kids. It covered grammar, punctuation, style, and content. It was a great way to introduce them to different genres too." –Patty, New Hampshire
"Bryce has not only learned how to be an effective writer, but he has also gained confidence along the way. I never would have thought this was possible. The progress he has made since we began is truly an amazing thing.” –Michelle, Florida
"WriteShop has changed my little boy into a writer … I am just so happy that he is excited about writing!" – Erika, Texas
"I love the tactile learning experiences. The multi-sensory approach is great for children with dyslexia." –Lisa, California
"Every time I bring out a writing program, it ends in tears. Thank you for a writing lesson without tears!" –Pam, New Zealand
Book D Table of Contents
- Letter of Invitation
- Science Fiction
- Historical Fiction
- Personal Narrative
- Expository Writing: Factual Article
Skills Introduced in Book D
- Identify and use proper grammar and punctuation
- Narrow a broad topic to a specific topic
- Brainstorm before writing
- Structure a sentence
- Write a paragraph
- Choose strong words instead of weak ones
- Write sentences of different lengths
- Use emotion words to develop voice
- Use the five senses to add descriptive detail
- Self-edit and revise their work
- Creatively publish their final drafts
- Soft-cover book with plastic-coil binding. Lies flat for ease of use.
- 266 pages
- Includes several schedules with daily lesson plans. Schedules are flexible and easy to follow.
- Not an independent course. Lessons designed for parent and child to work together.
- Download a Book D sample lesson
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