Teacher's Manual Table of Contents

The WriteShop Teacher's Manual contains teacher resources and lesson plans

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

WriteShop Teacher's Manual
Includes Lesson Plans for WriteShop I and WriteShop II

Introducing WriteShop
 
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Introducing WriteShop
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WriteShop I at a Glance
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WriteShop II at a Glance
8
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How to Use WriteShop
9
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Choosing a Track
10
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Supplemental Activities and Resources

  • Recommended Activities
  • Supplemental Activities
13
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How to Write a Practice Paragraph
16
Lesson Plan Overview
 
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WriteShop Lesson Plans
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Lesson Plan Overview (Two- or Three-Year Track)
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Lesson Plan Overview (One-Year Track)
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WriteShop I: Fundamentals of Writing
 
Lesson 1a
Introducing WriteShop Concrete Writing/Using a Thesaurus
20
Lesson 1b
Describing an Object Concrete Writing/The Writing Process
22
Lesson 2
Describing a Pet Conciseness
26
Lesson 3
Describing a Person Paired Adjectives/Editing
30
Lesson 4
Describing a Circus Performer Concrete Writing/Topic Sentences
32
Lesson 5
Describing a Food Sensory Description
34
Lesson 6
Describing a Season Similes/Limiting Narration
36
Lesson 7
Describing a Place Present Participles
38
Lesson 8
Explaining a Process Informative Writing/Sequencing
40
Lesson 9
Writing a Factual Report Informative Reports/Avoiding Plagiarism
43
Lesson 10
Writing a Concise Biography Conciseness/Appositives/Adverb Phrases
45
Lesson 11
Introducing Journalism Writing a News Articl
47
Lesson 12
Writing a Narrative of an Emotional Event Narratives/Prepositions
50
Lesson 13
Writing a Narrative of Another Person's Experience Conducting an Interview
53
Lesson 14
First-Person Point of View Point of View/Personification
55
Lesson 15
First-Person Point of View Limited Omniscience/Tenses
58
Lesson 16
Third-Person Point of View Omniscience/Past Participles
60
WriteShop II: Advanced Writing Applications
 
Lesson 17
Describing an Object Reviewing Concreteness & Sentence Variations
61
Lesson 18
Describing a Place Reviewing Sensory Description & Sentence Variations
63
Lesson 19
Writing a Short Report Outlining
66
Lesson 20
Exaggeration Descriptive/Informative & Descriptive/Persuasive
68
Lesson 21
First-Person Point of View, Part 1 Descriptive/Narrative
70
Lesson 22
First-Person Point of View, Part 2 Changing Points of View
72
Lesson 23
Narrative Voice First- and Third-Person Narrative
74
Lesson 24
Persuasive Writing (Writing an Ad) Writing to Convince
77
Lesson 25
Opinion Essay Developing Points through Outlining/Parallelism
79
Lesson 26
Letter to the Editor Developing Points through Outlining
82
Lesson 27
Compare or Contrast Essay, Part 1 Venn Diagrams
84
Lesson 28
Compare or Contrast Essay, Part 2 Venn Diagrams
84
Lesson 29
Essays That Describe or Define Developing Points through Outlining
87
Lesson 30
Timed Essays Writing within a Time Limit
88
Editing and Evaluating
 
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Introduction to Editing
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The Key to Teaching Self-Editing
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Special Tips for Using the Teacher Checklist
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Using the Writing Skills Checklists Step-by-Step
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Content
94
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Style
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Mechanics
99
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Evaluating Final Compositions and Essays
103
Positive and Encouraging Comments
105
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General Positive Comments for a Job Well Done
105
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Positive Comments on Content
106
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Positive Comments on Creativity and Style
107
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Positive Comments on Mechanics
108
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Transitioning into Helpful Suggestions
108
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Neutral Comments
108
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Positive Comments on Editing Effort
110
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Making Comments on the Final Draft
110
Addressing Common Errors Lesson by Lesson
 
Common Problems of Mechanics
131
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Confusion Between Plural and Possessive
131
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Homonym Confusion
131
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Incomplete Sentences (Fragments)
132
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Run-on Sentences
132
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Incorrect Use of Commas
134
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Misplaced Modifiers
134
Student Writing Samples
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Common Proofreading Symbols and Terms
139
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Writing Samples from Lessons 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12
140
Skill Builder Keys
179
Pre-Writing and Lesson Activity Keys
203
Appendix A: Handy References
 
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The Writing Process: Easy as 1-2-3-4-5
A-1
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Glossary of Writing Terms
A-2
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Glossary of Sentence Variations
A-4
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Sample Page Model: Handwritten
A-7
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Sample Page Model: Typed
A-8
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Weak Words List
A-9
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Ingredients for a Tasty Paragraph
A-10
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How Well Do You Follow Directions? Following Directions Game
A-11
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Using a Daily Lesson Plan Book to Organize Assignments
A-12
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Organizing Student Drafts

  • "Here's Your Edited First Revision"
  • "Please File in Your Notebook"
A-13
Appendix B Supplemental Activities
 
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Guide to Using Supplemental Activities

  • Purpose of Supplemental Activities
  • When to Use Supplemental Activities
B-1
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Lesson Expansion

  • Expanding WriteShop Assignments
  • Writing Across the Curriculum
B-2
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Additional Writing Activities

  • Creative Compositions Story Builders/Story Starters
  • Creative Exercises Round Robin/The "Writing Well"
  • Creative Extensions Bloom's Taxonomy/Writing across the Curriculum
B-8
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Story Builder's Word Banks

  • Characters
  • Character Traits
  • Settings
  • Problem/Situation/Incident
B-12
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Story Starters
B-16
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The "Writing Well"
B-18
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Essay Topics

  • Essays That Persuade
  • Essays That Describe or Define
  • Essays That Compare or Contrast
B-21
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Writing a Research Report

  • Writing the Final Draft
  • Presenting an Attractive Report
  • Problem Solving Chart for Reports
B-26
Appendix C Checklists and Evaluation Sheets (All-Purpose)
 
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Student Writing Skills Checklist.
C-1
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Teacher Writing Skills Checklist
C-2
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Student Essay Checklist (Compare/Contrast)
C-3
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Teacher Essay Checklist (Compare/Contrast)
C-4
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Student Essay Checklist (Persuade/Describe/Define)
C-5
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Teacher Essay Checklist (Persuade/Describe/Define)
C-6
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Teacher Essay Checklist (20- to 30-Minute Timed Essay)
C-7
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Student Report Checklist
C-8
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Teacher Report Checklist
C-9
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Composition Evaluation
C-10
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Essay Evaluation
C-11
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Report Evaluation
C-12
 
 

 

 
 

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