WriteShop Junior is a creative writing program that appeals to many learning styles. As with all WriteShop products, WriteShop Junior helps you guide children through the steps of the writing process. To keep the experience fun for everyone, every 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 just beginning, this program is flexible so children can work at their own level.
“We love, love, love WriteShop Junior. It has changed my little boy into a writer.
I am just so happy that he is excited about writing!”
Book D Placement
Book D is recommended for 3rd and 4th grade, but many of our test families also used it successfully with reluctant 5th graders (and even some 6th graders). Parents also appreciate being able to use the program with struggling learners.
Table of Contents
Letter of Invitation
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
Use emotion words to develop voice
Use the five senses to add descriptive detail
Self-edit and revise their work
Book D Components
Teacher’s Guide: Daily lesson plans, writing samples, guided writing scripts, step-by-step teaching instructions, engaging learning games and exercises
Student Activity Pack: This 2-pack contains the Student Worksheet Pack plus the Level 1 Fold-N-Go™ Grammar Pack.
Student Worksheet Pack: Activity pages your child will need to complete portions of each lesson. These worksheets introduce your child to writing skills such as brainstorming and self-editing. The Worksheet Pack contains:
- Pre-writing activities
- Skill Builders
- Journal prompt pages
- Brainstorming worksheets/graphic organizers
- Reading log forms
- Self-editing checklists
- Evaluation Charts
Level 1 Fold-N-Go™ Grammar Pack: Fun reference tools with simple exercises that introduce or review grammar rules and essential writing skills. Printed on brightly colored paper, pages are assembled inside a file folder to form 10 large flipbooks, one for each lesson in Book D.
- Punctuation Marks
Time-Saver Pack (Optional): For parents and teachers who appreciate shortcuts, the Time-Saver Pack includes a number of sturdy, ready-made props for activities featured throughout Book D, such as game cards and spinners. If you prefer to make your own, you’ll find instructions for each activity in the Teacher’s Guide.
What Parents Are Saying about Book D
“Book D was so easy to teach, I couldn’t possibly fail! The lessons were concise and fun, which made my reluctant writer start to come out of his shell. His writing skills have come a long way—and so have mine.” –Kelley, South Dakota
"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
"I love the tactile learning experiences. The multi-sensory approach is great for children with dyslexia." –Lisa, California
“I felt so inadequate when it came to teaching my children to write.... I can honestly say that my fears have subsided as I watched [them] gain confidence. They want to write!” –Heidi, New York
"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, New Jersey
"To say that my sons were reluctant writers would be an understatement… [but] they progressed from ‘once upon a time, the end,’ to completing stories with a beginning, middle, and end." –Rolayne, Indiana
Click here to view the Book D Sample Lesson!