WriteShop® PrimaryBuy Now

Determining Placement Level for WriteShop Primary

WriteShop Primary teaches your child to plan, create, and publish simple stories with parent help. Each level can be used with children of varying abilities. Simply ask them to participate as much as they are able. Extra challenges appear throughout each lesson to keep the interest of a more advanced child.

 

Using WriteShop Primary with K-3rd graders
WriteShop Primary was created for students in kindergarten, first, second, or third grade. This chart will help you choose a starting level.

 

No Prior Writing Experience

Limited Writing Experience

Writing at
Grade Level

Writing above
Grade Level

Kindergarten

Book A

Book A

Book A

Book A

1st Grade

Book A

Book A

Book A

Book A or B

2nd Grade

Book A or B

Book A or B

Book B

Book B or C

3rd Grade

Book B or C

Book B or C

Book C

---

Using WriteShop Primary with Older Students
Though WriteShop Primary was written with younger children in mind, parents have reported success using Book B with eight- to ten-year-olds who have had little or no prior writing experience. Even for these older students, the lessons can provide a helpful foundation in sentence and paragraph development; organizing a story; and identifying problem, solution, character, and setting.

When working with your older child, you may find the need to eliminate or adapt some of the younger-sounding activities to make them more age-appropriate. However, you’ll soon discover that many of the teaching exercises are actually fitting for any beginning writer.

We also recommend Wordsmith Apprentice for 9- to 11-year-olds who need a strong beginning writing foundation.

Using WriteShop Primary with a Special Needs Child
Developmentally disabled children who function at a K-3rd grade level may enjoy WriteShop Primary’s activities.

More About WriteShop Primary
 

Copyright © 2007 WriteShop, Inc.  All rights reserved.
Content copyright protected by Copyscape website plagiarism search