WriteShop® Primary Scope and Sequence

Lesson Titles

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Book A

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Book B

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Book C

Welcome to WriteShop Primary

Personal Writing

Choosing a Topic

Choosing a Title

Beginning, Middle, End


Writing with Rhymes:
Rhyming Word Families

Organizing Ideas

Personal Experience

Sequence of Events

Writing a Letter

Standard Spelling


Poems and Nursery Rhymes

Fairy Tales and
Predictable Stories

In the News

Writing with Humor (Voice)

Problem and Solution

Character and Setting

Story Organizers

Planning the Story

Writing a Mystery


Journal Writing

Describing a Thing

Describing a Person

Describing a Place

Writing a Book Report

Writing a Simple Report
(no research needed)

Writing a Simple Research Report


Key Writing Concepts

Book A

Book B

Book C

Children will:

  • Be introduced to the writing process
  • Generate ideas for a story.
  • Experience planning a story before writing it.
  • Gather simple information about a topic.
  • Use a story web to organize information.
  • Identify beginning, middle, and end.
  • Choose an appropriate title.
  • Think of simple ways to improve a story.
  • Publish stories through projects or crafts.

Other Key Writing Concepts

  • Completing predictable sentence starters
  • Dictating a story
  • Using simple graphic organizers
  • Reading and writing color words
  • Recognizing words that rhyme
  • Identifying and using punctuation marks at the end of a sentence
  • Beginning a sentence with a capital letter

Children will:

  • Become more familiar with the writing process
  • Organize the main parts of a story before beginning to write.
  • Include an introduction, body, and closing.
  • Identify the main character in stories.
  • Learn to add details to a story.
  • Organize a story to include a problem and its solution.
  • Write a letter.
  • Write a personal narrative.
  • Retell nursery rhymes and fairy tales in their own words.
  • Publish stories through projects or crafts.

Other Key Writing Concepts

  • Paragraph form and indentation
  • Practicing with punctuation
  • Identifying the parts of a friendly letter
  • Using words that rhyme
  • Using a different voice to tell a story
  • Choosing story endings
  • Using a dictionary to help improve writing and spelling skills

Children will:

  • Gain confidence using the writing process
  • Plan the main ingredients of a story before beginning to write.
  • Learn to ask Who, What, When, Where, and Why? In order to add story details.
  • Organize story details.
  • Learn to keep a personal journal.
  • Practice descriptive writing.
  • Write a nonfiction article.
  • Learn to write a simple report.
  • Self-edit their own work.
  • Publish stories through projects or crafts.

Other Key Writing Concepts

  • Practicing telling time to know when a story takes place
  • Identifying describing words
  • Summarizing contents of familiar books
  • Collecting research facts about a specific topic
  • Checking own work for correct spelling and punctuation
  • Using standard spelling.
  • Using self-editing tools
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