WriteShop II 5th Edition
Advanced writing concepts for 8th-12th graders using WriteShop II
Incremental lessons with a strong emphasis on editing; lessons gradually increase in difficulty
Practical grammar application as students relate grammar to writing
Goal of mastery as lessons regularly review skills
Creative and varied lessons
Graphic organizers and step-by-step strategies that help students with learning difficulties such as dyslexia or dysgraphia
Flexible scheduling. Because the material is “ungraded,” students may begin WriteShop I any time between 6th and 10th grade and may take from one semester to two years to complete this first level. When finished, they can move up to WriteShop II.
Video course options. When you feel unsure about teaching writing on your own or don't have time to add one more thing to your schedule, PlayWith.Education's online Video Course may be the answer.
WriteShop II offers more challenging assignments such as descriptive narration, point of view, narrative voice, persuasion, and introduction to 5-paragraph essays (including timed essays). The consumable workbook contains Skill Builders, word banks, detailed writing instructions, editing checklists, and evaluation forms.
Teacher Manual is sold with the Writeshop I 5th Edition Set.
Where WriteShop I established a basic framework of descriptive, informative, and narrative writing, WriteShop II helps students expand their writing abilities. This second volume builds on that earlier foundation as compositions shift focus to descriptive narration, narrative voice, point of view, and use of tense. Later lessons introduce persuasive writing and the basic 5-paragraph essay model. Students will write multiple kinds of essays, where they will learn to express an opinion and develop and support it with facts, details, and examples.
Students write one composition over a two-week period, revising it twice. Incremental in approach, exercises are designed to be approached consecutively, building upon previously learned material. Working through assignments by brainstorming, drafting, and revising, students learn to edit their papers methodically, using a Writing Skills Checklist purposefully tailored to the individual lesson.
What's new in the 5th edition?
Faith-neutral content (non-religious)
Updated, streamlined introduction
Updated content in some lessons
Improved 5-paragraph essay structure
Updated student instructions
Updated student & teacher checklistsSkills Covered inWriteShop I and IIWriteshop II Sample pagesScope & Sequence - Writeshop II