WriteShop I Student Workbook (5th ed)



WriteShop I, an incremental writing program, teaches teens the steps of the writing process through lessons in descriptive, informative, and narrative writing. The consumable workbook contains Skill Builders, word banks, detailed writing instructions, editing checklists, and evaluation forms.

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WriteShop I offers incremental lessons, challenging assignments, and creative activities for teens.

Students improve descriptive, informative, and narrative writing skills by becoming proficient in four vital techniques: brainstorming, drafting, editing, and revising. Not only do students learn to narrow their topics and choose vivid, descriptive wording, they learn to add interest to their writing by varying their sentence structure.

Each lesson’s Skill Builder introduces new writing tools, which students have the opportunity to apply during future lessons. This “Learn-Practice-Do” approach helps ensure mastery.

What’s new in the 5th edition?

  • Faith-neutral content
  • Updated, streamlined introduction
  • Updated content in some lessons
  • Updated student instructions
  • Updated student & teacher checklists

WriteShop I Student Workbook includes

  • 16 lessons (most students complete the book in one year, two weeks per lesson)
  • Step-by-step instructions for each lesson, written to the student
  • Creative and varied writing assignments and supplemental activities
  • Skill Builders that teach new concepts
  • Lesson-specific student and teacher checklists (one per lesson)
  • Composition evaluation rubrics (one per lesson)
  • 17 exhaustive word banks

To see an overview of WriteShop I content, click the Scope & Sequence tab above.

 View Schedule Options for WriteShop I & II

Though ideal for most 6th-10th graders, WriteShop I works successfully with older high schoolers who need to learn these skills. The program’s incremental nature also makes it an excellent option for teens with learning challenges.

In most cases, it is recommended that students complete this level before beginning WriteShop II.

The Synonym Finder - recommended thesaurusA good thesaurus is essential for WriteShop students. The Synonym Finder is our favorite thesaurus, and we highly recommend it for use with the WriteShop program.

Photocopying Policy

Purchase one workbook per student. Alternately, you may duplicate certain pages according to these policies:

  • Permission is granted to reproduce worksheet pages and rubrics for single-family use only.
  • You do not have permission to reproduce read-only pages (pages not intended to be written on).

Product Details

Author Kim Kautzer and Debra Oldar
ISBN 9781935027492, 9781935027508
Edition 5th edition
Grade Level 6th-10th grade; may also be used with 11th graders w/little or no writing experience
Format Looseleaf pages; 3-hole punched, Paperback, Consumable workbook
Pages 314
Required? Yes, you’ll need both teacher and student components
Companion Products Teacher’s Manual for WriteShop I & II, Copying & Dictation Exercises
Religious content? No

What Parents Are Saying…

Thank you again for such a spectacular curriculum. My kids love it and I love the results!
Coleen, homeschooling parent

This program has taken the frustration out of teaching my son to write. He knows exactly what is expected of him and I know exactly how to correct his work. He enjoys writing now! 
Rhonda, homeschooling parent

First paragraph my son wrote was breathtaking! [He] does not like writing. At all. We’ve struggled all year long with it, and I’ve had no idea how to even grade it, and what his 7th grade expectations were. This program makes it all crystal clear. From the brainstorming exercises, to the actual end product, I am very pleased.
A. Rollins, homeschooling parent

Your curriculum is fabulous! We love it. Our son has really progressed tremendously.
Vanessa, Florida

My children are using your program this year … and I must tell you how impressed my husband and I have been with their progress! We were especially surprised at how our son’s vocabulary and writing skills have improved. The changes began to appear after the very first section! We have been searching for a writing program that was homeschool friendly, and after trying many different programs we have found yours to be the best.
Sue, California

Write Shop has been a wonderful program for us. I don’t think my dyslexic daughter would have ever learned to write without it!
Dena, Tennessee

Thank you, WriteShop, for giving my daughter the tools she needed for a successful college experience.
Patti, California

Quality in every lesson gives this program a push above so many others out there. I really appreciate the Skill Builders that teach what will be expected in the composition. It’s this ‘learn, practice, use’ approach that brings out the quality.
Nancy S., Michigan

We’ve been faithfully following all the steps with Write Shop and I have to say that I’m thrilled to see the method’s sticking.
Diane Allen, Diane Allen Homeschool Reviews

For the first time since I started homeschooling 8 years ago, [I’m] able to help my children learn to write efficiently, clearly, creatively, effectively … I think it’s the most parent and child friendly writing program out there! I wish I had been taught this way! I can’t rave enough about this program … My son’s first final draft paragraph was written beautifully. I was amazed at the talent my son seems to have found within due to this program!
thecrowleygirl, HomeschoolReviews.com

My oldest loves words and flowery long sentences—so much so that she loses her meaning in the process. WriteShop helped her think about each word she used. It forced a disciplined structure.
Beth, Ohio

My eldest daughter is in college and while writing her first composition, she thanked me for providing her with Write Shop. She says that with your program she has learned to write with ease.
Deanne, California

Scope & Sequence

WriteShop I: Fundamentals of Writing

Lesson 1a   Introducing WriteShop  Concrete Writing/Using a Thesaurus

Lesson 1b   Describing an Object  Concrete Writing/The Writing Process

Lesson 2     Describing a Pet  Conciseness/Choosing Synonyms

Lesson 3     Describing a Person  Paired Adjectives/Editing

Lesson 4     Describing a Circus Performer  Concrete Writing/Topic Sentences

Lesson 5     Describing a Food  Sensory Description

Lesson 6     Describing a Season  Similes/Limiting Narration

Lesson 7     Describing a Place  Present Participles

Lesson 8     Explaining a Process  Informative Writing/Sequencing

Lesson 9     Writing a Factual Report  Informative Reports/Avoiding Plagiarism

Lesson 10   Writing a Concise Biography Conciseness/Appositives/Adverb Phrases

Lesson 11   Introducing Journalism  Writing a News Article

Lesson 12   Writing a Narrative of an Emotional Event  Narratives/Prepositions

Lesson 13   Writing a Narrative of Another Person’s Experience  Conducting an Interview

Lesson 14   First-Person Point of View  Point of View/Personification

Lesson 15    First-Person Point of View  Limited Omniscience/Tense

Lesson 16   Third-Person Point of View  Omniscience/Past Participles

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 8.5 × 1 in



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