WriteShop Primary Book B introduces the steps of the writing process through engaging activities, crafts, and picture books and creates an environment that promotes a joy of learning. The program accommodates pre-writers as well as beginning and developing writers. Children who are reluctant or not able to write on their own are encouraged to dictate their stories and ideas to you.
As their skills develop, they will learn to help more and more with the actual writing. For more advanced students, extra challenges appear throughout each lesson to promote stronger writing habits.
The Book B Teacher’s Guide takes you step-by-step through the writing process so you can teach—and edit—with confidence.
By the end of Book B, children will have learned to plan, create, and publish simple stories with parent help. They will:
- Use graphic organizers to plan a story
- Include a beginning, a middle, and an end
- Identify the main character in a story
- Learn to add story details
- Organize a story to include a problem and its solution
- Write a friendly letter
- Write a personal narrative
- Retell nursery rhymes and fairy tales in their own words
- “Publish” stories through projects or crafts
Other skills introduced in Book B include:
- Concept of paragraph form and indentation
- Standard spelling and using spelling tools
- Identifying the parts of a friendly letter
- Identifying words that rhyme
- Using a different voice to tell a story
- Using a dictionary to help improve writing and spelling
- Choosing story endings
|Author||Nancy I. Sanders|
|Grade Level||1st or 2nd grade; may also be used with reluctant 3rd graders|
|Format||Soft cover with plastic-coil binding; lies flat for ease of use|
|Required?||Yes, you’ll need both teacher and student components|
|Companion Products||Activity Pack B|
What Parents Are Saying…
My daughter went from painfully writing 3-5 sentences to writing whole stories complete with beginning, middle, and ending. WriteShop Primary Book B even helped me not to be scared of writing.
Too often, we just tell kids what we want them to write instead of showing them HOW to write. In each WriteShop lesson, you will find mini-lessons designed to help you SHOW your child the craft of writing.
Becky, This Reading Mama
My son’s confidence in writing has certainly been strengthened thanks to WriteShop!
Heather, Thrift Schooling
Spelling improved. CONFIDENCE was a huge improvement. I had been dealing with the dreaded ‘I can’t’ and this program has helped them see ‘I CAN’! … A fantastic experience!
The best part is that we hardly noticed that we were learning together while we were busy throwing paper slices of pepperoni or writing parts of a story on a make-believe ‘story bucket.’
Jake (6 yrs) really liked this. He loves making up stories with me and his sister. Using the provided activity sheets, I encouraged him to create stories all on his own. He especially like the one-on-one attention he got as I asked questions to keep his creative juices flowing. During one lesson, he said, “This is kinda hard, but fun!” I love that it was challenging, yet enjoyable. That’s exactly what learning should be!
Erika, Raising Leafs
I love the friendly approach that makes writing fun.
Michele, homeschool mom
[Author Nancy Sanders] is really good at encouraging me, the tutor, to separate out penmanship from composition. The Teacher’s Guide is like having her sitting with me gently coaching and encouraging me what to say, what to prepare or what to do next. She is tremendously encouraging and her explanations are empowering for me as I understand what I am doing and the purpose behind each step.
Chareen, Every Bed of Roses