WriteShop Primary Teacher’s Guide | Book C



WriteShop Primary Book C introduces the steps of the writing process through engaging activities, crafts, and picture books and creates an environment that promotes a joy of learning. Book C  is gentle enough for beginning writers. At the same time, it will challenge more advanced or motivated students.

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WriteShop Primary Book C introduces the steps of the writing process through engaging activities, crafts, and picture books. As with earlier WriteShop Primary levels, 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 begin to gain both confidence and independence. For more advanced students, extra challenges appear throughout each lesson to promote stronger writing habits.

The Book C 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 C, children will have learned to plan, create, and publish simple stories with parent help. They will:

  • Plan the main ingredients of a story before beginning to write
  • Learn to ask who, what, when, where, why?
  • Use different graphic organizers to plan a story
  • Write entries in a personal journal
  • Describe an object, a person, and a place
  • Write a nonfiction article
  • Write a book report
  • Learn to use research to write a short report
  • “Publish” stories through projects or crafts

Other skills introduced in Book C include

  • Using standard spelling
  • Identifying describing words
  • Using a simple self-editing checklist
  • Summarizing contents of familiar books
  • Collecting research facts about a specific topic
  • Using computer publishing software

For more information, see:
Book C sample lesson
Choosing a Level | WriteShop Primary


Product Details

Author Nancy I. Sanders
ISBN 9781935027027
Grade Level 2nd or 3rd grade
Version Print book
Format Soft cover with plastic-coil binding; lies flat for ease of use
Pages 241
Religious content? No
Required? Yes, you’ll need both teacher and student components
Companion Products Activity Pack C

What Parents Are Saying…

To my utter delight, it is exactly what she needed to grow in confidence about her writing … It was delightful to see Ana begin to bud with enthusiasm.
Callie, Mama’s Coffee Shop

My son loves the WriteShop. He often asks to do WriteShop before anything else. He told me, “It makes writing fun. I like writing reports and mysteries. I like doing the activities the best.” This is coming from a child who, before the WriteShop, genuinely hated writing. I’m pretty thrilled with the drastic turn around! 
Leah, Ponderings from My Heart

I am amazed at the progress my son made in such a short time. His ability to put his thoughts together in an organized way has improved dramatically. WriteShop Primary was very easy to teach. I loved that the lessons were easy to adapt to different learning styles.
Bonnie, Texas

It’s awfully gratifying to witness the satisfaction Super Hero feels to see his finished “published” writing in a form that’s meaningful to him.
Patricia, Raising a Self-Reliant Child

The lessons were simple enough to build my son’s confidence, yet challenging enough that he was always learning something new.
Tammy, Florida

In addition to helping my child organize his thoughts and ideas, [Book C] helped me find different ways … to build up his confidence and place more emphasis on the positive aspects of his writing rather than focusing on mistakes and corrections.
Susan, Connecticut

I appreciate that I could teach three of my children at the same time and see each child’s writing improve. This curriculum is beneficial for students with a wide variety of writing skills: non-writers, reluctant writers, disorganized writers—even enthusiastically prolific writers!
Beth, South Carolina

We loved it! … the girls have loved writing and brainstorming and doing all of the various activities. The creators encourage short lessons, but often the girls wanted to exceed that limit by quite a bit. I would encourage anyone to give this writing curriculum a try.
Laurie, Laurie’s School Days

Scope & Sequence

WriteShop Primary Book C includes the following lessons:

Lesson 1: Planning the Story
Lesson 2: Writing a Mystery
Lesson 3: Self-Editing
Lesson 4: Journal Writing
Lesson 5: Describing a Thing
Lesson 6: Describing a Person
Lesson 7: Describing a Place
Lesson 8: Writing a Book Report
Lesson 9: Writing a Simple Report (no research needed)
Lesson 10: Writing a Simple Research Report

Working three days a week, you will typically finish one lesson in three weeks. Each lesson includes pre-writing games, story planning (brainstorming), story writing (with help as needed), simple editing, and publishing the story in craft form.

In Book C, 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

WriteShop Primary Book C Activity and Project Examples:

  • Time capsule
  • Willy Worm Word Wall
  • Spinner spelling game
  • Honey bee pointer
  • Graphic organizer kite
  • Venn diagram
  • Glyphs
  • Using Internet resources
  • Top-secret detective file
  • Story scroll
  • Book about my family
  • Travel poster
  • 3-panel story board

WriteShop Primary activities use materials and supplies that most families already have on hand.

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 9 × 1 in
Grade Level


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