WriteShop

WriteShop provides step-by-step lesson plans so even instructors who don’t feel like strong writers can teach their students. Assignments are open-ended, allowing students to explore their own interests while providing concrete assessment criteria for objective grading and feedback.

 

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WriteShop Primary A Review

 

General Information

 

  • Curriculum Developer – WriteShop
  • Website Link
  • Sample Link
  • Grade Level Scope: Lower elementary
  • Subject Covered: Writing
  • Cost Range: $10 – $50
  • Supplemental Material Cost: Depends if you already have simple craft supplies and have or use library materials when extra books are required for supplemental reading
  • Format: Physical product
  • Religious content: No

Basic Features

 

  • Methodology: Traditional & Unit Study
  • Learning Styles Utilized: Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic, Verbal, Interpersonal, and Intrapersonal
  • Intelligences Utilized: Pictures, Movement, Crafts, Stories, Relationships, Contemplation, and Words
  • Teaching Styles Utilized: Progressive steps, Multi-Disciplinary, Story books, Independent Work
  • Common Core: Unknown
  • Accredited: Unknown
  • Teacher Helps: More than average

Product Description 

 

  • Font Size: Larger than average for student worksheets
  • Pictures: Minimal black and white picture
  • Binding: Soft cover with spiral binding
  • Lessons Included: 10 Activity Sets with 8 sections each
  • Intended Curriculum Usage Length: 1 year

Adapability 

 

  • Amount of Handwriting Required: More than average
  • Possible Assistive Technology Modifications: Typing or speech-to-text
  • Executive Functioning Concerns: None
  • Average Length of Lessons: 8 sections to span over 2 weeks
  • Concentration Level Required: Average
  • Modifiable by Lengthening Out Lessons: Very easy for parent to do and comes with guide for modified use
  • Language Complexity: Average

Specific Disabilities 

 

  • Scripted lessons for easier student understanding
  • Parent has options to pick supplemental learning items that interest their child and are adapted to their student’s specific learning needs

SPED Homeschool Review Crew Feedback

What was the one thing that most impressed you about this curriculum?

It is feasible that any parent just beginning to homeschool, or any teen designated to help younger siblings, could gain both experience and confidence by implementing this program just as it is written….I would definitely recommend this program for a new to homeschooling teacher whose student(s) might be at the kindergarten through second grade levels.

What should parents of children with learning needs be aware of when looking into this curriculum?

I highly recommend that before using the program read the Welcome and Introduction section and then the Smaller Steps and Flying Higher sections of the lesson plans…these sections will help you understood how the author intended this curriculum to be implemented.

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