Picking up where WriteShop I left off, WriteShop II will expand your students' writing abilities from individual descriptive and informative compositions to an engaging narrative made up of multiple writing styles, as well as new styles such as persuasive writing. Lessons teach students to write multiple types of essays, helping them to learn how to expression an opinion, 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, sloppy copy writing, first revision, a hand-in, and a final draft, students learn to edit their papers methodologically, using a Writing Skills Checklist tailored to the individual lesson.
The WriteShop 2 Student Book is also comprised of loose-leaf sheets in a three-ring binder with tab dividers. While written directly to the student, the sold-separately WriteShop Teacher's Manual for WriteShop I & WriteShop II is still needed to teach the course, as the teacher's guide contains the teacher-specific instructions, keys, and evaluation notes. In this student book, lessons provide examples, lesson directions, and exercises---of which some can be completed in-book, if desired, and others of which must be completed out-of-book.
4th Edition. Recommended for the average student in grade 7-10, or a bright 5th or 6th grader who's working with a parent; average 5th or 6th grade students may also spread the course out over two years. At the pace of one lesson in two weeks, students will finish both WriteShop I & II in two years. It's recommended that students begin with WriteShop I so that they're familiar with the terms and concepts used; however hints are provided for students beginning with WriteShop II. Consumable student pages are reproducible for single family use only.