Students will be using the WriteShop curriculum in this course. WriteShop introduces the steps of the writing process through engaging activities and creates an environment that promotes a joy of learning. The program accommodates beginning writers as well as developing writers. Lessons are divided into Activity Sets to fully cover a topic without hurrying the child. Students will learn that writing is a process made up of several steps:
Planning. Familiar topics, simple graphic organizers, and teacher guidance help unlock your child’s creative ideas.
Writing. Children who can’t write independently are encouraged to dictate stories to you. Writing assignments grow from 3 to 5 sentences. Lessons build incrementally, and as children grow in skill and confidence, they are encouraged to become more independent writers.
Editing. From the beginning, children learn that editing is a natural part of writing.
Handwriting without Tears is a handwriting curriculum that will also be taught in the class.
Textbook: Letters and Numbers for Me – Handwriting without Tears (9781939814449)
Supplies: MEAD black and white composition notebook (wide ruled), 1-inch 3-ring binder labeled for this class