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WriteShop 2 Student Workbook

WriteShop II Has a New Look!

  • WriteShop II’s new format features a soft cover and looseleaf pages.
  • The text has not changed. You will find the same 4th-edition content.
  • It is compatible with the 4th-edition Teacher’s Manual.
  • Use your own binder. Pages are already 3-hole punched for convenience.

Where WriteShop I established a basic framework of descriptive, informative, and narrative writing, WriteShop II helps students expand their writing abilities. This second volume builds on that earlier foundation as compositions shift focus to descriptive narration, narrative voice, point of view, and use of tense. Later lessons introduce persuasive writing and the basic 5-paragraph essay model. Students will write multiple kinds of essays, where they will learn to express an opinion and 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, drafting, and revising, students learn to edit their papers methodically, using a Writing Skills Checklist purposefully tailored to the individual lesson.

WriteShop II Student Workbook includes

  • 14 lessons (most students complete the book in one year, two weeks per lesson)
  • Step-by-step instructions for each lesson, written to the student
  • Creative and varied writing assignments and supplemental activities
  • Skill Builders that teach and reinforce new concepts
  • Examples, lesson directions, and exercises—some of which are completed in-book, and others that must be written on separate paper
  • Lesson-specific student and teacher checklists (one per lesson)
  • Composition evaluation rubrics (one per lesson)
  • 17 exhaustive word banks

WriteShop II is not a stand-alone book. The Teacher’s Manual provides parents and teachers with the tools they need to teach both WriteShop I and WriteShop II. This critical resource contains many instructional activities needed for introducing or explaining key concepts. These materials are NOT always present in the student book. The Teacher's Manual is available for purchase as part of the Basic Set.

Though ideal for most 8th-11th graders, WriteShop II works successfully with seniors who need to learn basic essay-writing skills. 

In most cases, it is recommended that students complete WriteShop I before beginning WriteShop II.

Photocopying Policy

Each student will need his or her own student workbook. You may purchase one WriteShop II workbook per student, or you may duplicate certain pages according to these policies:

  • Permission is granted to reproduce worksheet pages and rubrics for single-family use only.
  • You do not have permission to reproduce read-only pages (pages that are not intended to be written on).

AuthorKim Kautzer & Debra Older
Product CodeWR045
Length276 pages
FormatSoftcover, Black and White
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Order: WR045