OCT
07
2012

WriteShop Junior D Giveaway!

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WriteShop Junior is a creative writing program that appeals to many learning styles. As with all WriteShop products, Book D helps you guide children through the steps of the writing process. To keep the experience fun for everyone, each lesson includes engaging games and activities that teach and review important writing and self-editing skills. And whether you have a more advanced child or one who is fairly new to writing, this program is flexible so children can work at their own level.

Book D teaches the basics: how to come up with ideas; brainstorm and organize before writing; choose more interesting words; learn to self-edit in a fun and positive way; and publish creatively. It’s geared towards students in 3rd and 4th grades, as well as reluctant 5th graders.

–> Download a Book D sample lesson

We received the WriteShop Junior D Teacher’s Guide, Activity Pack w/Fold-N-Go Grammar, and Time-Saver Pack (Which I HIGHLY recommend). These three things are everything you need to begin the Writeshop Junior D program.

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One of my favorite features are all of the self-editing techniques the students learn. To save time I premade the Fold-N-Go grammar packs, and then we went through them as the lessons called for them. Turbo and Strawberry Shortcake are doing really well checking their work now, and I think they actually look forward to it since they get to use this cute little bag!

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One of the first things I did was laminate all of the helpful bookmarks that came with the pack, as well as put together the Fold-N-Go folders. I also organized all of the printables from the student activity pack so they were ready to go for Turbo and Strawberry Shortcake. That definitely helps save time when we do the lessons!

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Once I got everything set up, it was time to start our lessons. We are doing WriteShop Junior D three times a week right now. The program has several different scheduling options to pick from, and so you can really tailor it for your needs. I don’t always go by the script, but if you’re unsure of how to teach, each lesson is scripted out for you so you don’t have to worry about it at all!

My kiddos are having so much fun with the lessons, that they actually look forward to writing time now which is a huge bonus! One thing that’s key for us, are the group brainstorming sessions. We discuss ideas together, using some of WriteShops story builders, and the lesson activities, and that has been a TREMENDOUS help for Turbo who has a hard time thinking of things to write on.

I’ve really seen Turbo blossom in writing since we’ve started the program. His first adventure story was 5 pages long! The kid just wouldn’t stop writing, and not only that, but his story was actually really well put together and thought out!

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So What’s in our writing bag? (Just because I know you’ll ask, this cute bag is from Lakeshore Learning it’s called the Teacher Carry-All.) I keep my Teacher’s Guide in the middle section, along with the student Fold-N-Go packs. I also keep colored construction paper in there for our publishing days.

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All of the little pockets on the outside house plenty of pencils, scissors, stickers, correcting tape (they absolutely LOVE this! I think they make mistakes now just so they can use it! Ha!), glue, correction pencils, highlighters, and the editing checklist I made awhile back. The WriteShop program also gives you a whole list of helpful tools to keep in your bag.

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We’re absolutely loving this program, and definitely plan to continue with WriteShop in the future!

Want more information?

Ready to win?

WriteShop is offering YOUR choice of 1 of their WriteShop curriculum packages! You can pick from WriteShop Primary Book A, B, or C or WriteShop Junior Book D. This includes both the Teacher’s Guide and student Activity Pack (and Time-Saver Pack as well for Book D!) Whoot whoot! Just fill out the entries in the Rafflecopter below to win!

Can’t Wait?

I have a 15% discount coupon, good for any purchase in the WriteShop store!

Use coupon code HSCON15 at checkout to get your discount!

(Coupon good now through October 21, 2012 Midnight!)

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Comments

  1. I have been looking for a writing program for my kids. I would love to try this out! Thanks for the opportunity!

  2. Would love to win this for my kids. Thanks

  3. I’ve been looking to buy this for my son. This is a great giveaway. Thanks

  4. This looks like a great writing program! Would love to try it out on my 4 boys!!

  5. Suzanne Ruckman says:

    I would love to try this with my son!

  6. I would love to win this for my boy. What do you think about the Primary book? Your thinker bell works on it? How does she likes it? I have a boy in kinder and would like for him to try this program. Thank you.

  7. I was just looking at this program again last night and plan to purchase it so winning it would be an answer to prayer as I don’t exactly have this budgeted but even if that doesn’t happen, the coupon will be so helpful! Thanks!!

  8. I have been trying to do the rafflecopter, but the networked blogs tells me there is no blog by the name you have.

  9. My son is struggling with his writing right now, this might be our answer!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. i would love the “B” series. I think it would be a good fit with my boy.

  11. just so you know, on the rafflecopter, the networked blog part doesn’t work. Says the blog doesn’t exist.

  12. Inez Foreman says:

    I would love to win this for my little girl. Times have been hard since I lost my job.
    Thank you for this giveaway and good luck to all.

  13. This looks like a great curriculum to try out!

  14. I would love to have this for my oldest!

  15. Would love to have this for both my girls. Thanks.

  16. I would love to win this for my daughters!!

  17. Jennifer Bodle says:

    This sounds like a fabulous program and looks like the kids would have fun doing.
    I must say I don’t spend a lot of time on the computer and only have email so that limits us to the chances of winning on the giveaways. Thank you for offering the discount for this product as an option.

  18. I haven’t used Write Shop before, but it sounds like something my creative girl would adore. Thank you for hosting the give away! :)

  19. This sounds like a fantastic program

  20. Love this give away… looks like a great program!

  21. heidi Cunningham says:

    Looks like it would be great! Something new to try.
    Thanks Erica!

  22. This looks like a wonderful program! Thanks Erica!

  23. We would love to try Writeshop. Heard great things about it!

  24. Not only would I love to win this for my, but I would also like to inquire about your interesting laminator. What kind is it?

  25. This looks like such a fun way to begin the writing process! We would love to add it to our 2nd grade year. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

  26. Thanks for offering this up. I love level D and hope to start my younger ones on level A

  27. I am also having trouble finding Kim Kautzer’s Blog. Thank you so much for all the work you do and the gifts you share with us!

  28. Wendy Trader says:

    We would love to have this. Thank you for the opportunity.

  29. This is so cute love it!!!

  30. I’ve been looking at writing programs for my kids, so your post is very timely for me! :-) Thanks!

  31. We love WriteShop! Looking forward to using this level.
    Thanks!

  32. I would love this – thank you for the opportunity to sign up to win!!! Thank you for sharing how you went about setting it up – I love the organizer idea! It makes the subject so inviting to use!! :)

  33. This sounds like something my son would love! He wants to be an author when he grows up and I think this would definitely give him a great start! : )

  34. I would love love love to receive this curriculum. I feel like it would really benefit my son. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

  35. With K being a fourth grader, this would be perfect. Thanks for the opportunity~ ;>) MS

  36. My daughter is not a big fan of writing. Would love to try a new curriculum.

  37. My kids LOVE level A, even the 3yo joins in and works on some of the activities!

  38. I love write shop and this would be a great addition to my collection.

  39. This is actually my first web comment, but for a chance to win this WriteShop curriculum seem like a good reason to write. By the way your website is really great! Ever since I found it about three weeks ago, I’ ve been using many of your resources. Thank you for all the time you put into this site.

  40. I would love to win this! I think this would really spark my first year of homeschooling here! What a great giveaway. Thanks!!

  41. Would love to have this for my 4th grade son!!!!

  42. This is looks so cool
    !!!!

  43. What a great product! :hope I win:

  44. What a fantastic looking program – I’d love to win – thanks for the chance!

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