WriteShop I (Grading)

Welcome to your WriteShop Course! This is an incremental program, so each lesson must be done before moving onto the next. Select the appropriate lesson below to begin your writing adventure!

As a reference while writing your papers, use the Sentence Structure Page to review the various sentence structures required in your assignments and the Page Format Page to properly format your computer document before submitting it to your teacher.

Lessons

In this lesson, you will learn how to use vivid, specific and accurate words to write a paragraph describing an object.

Module 1 Concrete Writing/Describing an Object (Grading)
Unit 1 SkillBuilder: Finding Synonyms (Grading)
Unit 2 Brainstorming (Grading)
Unit 3 Sloppy Copy (Grading)
Unit 4 Writing Skills Checklist (Grading)
Unit 5 Edited Sloppy Copy (Grading)
Unit 6 First Revision (Grading)
Unit 7 Final Draft (Grading)

In this lesson, you will describe your pet using active sentences to keep your reader interested and engaged.

Module 2 Describing a Pet (Grading)
Unit 1 Skill Builder: Using the Thesaurus (Grading)
Unit 2 Brainstorming (Grading)
Unit 3 Active Verbs (Grading)
Unit 4 Sloppy Copy (Grading)
Unit 5 First Revision (Grading)
Unit 6 Final Draft (Grading)

This week, you will learn how to use paired adjectives while writing a paragraph describing a person.

Module 3 Describing a Person (Grading)
Unit 1 Skill Builder: Paired Adjectives (Grading)
Unit 2 Brainstorming (Grading)
Unit 3 Lesson 3: Sloppy Copy (Grading)
Unit 4 Lesson 3: First Revision (Grading)
Unit 5 Final Draft (Grading)

This week, you will learn how to enhance your topic sentences to describe a circus performer.

Module 4 Describe a Circus Performer (Grading)
Unit 1 Skill Builder: Topic Sentences (Grading)
Unit 2 Lesson 4: Brainstorming (Grading)
Unit 3 Lesson 4: Sloppy Copy (Grading)
Unit 4 Lesson 4: First Revision (Grading)
Unit 5 Lesson 4: Final Draft (Grading)

This week, you will learn how to polish your titles and properly use contractions while you describe a food.

Module 5 Describe a Food (Grading)
Unit 1 Skill Builder: Titles and Contractions (Grading)
Unit 2 Lesson 5: Brainstorming (Grading)
Unit 3 Lesson 5: Sloppy Copy (Grading)
Unit 4 Lesson 5: First Revision (Grading)
Unit 5 Lesson 5: Final Draft (Grading)

This week, you will use similes in your paragraph describing a season.

Module 6 Describing a Season (Grading)
Unit 1 Skill Builder: Using Similes (Grading)
Unit 2 Lesson 6: Brainstorming (Grading)
Unit 3 Lesson 6: Sloppy Copy (Grading)
Unit 4 Lesson 6: First Revision (Grading)
Unit 5 Lesson 6: Final Draft (Grading)

This week, you will use action verbs in your paragraph describing a place.

Module 7 Describing a Place (Grading)
Unit 1 Skill Builder: Using “-ing” Verbs (Grading)
Unit 2 Lesson 7: Brainstorming (Grading)
Unit 3 Lesson 7: Sloppy Copy (Grading)
Unit 4 Lesson 7: First Revision (Grading)
Unit 5 Lesson 7: Final Draft (Grading)

In this lesson, you will learn how to explain a process.

Module 8 Explaining a Process (Grading)
Unit 1 Skill Builder: Explaining Processes (Grading)
Unit 2 Lesson 8: Brainstorming (Grading)
Unit 3 Lesson 8: Sloppy Copy (Grading)
Unit 4 Lesson 8: First Revision (Grading)
Unit 5 Lesson 8: Final Draft (Grading)

This week’s lesson covers how to use present participial phrases when writing fact-based papers.

Module 9 Writing a Factual Paragraph (Grading)
Unit 1 Skill Builder: Present Participial Phrases (Grading)
Unit 2 Lesson 9: Brainstorming (Grading)
Unit 3 Lesson 9: Sloppy Copy (Grading)
Unit 4 Lesson 9: First Revision (Grading)
Unit 5 Lesson 9: Final Draft (Grading)

In this lesson, you will learn how to use and identify appositives and adverbs to enhance your paper about a person.

Module 10 Writing a Concise Biography (Grading)
Unit 1 Skill Builders, Part 1: Appositives (Grading)
Unit 2 Skill Builders, Part 2: Adverbs (Grading)
Unit 3 Lesson 10: Brainstorming (Grading)
Unit 4 Lesson 10: Sloppy Copy (Grading)
Unit 5 Lesson 10: First Revision (Grading)
Unit 6 Lesson 10: Final Draft (Grading)

In this lesson, you will learn how to write a factual news article using the “5 Ws and 1 H” method.

Module 11 Introducing Journalism (Grading)
Unit 1 Skill Builder: Journalism (Grading)
Unit 2 Lesson 11: Brainstorming (Grading)
Unit 3 Lesson 11: Sloppy Copy (Grading)
Unit 4 Lesson 11: First Revision (Grading)
Unit 5 Lesson 11: Final Draft (Grading)

In this lesson, you will learn to use prepositions to write a narrative of an emotional event.

Module 12 Writing a Narrative of an Emotional Event (Grading)
Unit 1 Skill Builder: Prepositions (Grading)
Unit 2 Lesson 12: Brainstorming (Grading)
Unit 3 Lesson 12: Sloppy Copy (Grading)
Unit 4 Lesson 12: First Revision (Grading)
Unit 5 Lesson 12: Final Draft (Grading)

In this lesson, you will learn how to conduct an interview to write a narrative of another person’s emotional event.

Module 13 Writing a Narrative of Another Person’s Experience (Grading)
Unit 1 Skill Builder: Interviewing a Person (Grading)
Unit 2 Lesson 13: Sloppy Copy (Grading)
Unit 3 Lesson 13: First Revision (Grading)
Unit 4 Lesson 13: Final Draft (Grading)

In this lesson, you will learn how to use personification in order to write a paper using first-person perspective.

Module 14 First-Person Point of View 1 (Grading)
Unit 1 Skill Builder: Personification (G)
Unit 2 Lesson 14: Brainstorming (G)
Unit 3 Lesson 14: Sloppy Copy (G)
Unit 4 Lesson 14: First Revision (G)
Unit 5 Lesson 14: Final Draft (G)

In this lesson, you will focus on tense agreement to write a limited omniscience, first-person perspective paper.

Module 15 First-Person Point of View 2 (Grading)
Unit 1 Skill Builder: Tense Agreement (G)
Unit 2 Lesson 15: Brainstorming (G)
Unit 3 Lesson 15: Sloppy Copy (G)
Unit 4 Lesson 15: First Revision (SB)
Unit 5 Lesson 15: Final Draft (G)

In this final lesson of WriteShop I, you will learn how to use past participles to write a third-person perspective paper.

Module 16 Third-Person Point of View (Grading)
Unit 1 Skill Builder: Past Participles (G)
Unit 2 Lesson 16: Brainstorming (G)
Unit 3 Lesson 16: Sloppy Copy (G)
Unit 4 Lesson 16: First Revision (G)
Unit 5 Lesson 16: Final Draft (G)
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