Writer’s Workshop Jump Start

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Writer’s Workshop Jump Start is for all ages from beginners to high schoolers to learn to love writing and the writing process.  The program is a pick and choose smorgasbord of ideas to guide you through high interest writing projects that will help young writers emerge, bit by bit into confident strong writers.

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Writer’s Workshop Jump Start is a Writer’s Workshop unit that gets you started writing. It is for all ages from beginning writers right up to Mom and Dad.

This is where you begin with the Writer’s Workshop program.  Jump Start teaches both parents and kids to love writing, to use the writing process, and to re-learn what it means to be a writer.

This unit is especially designed with high interest writing exercises and prompts to get you started filling your Writer’s Journal with interesting ideas so you can build a bank of jumping off places to take further.

You can use Jump Start at the beginning of each school year to get back into the swing of writing.

Here’s how to use Writer’s Workshop Jump Start:

Step 1: Mini Lesson

Your writing day will begin with a Mini Lesson, a short lesson about grammar, punctuation, word choice, expository writing skills and more.  Mini Lessons appear in sidebars on every page so there are lots to choose from.  You don’t need to do all of the Mini Lessons in the unit, just pick and choose the ones that look interesting or are skills your kids need to hone!

Step 2: Exercises

All through the unit are exercises to warm your kids up to writing and teach them the skills they need for learning to love writing and get used to the writing process in small, easy bites.  The exercises are fun and high interest.

The Exercises mostly end up in your Journal. They are not graded and are private, unless the writer wants to share them.  Spelling, grammar, and mechanics don’t matter.  This is about getting ideas down on paper!

Like the Mini Lessons, you don’t need to do all the Exercises.  Pick and choose the ones you like.  You’ll be coming back to this unit next year so be sure to save some good ideas for later.

Step 3: Writing Project

To finish off Jump Start, each writer will choose a piece of writing from his or her Journal to take through the Writing Process.  That piece of writing will be expanded, corrected, revised, and then published for an audience (probably your family!) where it will get applauded.

Then Mom, Dad, or another mentor will carefully and thoughtfully evaluate the finished Writing Project with help from the Reports and Essays guide.  Kids and parents will talk together about what the writer learned and what the writer can make even better.

Printable Pack

This unit comes with a printable pack of printables that go with exercises and sidebar Mini Lessons.

 

Additional Information

Age Range: 5-adult

Grade Level: 1st through 12th (and beyond)

Format: PDF

Pages: 30

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1 review for Writer’s Workshop Jump Start

  1. Jessica Brammer

    We used this study to help us get into writers workshop and it went great. It took us step by step through the writing process and made it easy and fun. The kids have all said they like the writers workshop style of writing better than the other writing programs we have tried. They are all enjoying writing now. I can’t wait to start the next unit. Thank you!

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