WriteShop Junior Level D (3-5)
Upper elementary ages (8-11 years) would begin with Level D if they need to learn to identify and use proper grammar and punctuation, how to choose strong words, brainstorming before writing, writing a paragraph, writing research-based articles, or self-editing and revising their own work. This level could be stretched into grades 6-7 for a child with learning struggles (although the worksheets may seem childish). Children who are comfortable with basic sentence structure and have learned basic paragraph skills would begin with Level E.
Topics covered include grammar and punctuation; narrowing topic; brainstorming; sentence structure, basic paragraph; using emotion and five senses; choosing strong words; self-editing and revising; and creative publishing. Writing topics include humor, adventure, science fiction, mystery, poetry/haiku, folktales, historical fiction, personal narrative and expository writing.