Fun in WriteShop© Jr. D

Fun in WriteShop© Jr. D

Fun in WriteShop© Jr. D

The WriteShop Jr. D class, for advanced 3rd grade, average 4th to 5th grader /reluctant 6th grader students, teaches students to write and publish fiction, non-fiction and poetry using a variety of games, graphic organizers, self-editing tools and arts & crafts. These hands-on classes will provide consistent instructions to unlock the budding writer and make writing an activity your students will ask for. Students will learn to plan, create, self- evaluate and publish their writing projects in a variety of forms, such as a booklet, matted copy with borders, lap book, flip book, display board, and many other forms. Each 2 to 3 - week lesson will include grammar, journaling, and specific requirements for the lesson genre. Whether you have a more advanced child or one who is just learning the writing process, this flexible program will allow your child to work at their level and succeed. Student assignments are not graded at this level; instead, encouraging comment are made to encourage creativity and foster a love for writing.

Class Topics

Lesson 1: Writing a Letter of Invitation. Grammar: Punctuation
Lesson 2: Humor. Characters. Introduce self-editing. Grammar: Editing and Proofreading
Lesson 3: Adventure. Plot and characters. Grammar: Nouns
Lesson 4: Science Fiction. Setting (and characters and plot). Grammar: Pronouns
Lesson 5: Mystery. Problem and Solution (and characters, plot, and setting). Grammar: Verbs
Lesson 6: Haiku poetry. Creating a Book of Poems (Haiku, Cinquain, and Acrostic). Grammar: Adjectives
Lesson 7: Folk Tales. Descriptive, concrete, sensory details. Grammar: Adverbs
Lesson 8: Historical Fiction. Using verb tenses, with problem & solution. Grammar: Prepositions
Lesson 9: Personal Narrative. Nonfiction. Grammar: Capitalization
Lesson 10: Expository Writing. Write a factual article using simple research & presenting it
Grammar: Using references


Required Text

WriteShop Jr. Book D (Skill Builder Worksheet and Grammar Guide Pack); Various Handouts; Grade Appropriate Dictionary and Thesaurus

Tuition Cost

$470.00 per year for first child, $420.00 if paid in full on or before the first day of class or  monthly payments of $46.25.  Sibling Discount Available.


  • Wednesday  - Virtual Class - 9:00 am - 9:50 am 

Sample Syllabus

2021- 2022 Registration Form 


Mrs. Gartrell's Writing class is a "Must Take" for home schoolers.  My daughter's writing, spelling, grammar, and reading comprehension test scores improved significantly after taking this class. Mrs. Gartrell creates a fun learning environment by including interactive exercises and games in class, along with, a creative project at the end of each unit to demonstrate what was learned. All three of my children love her class and plan to attend through high school. Mrs. Gartrell does an excellent job welcoming children in her class who have special challenges. My son has dyslexia, dysgraphia and sensory processing delays; yet, with hard work, he succeeded in achieving good grades and was able to graduate to the next level.”  Heather G.



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