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WriteShop: The writing foundation your children need

Posted by Michelle Osborn on

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Are you still searching for a writing program that is perfect for your student and for you, the teacher, AND is not out of this world pricey is hard. Your search is over!

You need to check out WriteShop.

It is our homeschool's absolute favorite!

I give WriteShop the credit for helping my first three children (all different learning styles and abilities) write outstanding papers in college. WriteShop gave them the foundation they needed.

My first three children did really well with WriteShop, my youngest..... well,....her strong will made homeschooling all subjects, like writing, a little more challenging.

Like her siblings, she went through the upper level WriteShop curriculum, then her senior year she used an online writing program.

Just yesterday as I was reviewing one of her papers before she submitted it, I realized, "WriteShop did sink in! She is using all that she learned from WriteShop! WOW!" (By the way here online teacher continually praised her on work she turned in.) 

During our Writeshop years, I was continually having to remind her to follow what she was being taught. I didn't think it was working with her. She had no desire to learn how to write well.

If this is your child, do not lose hope! Repetition and great curriculum can and usually, in time, will click in your child's mind and you will be happily surprised.

As a parent and teacher, I love Writeshop because it does an excellent job guiding the teacher through all the aspects of teaching each lesson and correcting your student's work.

Its hard to teaching writing well. Just enough encouragement, not expecting more than they can handle, but not letting them get away with poorly done work.

This is what Kim at WriteShop had to say about this...

Do you find it stressful to teach and grade writing because you’re insecure and feel inadequate to the task? A natural response to these feelings is requiring too little from your kids. Maybe you’re only asking them to journal once a week or assigning a book report here and there—just to say, “We did writing.”

You’re an encourager at heart and want to praise your children’s smallest efforts! Chances are, you’re liberal with smiley faces and quick to mark their papers with that default “A for effort.” It’s possible their writing and grammar mistakes continue to multiply simply because giving realistic feedback is hard for you.

The problem isn’t your gentle, fun-loving spirit!

As you’ve discovered, insecurity about teaching writing creates low expectations and inconsistency. This makes for a haphazard teaching style that not only creates a stumbling block for overwhelmed kids, but it affects their confidence as well.

The pendulum can swing the other way too!

Whether you have a background in English or simply have a knack for writing and grammar, you might be setting especially high standards for your kids. That’s not necessarily a bad thing—but it can create problems if you’re too rigid or don’t communicate your expectations.

High standards are important—we want our kids to do their best and strive for excellence, don’t we? 

The WriteShop Solution

Giving clear writing expectations will help you raise better writers and reduce stress during writing sessions. 

Moms are using YouTube to demonstrate how they teach writing to their children and teens with WriteShop. You can see a collection of these videos in this playlist.

Rent and purchase all WriteShop products here at Yellow House Book Rental. 


Grades K-3    Grades 3-6     Grades 6-12

The grades above are suggestions. Not sure where to start? Have your child take the placement test. 

Rent non consumable Writeshop products at Yellow House Book Rental and save up to 30%! Purchase all WriteShop products here as well.

Here are a few examples of how you can save.

For your 3-6th grader-

Our rental option for WritreShop Junior D set allows you to PURCHASE the student activity pack and Time-Saver Pack while RENTING the teacher's manual at a reduced price. This rental option is $76. The purchase option is $109.85

For your 6th - 12th grader_

Our rental option for the WriteShop Basic Set allows you to PURCHASE the student activity pack and RENT the teacher's manual at a reduced price. This rental option is $85. The purchase option is $117.95.

If you are looking to purchase digital WriteShop products visit the WriteShop website, Remember that renting at YHBR will help you save. Our prices are the same as on the WriteShop site. we thank you for purchasing from us and helping us continue are support to homeschool families!

Still have questions? I'd love to answer them. Just contact me. 

Enjoying the journey,


  Michelle Osborn is the owner and founder of Yellow House Book Rental, specializing in providing homeschool curriculum for rent or purchase, as well as counseling and guidance for homeschool families. She is a wife of 32 years, a 22-year homeschool veteran, and mom of four amazing children and five adorable grandchildren. Three of her children are now entrepreneurs, running their own businesses and doing quite well. Michelle’s passions include serving by leading worship at her church and encouraging homeschool moms through one on one, social media and speaking engagements. She has found her niche in helping parents homeschooling their teens through the high school years and on to pursue their dreams

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