Friday Freewrite: Languages

Friday Freewrite

Imagine you wake up and you’re suddenly fluent in every language in the world. What would you do with your new ability?

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*NEW* Class: Songwriting

Songwriting Online Class for Kids

It surprises me every time it happens. A song comes on the radio from 20 years ago. Or 30 years ago! And I know every. single. word. 

What is it about MUSIC? We respond with so much emotion, so much vigor, so much enthusiasm. 

If only our kids reacted that way to our writing curriculum, right? Well, check out our NEW CLASS designed to do just that: Songwriting

Embrace the HARMONY between music and writing. Songs and school may sound like polar opposites, but not so! 

Look at the common elements between writing, poetry, and lyrics:

  • Engaging word choices
  • Rhythm
  • Imagery
  • Metaphor
  • Syntax
  • Alliteration and Repetition
  • Theme

We wanted an online class to give your budding songwriters a chance to shine! They will be WRITING! 

Students will

  • Discover how powerful language links poetry and songwriting
  • Engage critical-thinking skills as they relate to songwriting
  • Learn all the songwriting lingo: chorus, hook, bridge, refrain
  • Create and revise an original song

Your kids will hum and toe-tap their way to powerful writing! Join us!

Songwriting Online Class for Kids

Boomerang Book Club: September 2019

Boomerang Book Club

Brave Writer’s Boomerang Book Club is the perfect jumping off point for sparking exploration.

There are no grades, no pressures, no strict expectations.

Just pure inspiration! New worlds and experiences!  (A recipe for enchantment, I tell ya!)

At the heart of our online book club, you’ll find our beloved coaches who facilitate:

  • reading
  • questioning
  • reflecting
  • discovering!

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Join us for the Big Juicy Conversations we’re having in September (ages 13-18):

Stargirl, Jerry Spinelli. Ember Reprint Edition, 2002. 208 pages.

Follow Leo Borlock as he navigates the treacherous waters of high school. Leo’s plan to blend in is foiled when he falls for Stargirl—the outrageously nonconformist new girl! Stargirl sends Leo, and the rest of the students at Mica Area High School, for a tailspin as they grapple with the shifting winds of popularity and what it means to be true to yourself.

Writing doesn’t need to be like pulling teeth. In our Boomerang Book Club, teens can’t wait to share their thoughts! Passionate opinions naturally draw out the writer in them. 

Boomerang Book Club

Arrow Book Club: September 2019

Arrow Book Club

Don’t tell your kids: the book club experience at Brave Writer isn’t just about having fun reading and chatting with new friends online. The deep reading experience we offer includes benefits your child doesn’t even know they’re getting!

Close reading of quality literature 

  • encourages kids’ brains to understand sequence via story structure and plot,
  • expands their attention spans, and
  • increases white matter in the language areas of the brain.

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Get in on the action with September’s Arrow selection (ages 9-12):

The Wild RobotPeter Brown. Little Brown Books for Young Readers, 2016. 288 pages.

The Wild Robot by Peter Brown is NOT about a robot GONE wild, but a robot IN the wild. When Roz the Robot finds herself stranded on an island, she develops unexpected relationships with the local inhabitants. As she learns to survive in an environment she was not built for, she creates connections and community. A robot with a big heart, Roz’s search for meaning will create plenty of opportunities to discuss friendship, family, the blending of nature and technology, and so much more.

Brave Writer online book clubs provide

  • thought-provoking questions,
  • engagement with one of Brave Writer’s talented writing coaches, and
  • a safe place to have interactions online about a common interest: books! 

Plus: Book Clubs are our best value: lowest tuition, lots of writing! ($99.00 for a month)

Arrow Book Club

Friday Freewrite: Take a Spin

Think of a recent family activity. Write about it first with a “negative spin” (emphasizing anything that went wrong). Now write about it with a “positive spin” (focusing on the things that went well).

Bonus: Which was easier to write? Does one make a better story? Explain.

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