Blog Roundup: August 2017 Edition
Welcome to the latest blog roundup! See how other homeschooling families practice the Brave Writer Lifestyle!
The Green Ember Book Club by Dachelle of Hide the Chocolate
“Our latest Brave Writer book club was about the fabulous adventure story, The Green Ember. It was unanimous. The girls all loved this month’s book.”
Brave Writer: Embracing This Lifestyle by Chelsea of Pause Reflect Learn Grow
“I’m still a work in progress and don’t consider myself an expert in this lifestyle, but I think that’s the point of the Brave Writer lifestyle, is that everyone learns from where they are and with their own interests. I have been slowly reading […] the ebook I bought called The Writer’s Jungle […]. It helps you to see that writing is a process just as we naturally let speaking be a process for our children, but for some reason we try to rush writing. And if you teach your children that writing can be a way for them to find their writer’s voice, it gives so much more substance and depth to the value of writing.”
The Brave Writer Lifestyle: How to Add Joy Back to Your Homeschool by Dachelle of Hide the Chocolate
“I had already decided that I needed to toss our grammar program for a new, more relaxed, lifestyle approach to language arts. Brave Writer seemed to be the answer to my problem. So, I began following Julie on Periscope and absorbing everything she said. I purchased The Writer’s Jungle, the centerpiece of the Brave Writer program, and read it cover-to-cover. We began implementing Free Writes and adding the Arrow as our new grammar and spelling.”
How to Teach Kids to Write Using Poetry by Rebecca Spooner of Hip Homeschooling
“Teaching our kids to read, write, and communicate with language is quite frankly a whole lot harder than it looks! […] This post is part of a series I am doing about how to teach LA using tools you have all around you. It is about teaching our kids how to master language the same way we taught them how to talk […]. This is the Brave Writer way, a program I stumbled upon a few years ago that empowered me to ditch our workbooks and teach my kids this complex subject with confidence. Last month we discussed how to teach language arts through copywork, today we are going to add to that and show you the power of poetry in your homeschool.”
We hope to share more roundups in the future! If you write about an aspect of the Brave Writer Lifestyle, let us know! Email your post’s url to Jeannette, our Social Media admin (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thanks!