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Brave Writer Lifestyle: Freewriting

Brave Writer Lifestyle: Freewriting

This month’s Brave Writer Lifestyle focus is: Freewriting.

The center of a writing life is the ability to freely transcribe your thoughts into written language. One practice Brave Writer teaches is called Freewriting. You can read about how to conduct a freewrite at the link above.

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2018 Themes

January: Read Aloud
February: TV & Film
March: Big, Juicy Conversations
April: Poetry Teatime
May: Art Appreciation
June: Nature Journaling
July: One on One Time
August: Language Games
September: Copywork
October: Freewriting
November: Shakespeare
December: Celebrate!


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Brave Writer Lifestyle: Copywork

September in the Brave Writer Lifestyle is for Copywork

This month’s Brave Writer Lifestyle focus is: Copywork.

The practice of copywork is as old as monks in a tower hand-lettering the ancient works of literature, preserving them for future generations. Indeed, copying someone else’s words in beautiful script is an old, revered practice.

Today, copywork allows children to explore written language in its natural habitat: living literature. By copying passages from books, your children learn the mechanics of writing in a similar way to how they learned to speak: through immersion and mimicry. Copywork can be soothing and gentle as a practice as well.

I recommend copying passages you value into your own copybook at the same time as your children copy theirs. Add a candle or two and some wordless music and you’ve got the recipe for a lovely midday practice.

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2018 Themes

January: Read Aloud
February: TV & Film
March: Big, Juicy Conversations
April: Poetry Teatime
May: Art Appreciation
June: Nature Journaling
July: One on One Time
August: Language Games
September: Copywork
October: Freewriting
November: Shakespeare
December: Celebrate!


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Blog Roundup – August: Language Games

Brave Writer Roundup August 2018 Language Games

Welcome to the latest blog roundup! See how other homeschooling families practice the Brave Writer Lifestyle!

This roundup in particular is special because August is for Language Games here at Brave Writer.

Pooh Picnic ~ The House at Pooh Corner Nature Book Club – Hide the Chocolate

While we were snacking we talked about the book and what we enjoyed. We used The House at Pooh Corner Arrow from Brave Writer during the month. In the Literary Elements sections, fun activities with synonyms are listed. They make a great writing activity. Read more

Playing With Language: Language Arts Games for Middle School – You Really Can Homeschool

There’s this “game” we play now. When my kiddo was little, every time she saw an airplane she would point and shout, “AIRPLANE.” She’s (mostly) gotten over shouting about airplanes, but it’s turned into shouting about language arts. It started with Brave Writer Arrows. They each feature grammar, and a literary element. When we start an Arrow we take note of the grammar and literary element, and look for it throughout the book. When we see/hear it (depending if we’re reading or listening to the audiobook) we shout it out. So if the literary element is alliteration, every time we would hear alliteration in the book we’d shout “ALLITERATION.” Read more

20+ Fantastic Reading and Language Arts Games – My Little Poppies

I’m sharing our family’s favorite reading and language arts games. Playing with language is a huge part of the Brave Writer Lifestyle! These are games that are not only fun, but also boost those all-important literacy, oral language, and written language skills! Read more

Playing with Language Games Your Kids Will Love – Nourishing My Scholar

Did you know that Brave Writer encourages playing with language? Brave Writer understands that there is much to be gained through gameplay rather than always relying on boring workbooks. Playing language games helps my kids with literacy, oral language, grammar, spelling, and vocabulary skills. Plus they are tons of fun and a great addition to our language arts lessons. Read more


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Brave Writer Lifestyle: Language Games

Brave Writer Lifestyle August Language Games

This month’s Brave Writer Lifestyle focus is: Language Games.

When you foster an environment of language play, you help your children develop the vocabulary and the practice of finding words within when it comes time to write. Language games are a fabulous way to create better vocabularies, to encourage deep connections, and to explore ideas. Count these as an important part of your writing life!

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2018 Themes

January: Read Aloud
February: TV & Film
March: Big, Juicy Conversations
April: Poetry Teatime
May: Art Appreciation
June: Nature Journaling
July: One on One Time
August: Language Games
September: Copywork
October: Freewriting
November: Shakespeare
December: Celebrate!


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Blog Roundup: July 2018

Brave Writer Lifestyle July 2018 Blog Roundup

Welcome to the latest blog roundup! See how other homeschooling families practice the Brave Writer Lifestyle!

Homeschool Methods: Brave Writer Style – Teach Beside Me

Where The Red Fern Grows Book Club ~ A Party School with Puppies – Hide the Chocolate

The Perfect Elementary Language Arts Curriculum: Brave Writer and Grammar Galaxy – Hide the Chocolate

10 Things We Love About Brave Writer’s Arrow + Boomerang Guides – Learning Well Community

Boost Connection and Cooperation with One-on-One Time – My Little Poppies

Homeschool Art Appreciation and the Brave Writer Lifestyle – Nourishing My Scholar

10 Easy Ideas for Spending One-On-One Time With Your Child – Nourishing My Scholar

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 blog@bravewriter.com

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