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A Gracious Space: Fall–in Print!

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

A Gracious Space: Fall in Print

They got here early!

The new print version of A Gracious Space: Fall is available for sale through the the Brave Writer Store. 50 daily readings to support you in your courageous inspired homeschool efforts.

“You don’t have to regret that you didn’t figure it out sooner, or that you weren’t made aware of this wonderful new resource, path, or philosophy. Congratulate yourself on finding it out now, on having the courage to stake out a new footpath for you and your family. It’s never too late to do what you want to do…now.” –from Day 23

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Also comes in a digital version: PDF, iBooks, and Kindle.

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Quiver of Arrows project

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Brave Writer Quiver Project

Hello Julie,

I am writing to share with you how much we are enjoying A Quiver of Arrows in our home. Your product was released at the perfect time for us: we had been doing poetry teatimes for a while and I wanted to delve deeper into Brave Writer, but my 7.5-year-old son was beyond The Wand and not quite ready for The Arrow.

Now we are about halfway through the nine books in Quiver. I wanted to share the attached work that my son completed during the Charlotte’s Web unit, from the synonym exercise in Week Two. We brainstormed a list of verbs relating to eyesight, and he used the list to compose a brief scene about his recurring superhero character “Fire X” (with accompanying illustration, of course).

We had such fun with this exercise! Your curriculum enabling positive writing experiences for him and giving me the confidence that I can keep this up and nurture his writing voice over time. Thanks again for putting your heart into this work.

Best Regards,
Kathryn

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Happy Birthday, Suzanne Collins!

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Hunger Games Arrow SALE

In celebration of Suzanne Collins’ birthday (born August 10, 1962), we’re making a special offer! The Boomerang for her novel, The Hunger Games, is:

HALF PRICE until Tuesday midnight EDT! ($5.95)

Suzanne Marie Collins spent her childhood traveling. Her father was an Air force officer who served in the Vietnam War. In 1980, she graduated from the Alabama School of Fine Arts with a degree in theatre. Her career began not in books, but in TV. She worked for Nickelodeon on projects such as Little Bear, and Clarissa Explains It All. She has also written for Scholastic kids, and was head writer for Clifford’s Puppy Days, and received a nomination for the Writers Guild of America award.

You probably know Collins best for her famed trilogy, The Hunger Games. The first book, published in 2008, rocketed her to fame, and her stories have continued to captivate through not only the end of the book series, but three movies (and a fourth to be released November 2015).

There are certain books that are meant to be savored and others that are better devoured. The Hunger Games fits both categories. Devour it once, and then read it a second time, more slowly, delving deep. Either way is a fantastic experience.

So, celebrate Suzanne Collins’ birthday and take advantage of this special offer!

If you’d like to buy a copy of the novel, it’s available through Amazon: The Hunger Games (affiliate link).

The Boomerang is a monthly digital downloadable product that features copywork and dictation passages from a specific read aloud novel. It is geared toward 7th to 10th graders (ages 12—advanced, 13-15) and is the indispensable tool for Brave Writer parents who want to teach language arts in a natural, literature-bathed context.

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Happy Birthday, E.B. White!

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

charlottes webby Brave Writer intern, Amy Hughes

It’s the birthday of E. B. White! To celebrate, we’re making a special offer! The Quiver Arrow (especially designed for 1st and 2nd graders) for his novel, Charlotte’s Web, is:

HALF PRICE through July 13
at Midnight EDT ($4.95!)

OFFER HAS EXPIRED

Born July 11, 1899, E.B. White’s best-known novel is Charlotte’s Web, a timeless novel that describes where friendship, death and the enduring power of hope meet.

E.B. White’s prose is concise and descriptive of the beauties of the countryside. In this story of barnyard creatures, Wilbur, a pig, forms a friendship with the spider Charlotte.

Born and bought up on a farm, E. B. White loved animals from an early age. While E. B. White wrote newspaper columns to earn his living, he wrote a number of books about animals, including Stuart Little. Charlotte’s Web was inspired by his own attempt to nurse a sick pig back to life that had initially been destined for the butchery.

Here is a sample from the text to demonstrate the wonderful way in which E. B. White describes the seasons and weather of the country:

The next day was rainy and dark. Rain fell on the roof of the barn and dripped steadily from the eaves. Rain fell in the barnyard and ran in crooked courses down into the lane where thistles and pigweed grew. Rain spattered against Mrs. Zuckerman’s kitchen windows and came gushing out of the downspouts. Rain fell on the backs of the sheep as they grazed in the meadow. When the sheep tired of standing in the rain, they walked slowly up the lane and into the fold.

So take advantage of our special offer today!

Also, if you’d like to buy a copy of the novel, it’s available through Amazon: Charlotte’s Web (affiliate link).

The Arrow is a digital product that features copywork and dictation passages from a specific read aloud novel. A Quiver of Arrows is especially written for a younger set and includes a French-style dictation passage each week.

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2015-16 Arrow and Boomerang Titles–ON SALE!

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

2015-16 Arrow Titles

2015-2016 Arrow Book List (books not included):

August: The Mysterious Benedict Society (Trenton Lee Stewart)
September: Flora and Ulysses (Kate DiCamillo)
October: How to Eat Fried Worms (Thomas Rockwell)
November: Wonder (R. J. Palacio)
December: Poppy (Avi)
January: Love That Dog (Sharon Creech)
February: Courage Has No Color (Tanya Lee Stone – Non-fiction)
March: Understood Betsy (Dorothy Canfield Fisher)
April: Cracker: The Best Dog in Vietnam (Cynthia Kadohata)
May: Love Ruby Lavender (Deborah Wiles)

The Arrow is the monthly digital product that features copywork and dictation passages from a specific read aloud novel (you purchase or obtain the novels yourself). It’s geared toward children ages 8-11 and is an indispensable tool for parents who want to teach language arts in a natural, literature-bathed context.

On Sale June 1 – 30, 2015!

All ten issues, ten dollars off! Enter this code: ARR1516

Get your Arrow discount here

2015-16 Boomerang Titles

2015-2016 Boomerang Book List (books not included):

August: The Sea of Monsters (Rick Riordan #2)
September: I am Malala (Malala Yousafzai)
October: Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
November: Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
December: The Pearl (John Steinbeck)
January: The Book Thief (Markus Zusak)
February: Brown Girl Dreaming (Jacqueline Woodson)
March: Paper Towns (John Green)
April: Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)
May: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Mark Haddon)

The Boomerang is the monthly digital product that features a classic work of fiction each month. These novels are used to teach teens the mechanics of writing (grammar, spelling, punctuation, and literary elements). In addition to the weekly passages used for copywork and dictation, The Boomerang includes ten “think piece” questions which are used to enhance a student’s comprehension of the novel’s themes and construction.

On Sale June 1 – 30, 2015!

All ten issues, ten dollars off! Enter this code: BMG1516

Get your Boomerang discount here

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