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*NEW* Partnership Writing Planner

Partnership Writing Planner

We promised! The Partnership Writing Planner has come out on schedule, despite the wild ride we’re all on together. I see you over there hunkering down. Well done!

The Jot It Down! Planner has been wildly successful! 

Next up: Partnership Writing!  🎉

Our NEW Partnership Writing Planner provides:

  • Clarity about how to implement Brave Writer programs and the Brave Writer Lifestyle. Check!
  • Support for planning ahead. Check!
  • Tools to keep track of good work and writing skill development. Check!

No matter what kind of homeschooler you are, we’ve heard you and are offering those of you in the Partnership Writing stage a brand new tool to help you be an even more confident, effective parent-educator.

Each Partnership Writing project has a custom designed Week in Focus Planner and Writing Skills Tracker.

The Week in Focus Planner helps

  • weave Brave Writer Lifestyle activities into your week 
  • schedule oral language practices: memorization, narration, and word play
  • plan daily activities for the writing project of the month

The Writing Skills Tracker provides

  • checklists to note basic and project-specific writing skills 
  • a word bank of academic vocabulary 
  • a space to incorporate that language into a short narrative about your child’s learning experience

NOTE: If you purchased Partnership Writing or the Partnership Writing bundle before 3/16/2020, you’ll need to purchase the Planner a la carte. Follow this link for more details.

Plus don’t forget, we have a 20% OFF Discount Code for you to use all week in the Brave Writer storeHOME20

Partnership Writing Planner

Want to learn more? Watch this recorded broadcast.

Needing Support Due to COVID-19?

Welcome Home

We know many of you are “suddenly-at-home schoolers” and most of you are “already homeschoolers.” 

During this time of confinement due to COVID-19, all of us may feel a little uneasy, at loose ends, and antsy. Brave Writer has lots of resources to help you.

We’ve made some of our paid resources free until April 30, 2020 so that you can enjoy them without spending a dime. 

We’ve also created a 20% off discount code (scroll down) for those who want to purchase our products but are going through an economically challenging moment (like all of us, really).

Finally, take a look at our online classes listed below if you are looking for short-term, powerful writing instruction while your kids are home from traditional school or are being homeschooled. 

Our classes are 3-6 weeks in length and new ones start every Monday.


FREE RESOURCES

100 Daily Writing Tips (Writing prompts for the whole family, 144 pages!)

7-Day Writing Blitz (One week of pure writing fun!)

Friday Freewriting Prompts

Content from the Homeschool Alliance

To access the “free preview” content in the Homeschool Alliance, you will be asked to enter your name and email address. Once done, you will have full access to the complete Lesson Plans and Master Classes listed here (look for the yellow tag that says “Free Preview”).

Ready-Made Lesson Plans

Use these ready-made lesson plans to create learning using what you have on hand. These lessons are free for a limited time (until the end of April).

Master Classes: Creating the Learning Environment

Also taken from the Homeschool Alliance, these are webinars and readings to help you create a healthy context for learning.

A Gracious Space

Download my book, A Gracious Space: Spring.

These daily readings give you support and encouragement. Included: 50 non-sectarian essays designed to comfort you when you run up against your limitations and to provide energy for learning at home.


If you’re brand new to Brave Writer you can learn more here: Get Started.


SPECIAL DISCOUNT!

Use STUCKATHOME to purchase products in the Brave Writer Store and get 20% OFF through Friday, March 27, 2020, at midnight EDT.

Download our free Product Sample Set here.


EXTRA SUPPORT: 3-6 WEEK ONLINE CLASSES

Our online classes require no special software and are asynchronous (you can log in when convenient to you). Suitable for kids who homeschool or attend traditional schools. We have lots of additional offerings, but here are some suggested classes to get you started in March and early April.

Ages 9-12

Family Classes

High School

Movie Discussion Clubs (Discounts when you sign up for 2 or more)


More FREE information and support

And we have so much more for you to read, peruse, or pop into your earbuds.

Brave Writer Podcast

The Brave Writer Lifestyle

A Brave Writer’s Life in Brief Blog

Brave Writer YouTube Channel

Poetry Teatime (Download the FREE Quick Start Guide)

The Brave Learner Companion Guide (goes with The Brave Learner, Julie’s book)

Questions? Contact help@bravewriter.com

Watch the recorded broadcast below to learn more.

*NEW* Jot It Down Planner

Jot It Down! Planner

Party time! đźŽ‰

You told us what you wanted. We heard you!

  • If you’re a planner.
  • If you’re a planner-from-behind.
  • If you’re somewhere in between… 

We’ve got your back!

Last June we launched brand new planning and tracking tools for the Arrow and Boomerang, our programs that teach the mechanics of writing through literature.

These tools were an astonishing success! Thank you for using them and giving us your feedback.

And so, we looked ahead to our other products and Ta Da! 

We’ve added a planning and tracking tool to the Jot It Down! program, making it easier to use than ever!

Introducing a Jot It Down! supplement we call: the Jot It Down! Planner.

Each Jot It Down! project has a custom designed:

  • Week in Focus Planner and
  • Writing Skills Tracker 

That’s right! 

  • Ten planning sheets
  • Ten skills trackers
  • Customized to each project—over 20 pages in all!

The Week in Focus Planner will help you 

  • weave Brave Writer Lifestyle activities into your week 
  • schedule oral language practices: memorization, narration, and word play
  • plan daily activities for the writing project of the month

The Writing Skills Tracker will provide you with 

  • checklists to note basic and project-specific writing skills 
  • a word bank of academic vocabulary 
  • a space to incorporate that language into a short narrative about your child’s learning experience

These flexible tools help you

  • plan ahead
  • plan from behind
  • track growth
  • reassure yourself of progress
  • craft end-of-year evaluations
  • and show you the path to progress in writing 

Jot It Down! will now include the Jot It Down! Planner with every purchase.


NOTE: If you purchased Jot It Down! or the Jot It Down! bundle before 2/17/2020, you’ll need to purchase the Planner a la carte. Follow this link for more details.


We’re excited for you to experience greater and greater ease and clarity about your children’s growth in writing. We want to support you every step of the way!

Go take a look at the Jot It Down! Planner and let us know how it works for you!

If you’d like to hear me explain how to use the Jot It Down! Planner, watch this recorded broadcast:

2019 Black Friday Sale + Holiday Shoppe

Brave Writer Holiday Shoppe

Black Friday starts NOW!

Take advantage of Brave Writer’s Big Black Friday 20% Discount TODAY on Brave Writer products

Enjoy 20% OFF on ALL our products purchased in our store (not classes) for 24 hours.

Discount Code: CELEBRATE19

Sale ends at 9:00 AM (Eastern) on Saturday November 30.

PLUS the Brave Writer Holiday Shoppe is now OPEN! Some old favorites are available and we’ve added new items too:

Check out all the gift ideas! The Holiday Shoppe will be open through midnight Eastern Dec. 31, 2019.

We’re Celebrating Black Friday!

Brave Writer Black Friday Sale

Heads up! We’re celebrating BLACK FRIDAY (not Cyber Monday) this year.

With 2020 comes our 20th year in business as Brave Writer. Let’s celebrate!

Thank you for being such an awesome community—here are some customer appreciation rewards!

Black Friday

20% discount on ALL Brave Writer products purchased in our store (not classes) for 24 hours.

Sale starts at 9:00 AM (Eastern) on Friday November 29  and ends at 9:00 AM (Eastern) on Saturday November 30.

Holiday Shoppe

Friday, November 29 will also be the opening of our annual Holiday Shoppe! It will provide you with gift ideas for holiday shopping and will be open through midnight Eastern Dec. 31, 2019.

Did you miss the live broadcast about the Sale and Holiday Shoppe? Then watch this:


First-Time Ever Sale on a Class

We’re waiving our “no discounts on classes” policy to offer you $20.00 off of each student registration for the online writing class that started it all The Writer’s Jungle Online!

This is the class that teaches YOU how to coach your children in writing. The instructor works with you and your kids to transform their writing lives.

The discount is only good for two weeks (12/2 – 12/15), once our Winter/Spring registration opens. 

Monday, December 2, 2019 Noon Eastern

Learn all about it here.


Brave Writer Black Friday Sale