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Natural Stages of Growth: Early Writers

Children are writers before they can handwrite!

Do you know your child is a writer well before she can handwrite? We do! Early writers are in the natural stages of growth in writing we call Jot It Down and Partnership Writing.

Perhaps you saw our recent webinar on the natural stages of growth. If not, watch it here!

Early writers are bursting with stories about anything from the report about the dog who just ate your shoe to their recap of how they built the latest LEGO masterpiece. When you capture these ideas in writing, you show your kids their thoughts have value and are worthy of sharing with others. An author is born!

In addition to following your child around with pen and paper in hand, ready to write down their precious utterances, how else can you foster the craft of these budding writers? Story Switcheroo and Telling Tales to the rescue! In these family classes (sign up as many children as you want for one low price), we guide you, the parent, through a series of delightful writing activities centered around beloved

  • fairy tales,
  • myths,
  • and legends.

Our instructors show you how to “come alongside” your writer, providing the necessary support to enable him to twist those tales into new stories. Imagine the feeling a child experiences when his stories are not only written down but also shared at dinner and put in the morning basket for a regular rereading. Your kids will soon know that they are authors!

Brave Writer classes help you establish writing routines and a language-rich household where words become fodder for play and experimentation.

Here’s what our parents have to say:

My son surprised me with how well he absorbed the elements of a fairy tale and how confidently he was able to write his own fairy tale in week 4 of the class using so many of the fairy tale elements we learnt during the class. I am very impressed with the “Switcheroo” process – trust the process. Thanks Jen for an amazing course. The activities in this course were very effective and engaging. My sons loved it and so did I. We had lots of fun and laughs. My sons and I bonded so much and I was able to connect with them. Thank you very much!! -Anna

The class is full of amazing ideas for how to promote storytelling in natural, amusing, and imaginative ways. You don’t have to think of storytelling as starting from scratch – a blank canvas. Instead, you can use stories that you already know and transform them into new and often hilarious stories of your own. -Elizabeth

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Cyber Monday SALE + the Opening of our Holiday Shoppe!

Brave Writer Holiday ShoppeIt’s Cyber Monday!

I’m doing my happy dance because today we’re offering our biggest discount on ALL Brave Writer products in our store—for 24 hours only!

If you’ve got questions, join me on Facebook and Instagram Live at 11:30 AM (Eastern) this morning. I’ll answer all your questions.

Here are the details:

30% discount on ALL Brave Writer products purchased in our store (not classes) for 24 hours. Sale starts on Monday November 26 9:00 AM (Eastern) and ends 9:00 AM (Eastern) on Tuesday November 27.

Discount Code: CELEBRATE18

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Today is also the GRAND OPENING of our annual Holiday Shoppe! Note: These products are hosted on other websites (like Amazon and Zazzle). Check the sites for their holiday discounts so you can apply them to the products. Brave Writer discount codes do not work for these items.

Our brand new Brave Writer Mug is ready for purchase!

  • Buy one for yourself,
  • several for your posse of Brave Writer friends,
  • or a slew of them for Poetry Teatime!

Brave Writer mug

Any item in our store with a bow on it is a part of our Brave Writer Holiday Shoppe—gift ideas for your friends and family (and don’t forget to treat yourself!). The Holiday Shoppe will be open through Midnight Eastern Dec. 31, 2018.

I’m a big fan of shopping from my cozy home, sipping something warm, while wearing comfy clothes. Isn’t it the best? Now nab those products you’ve been eyeing!

Happy shopping!

Brave Writer Products

Get Ready: Cyber Monday Sale is Coming!

Brave Writer 2018 Cyber Monday Sale

Cyber Monday is around the corner!

The Brave Writer elves are gearing up for the holiday season by offering a Big Discount on Brave Writer products for one day only AND a Brand New Item in the Holiday Shoppe that will make the perfect gift for your Brave Schooling Brave Writer friends!

Tune in to my live broadcast today where I’ll share more details about our Cyber Monday sale plus I’ll give you a first look at our new Holiday Shoppe item (you’re gonna love it)!

JOIN ME on Facebook or Instagram LIVE Nov. 14, 2018 at 11:30 AM ET.
Edited to add: Here’s the REPLAY if you missed the broadcast.

30% discount on ALL Brave Writer products purchased in our store (not classes) for 24 hours. Sale starts on Monday November 26 9:00 AM (Eastern) and ends 9:00 AM (Eastern) on Tuesday November 27.

Monday, November 26 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, 2018.

Need help deciding which Brave Writer products are for you?

Check out our NEW Getting Started pages!
Sign Up for our FREE Natural Stages in Writing Webinar (Nov. 20).

The Redesigned Quiver!

Quiver Redesign

Our Arrow Program has a younger sister: Quiver of Arrows. The Quiver was designed for kids in first and second grades—new readers, new handwriters. It includes the same content structure as the Arrow, but the passages are shorter and the grammar is woven into the discussion of each week’s passage.

The Quiver features what we call French-Style Dictation pages as well (the regular Arrow does not). We explain this unique dictation process in the Guidelines that come with every purchase of a Quiver Arrow.

We’re excited to share with you that we’ve redesigned our popular Quiver of Arrows product! It now matches the Arrow design and while we were at it, we decided to toss in the Book Club Party School ideas for each guide, too!

Here are the titles we feature in the Quiver program* (books not included):

*If you already purchased the Quiver from us, you will receive the updates as a courtesy from us at no extra expense.

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Big Book Giveaway: The Winners

Winners 2018-19 Arrow Boomerang books

We wanted you to have the books to go with your Arrow or Boomerang purchase so we held a BIG BOOK GIVEAWAY for the 2017-18 book collections!

Here are the 5 lucky winners:

  • Jasmine Brazill
  • Melissa Carey
  • Melissa Earl
  • Christine Gold
  • Erica Vermiglio

Congratulations! You’ll be contacted soon and your set of Arrow or Boomerang titles (your pick!) will be on its way to your home (international winners will receive a $100 Amazon gift card to buy the books).

The Arrow (3rd-6th) and the Boomerang (7th-10th) are Brave Writer’s language arts tools (digital magazines) that teach

  • grammar,
  • spelling,
  • punctuation,
  • and literary elements using living literature (a la Charlotte Mason)

They include

  • four passages for copywork and dictation,
  • parent-friendly notes to help you teach the mechanics of writing,
  • nine discussion questions,
  • and a sheet of themed-party suggestions.

Each issue publishes on the 1st of the month and will be available for download from a private folder on our Brave Writer Website.

One caveat: We are offering Arrow and Boomerang book clubs for ALL 20 titles (registration opens in July). If you decide you want your kids to be in our book discussion clubs, know that the issues of the Arrow and Boomerang are included for the price of the club.