Archive for the ‘BW Blog Roundup’ Category

Blog Roundup: September 2018

Brave Writer Lifestyle September 2018 Roundup

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

Playing with Language: 10 Ideas for Families – Not Before 7

As part of our Brave Writer Lifestyle, we have embraced the idea of playing with language. It’s made me aware of the many ways we naturally play with words in our home.

Read more

Charlotte’s Web Book Club: A Party School at the Fair – Hide the Chocolate

As many of you know, we love to use the Brave Writer Arrows for our language arts. This is a great book to jump in and try the Brave Writer program because the Charlotte’s Web Arrow is free. The Arrows provide copywork, dictation, grammar notes, writing activities and a literary element. Since the Arrows are broken down into four weeks, it works perfectly with our monthly book club.

Read more

Jot It Down Review: More than a Writing Program – The Homeschool Resource Room

I’m happy to share the folowing [sic] Jot It Down review with you. We have been working our way through this program at a slower pace. Giving us time to really dig into the projects and the entire Brave Writer lifestyle.

Read more

How to Incorporate Narration in Everyday Life – Bethany Ishee

Narration is a much-touted practice in the homeschool community, but I’ve found it can seem stuffy and stifling at times. As a result, I’ve looked for ways to incorporate narration into our daily lives so that it can be a natural extension of our life of learning.

Read more

How I Teach Language Arts Using Literature – Homeschooling in the Pines – YouTube video

Today I want to talk to you all about how we use our read-alouds, how we use literature to work on language arts. […] This is my second year using Brave Writer. I use Brave Writer for writing, I use it for reading, I use it for language arts. Brave Writer’s a big, big part of our homeschool.

Click to watch

Copywork

How to Create an Enchanting Experience with Copywork – Nourishing My Scholar

Copywork. Does it bring up images of the hard schoolmaster making students write lines on a blackboard as a form of punishment? With Brave Writer copywork is so much more.

Read more

How to Use Copywork in Your Homeschool Part 1 – Heart-to-Heart Homeschooling

Using copywork to teach Language Arts respects the natural way children learn. When they copy good writing, they absorb rules of grammar and mechanics, spelling, and more. That doesn’t mean you only use copywork to teach these things, but when used consistently, copywork becomes a significant part of the process.

Read more

Using copywork to develop penmanship, grammar & punctuation…and having fun whilst doing it! – A Muslim Homeschool

I was introduced to the practice of copywork maybe three or four years ago when I stumbled upon the World of Bravewriter [sic], and I’ve been hooked ever since.

Read more

How To Know If You Are Using Copywork And Dictation The Right Way To Teach Language Arts – Hide the Chocolate

If you are a Charlotte Mason homeschooler, then chances are the words copywork and dictation have come up repeatedly in homeschool discussions. The late Charlotte Mason, an educator who inspired an entire homeschool philosophy, advocated copywork and dictation as two of the key components to educating children in language arts. But, what are copywork and dictation and how do you do if you are doing them in the correct way?

Read more


Brave Writer Lifestyle Monthly Tips and Resources

Receive Brave Writer Lifestyle tips in your inbox for each theme below
PLUS a free hand-lettered PDF download by Julie! 

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


Brave Writer Lifestyle Monthly Tips and Resources

Receive Brave Writer Lifestyle tips in your inbox for each theme below
PLUS a free hand-lettered PDF download by Julie! 

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

Thanks!


Brave Writer Lifestyle Monthly Tips and Resources

Receive Brave Writer Lifestyle tips in your inbox for each theme below
PLUS a free hand-lettered PDF download by Julie! 

Blog Roundup: Nature Study

Nature Study Roundup

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

This roundup in particular is special because June is Nature Study Month here at Brave Writer.

Nature Study for the Mom Who Isn’t a Big Fan of Nature – Hide the Chocolate

The Best Nature Journaling Books for Creativity and Inspiration – My Little Poppies

Nature Study Simplified: Identify, Observe, And Journal – Bethany Ishee

Nature Study (When You Don’t Know What You’re Doing!) – Up Above the Rowan Tree

Nature Journaling for Kids Who Aren’t That Excited About It – This Simple Balance

Tour of Our Homeschool Room: Spring Edition – Blossom and Root

Nature Journaling in Our Homeschool – Our Domestic Church

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

Thanks!


Brave Writer Lifestyle Monthly Tips and Resources

Receive Brave Writer Lifestyle tips in your inbox for each theme below
PLUS a free hand-lettered PDF download by Julie! 

Blog Roundup: Art Appreciation

Art Appreciation Roundup

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

7 Easy Ways to Add Art Appreciation to Your Homeschool When You’re Not Crazy About Art – This Simple Balance

Homeschool Art Appreciation: Inspiring And Cultivating Creativity – Bethany Ishee

How to Add Art Appreciation to Your Homeschool – My Little Poppies

Discover 5 Simple Ways to Add Art Appreciation to Your Homeschool – Hide the Chocolate

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

Thanks!


Brave Writer Lifestyle Monthly Tips and Resources

Receive Brave Writer Lifestyle tips in your inbox for each theme below
PLUS a free hand-lettered PDF download by Julie!