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Blog Roundup: March 2018 Edition

March 2018 Blog Roundup

Welcome to the latest blog roundup! This month’s theme in the Brave Writer Lifestyle is Big Juicy Conversations. See how these homeschooling families have implemented this theme in their homes.

Our Brave Writer Lifestyle Plans in March by My Little Poppies

Big Juicy Conversations in Our Homeschool by Nourishing My Scholar

5 Tools to Encourage Big Juicy Conversations in Your Homeschool by Bethany

See how other homeschooling families use Brave Writer:

5 Easy Ways To Explore Language Arts In A Relaxed Homeschool by Bethany

Is Brave Writer Enough? by You Really Can Homeschool

How We Use Brave Writer Arrow and Boomerang Guides by Learning Well Community

How We Use Brave Writer’s Partnership Writing Program by Learning Well Community

Using Brave Writer’s Quiver of Arrows by Blossom and Root

Nim’s Island Book Club by 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!


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Blog Roundup: December 2017 Edition

Brave Writer Blog Roundup December 2017

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

Homeschool Snapshots Podcast with Caitlin Curly: Introducing Gameschooling by Pam Barnhill

“So many homeschoolers start down this alternate education path to break free from the traditional schooling mode, then find themselves recreating school-at-home and getting frustrated with themselves and their kids.

“Cait Curley has the answer for you, and she and Colleen talk all about gameschooling for fun AND learning this week. You don’t want to miss this episode!” Read more

Gifts Inspired by the Brave Writer Lifestyle by Mary of Not Before 7

“I want gifts that are fun and practical. It is a possible combination! I don’t want to find myself overwhelmed with stuff for the sake of stuff. This is where my creativity comes in. I need to find things that will be inspiring, useful, and a joy to give. So in the spirit of practical AND fun gifts, I present the following ideas inspired by our love for the Brave Writer lifestyle.” Read more

Week 16 by lil shoes

“One of the neatest parts of the day was when the boys both immediately sat down and continued to write additional letters to out-of-town friends and cousins to pop in the mail.  I’d say we’re seeing Brave Writer success in our house!” Read more

25+ Free Brave Writer Resources by Lynna of Homeschooling Without Training Wheels

“We’ve been a Brave Writer family for several years now. Freewriting, narrations, poetry teatime, and the whole Brave Writer Lifestyle have had such an impact on our family. Of course, I highly recommend any of their products.

“However, if you want to give them a test drive first, they have some wonderful free samples available – the kind of free samples that really provide benefit on their own, not just a peek at the table of contents or a few paragraphs that are cut short before you get to the good stuff.” Read more

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!


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Blog Roundup: October 2017

October 2017 Brave Writer Blog Roundup

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

Brave Writer and Children with Learning Differences by Shawna of Not the Former Things

“Brave Writer has been instrumental in helping my children become writers, and in helping their mom understand what it really takes to be a writer. (Note to self: commas and adverbs are not initially essential ingredients in the creation any great literary work.)

Although I have shared in the past why Brave Writer is such a big deal (and it is) today I want to share specifically why I think it is an excellent fit for children with learning differences…” Read more

Our Book Reveal Party: This Year’s Book Club Picks by Dachelle of Hide the Chocolate

“For the last few years, we have used the Brave Writer Arrow books to choose our book lists. Since the girls are moving into middle school, we decided to add a few Boomerang books to this year’s selections. I love the Golden Lines journal idea in the Boomerangs, so we decided to incorporate it into this year’s book club. The girls were each given a journal and told to copy their favorite quote from each book. They will be able to share these at each book club…” Read more

Charlotte’s Web Book Club ~ A Party School at the Fair by Dachelle of 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

Our Daily Routine with the Brave Writer Lifestyle by Dachelle of Hide the Chocolate

“The one question I get the most about our Brave Writer Lifestyle is “What does that look like on a normal day?” The short answer is “It changes all the time.” But, you don’t want the short answer. You want to know how we incorporate the Brave Writer Lifestyle into our daily lives. So, today we are going to walk through our Brave Writer Lifestyle daily routine…” Read more

More Than a Shelf of Books by Mary of Not Before 7

“I am not one of those moms who can’t get rid of books. I am a purger. And I have no problem purging books. The way I see it, that is what libraries are for. Libraries house my books. But even I have my soft spots and my memories, so I must admit that there is a section of our hallway bookcase that is more than just a shelf of books. It is a collection of memories that will always be exempt from purging…” Read more

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 Jeannette, our Social Media admin (blog@bravewriter.com). Thanks!

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Blog Roundup: August 2017 Edition

August 2017 Blog Roundup

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

The Green Ember Book Club by Dachelle of Hide the Chocolate

“Our latest Brave Writer book club was about the fabulous adventure story, The Green Ember. It was unanimous. The girls all loved this month’s book.”

Brave Writer: Embracing This Lifestyle by Chelsea of Pause Reflect Learn Grow

“I’m still a work in progress and don’t consider myself an expert in this lifestyle, but I think that’s the point of the Brave Writer lifestyle, is that everyone learns from where they are and with their own interests.  I have been slowly reading […] the ebook I bought called The Writer’s Jungle […].  It helps you to see that writing is a process just as we naturally let speaking be a process for our children, but for some reason we try to rush writing.  And if you teach your children that writing can be a way for them to find their writer’s voice, it gives so much more substance and depth to the value of writing.”

The Brave Writer Lifestyle: How to Add Joy Back to Your Homeschool by Dachelle of Hide the Chocolate

“I had already decided that I needed to toss our grammar program for a new, more relaxed, lifestyle approach to language arts. Brave Writer seemed to be the answer to my problem. So, I began following Julie on Periscope and absorbing everything she said. I purchased The Writer’s Jungle, the centerpiece of the Brave Writer program, and read it cover-to-cover. We began implementing Free Writes and adding the Arrow as our new grammar and spelling.”

How to Teach Kids to Write Using Poetry by Rebecca Spooner of Hip Homeschooling

“Teaching our kids to read, write, and communicate with language is quite frankly a whole lot harder than it looks! […] This post is part of a series I am doing about how to teach LA using tools you have all around you. It is about teaching our kids how to master language the same way we taught them how to talk […]. This is the Brave Writer way, a program I stumbled upon a few years ago that empowered me to ditch our workbooks and teach my kids this complex subject with confidence. Last month we discussed how to teach language arts through copywork, today we are going to add to that and show you the power of poetry in your homeschool.”

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 Jeannette, our Social Media admin (blog@bravewriter.com). Thanks!

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Blog Roundup: May 2017

Brave Writer Blog Roundup May 2017

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

The Value of Listening to Other Homeschooling Moms for Inspiration by Scissors and Glue

Today I wanted to talk about the value of listening to others who Homeschool, to gain inspiration and learning from one another. I have so many of you who I have met over this last year of homeschooling […] and it has really been a great way for me to feel ‘not alone in the cause’ of this huge undertaking of raising kids and learning at home […]. […] But, I wanted to share with you all, a wonderful inspiration I have just recently found on youtube. […] Her name is Brave Writer, Julie Bogart, from the USA and she has some really great, real and touching stories and tips for homeschooling.

Why Brave Writer is Such a Big Deal by Not the Former Things

I read something about Brave Writer almost every day. Blog posts, Instagram, Email marketing, and Facebook have been screaming at me about this program for over a year now. […] Brave Writer is everywhere in the small world of educating my two boys. And yet I have resisted learning about it. […] Here’s the thing. I was wrong.

Creating a Rich Writing Experience in Our Homeschool by Intentional Homeschooling

I’m honestly not sure if one can be involved in the homeschool community in any way online without quickly hearing about Brave Writer. If you read around homeschool blogs for more than five minutes you are going to hear about someone raving about Julie and Brave Writer. And for good reason.

Shakespeare in the Spring: The Ultimate Guide to Teaching Shakespeare by Hide the Chocolate

Are you a Fen-sucked Dull-Eyed Canker-blossom? Do you know how many sonnets the Bard wrote, or which phrases we use that he coined? Have you any idea what an oxlip looks like? If you’re curious about answering any of these questions, then this Ultimate Guide to Teaching Shakespeare might be for you!

Spring Time Poetry Teatime: Featuring Poems for Two Voices by Hide the Chocolate

For the last year, a small group of homeschoolers has been meeting at our local library for Poetry Teatime. Each month we have a theme, tea, snacks, a poetry activity, and most importantly, sharing of poems. This month our theme was Spring Time. The children were encouraged to bring poems that celebrated Spring. These could be original works or by celebrated authors or even by not so celebrated authors…whatever took their fancy.

The Prairie Thief Book Club: A Party School with a Treasure Hunt by Hide the Chocolate

A gnome-like Brownie, a chocolate brownie, a hunt for stolen treasures and spider-laden soup were all part of this month’s party school, The Prairie Thief Book Club.

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 Jeannette, our Social Media admin (blog@bravewriter.com). Thanks!

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