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November 2018 Book Clubs

Brave Writer November Book Clubs 2018

The November Arrow, Pouch, and Boomerang book clubs are starting soon!

If you’re looking for an easy way into online classes for your child, the book clubs are great for that! Kids love “talking” (a.k.a. writing) about books. In these Brave Writer classes, they will be able to discuss the books freely with instructor guidance and encouragement.

Also a FREE digital copy of our language arts guide based on the book is provided.


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For the Arrow Book Club (ages 9-12), we’ll be reading Journey to Jo’burg: A South African Story by Beverley Naidoo.

The Arrow Book Club provides an online discussion space (asynchronous, bulletin board style) for students to learn to discuss literature using literary analysis vocabulary without the pressure of writing “essays.” Homeschool students especially need the chance to talk about what they read—-yet the busy mother-of-many doesn’t always have time to take the discussion to a written form.

For more information and to get registered, click here.

For the Pouch Book Club (ages 11-14), we’re reading Holes by Louis Sachar.

Due to popular demand, Brave Writer now offers a transition book club between the Arrow and Boomerang. This club is for middle schoolers who want to discuss novels with their peers, who are ready to learn the art of thinking and writing simultaneously all while excited about a great story!

For more information and to get registered, click here.

For the Boomerang Book Club (ages 12-18), we’re reading The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy.

Rather than reading in isolation, without the benefit of examining the writing and the layers of meaning novelists intend their readers to experience, The Boomerang Book Club provides a forum for that opportunity. Homeschool students especially need the chance to talk about what they read—yet the busy mother-of-many doesn’t always have time to read those lengthy dense books, let alone discuss them in depth!

For more information and to get registered, click here.

Let Brave Writer help you. These book discussions are drawn from entertaining works of fiction that your kids are sure to love!

Caveat: Please remember that you’re the parent. If you have doubts about the content of a particular book, please check the reviews of the novel or read it for yourself first. Pouch and Boomerang books in particular may include sexuality, graphic language, and mature themes.


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Take a Tour of our Expository Essay Class

Brave Writer Expository Essay Webinar

You’ve asked to see Brave Writer classes in action, and we’ve listened. Sign up for a front row seat to a tour of our Expository Essay classes for high school students!

  • Would you like to see how our expository essay classes look from the inside?
  • Do you wonder about pacing?
  • Are you curious to see what kind of feedback and instruction our teachers give?

Kirsten Merryman and Jen Holman, veteran Brave Writer instructors, will take you on a guided tour of the classroom. They’ll show you a sneak peek of our Brand New cartoon video footage that we use to instruct kids who need a little more audio-visual support. You’ll be able to ask any and all questions.

In other words: find out everything you want to know about the essay program before signing up!

Expository Essay Class: Exploratory & Persuasive

Expository Essay Class: Rhetorical Critique & Analysis

Let’s face it: teaching academic writing feels daunting. Most of us haven’t written an academic paper since high school or college ourselves. Now, as a homeschooling parent, you want your child to be prepared for the rigors of college, but the terrain of academic writing is unfamiliar.

Our method of teaching the expository essay honors the standards expected in academic writing, while resisting the straitjacket of boring formats and rules that put teens off essay writing for good.

How do we do it? We can’t wait to show you!

→ Join us LIVE for a chance to win a FREE SEAT in one of the classes!

In this free webinar, you’ll learn how we help teens

      • Move beyond the “blank page, blank stare” syndrome that plagues young academic writers who don’t know what to write
      • Explore multiple points of view on controversial topics
      • Prove arguments using reasoning, facts and evidence
      • Learn the building blocks of strong academic writing they can use in any subject area

Don’t miss this chance to see an actual Expository Essay class in action and to hear directly from our caring instructors. You’ll also see how our instructor feedback grows writers who feel empowered to improve instead of defeated by crushing criticism. We’ll answer all your questions, too!

Title: High School Writing—Expository Essay Class
Date and Time: Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 @ 3:00 PM Eastern
Register for the online webinar here.

Join us live for a chance to win a free seat in one of the classes!

If you’ve got friends who are new to Brave Writer and have high school students, this is a fantastic way to get to know us. Please share the webinar link with them.

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October Book Clubs 2018

Brave Writer October Book Clubs

The October Arrow, Pouch, and Boomerang book clubs are starting soon!

If you’re looking for an easy way into online classes for your child, the book clubs are great for that! Kids love “talking” (a.k.a. writing) about books. In these Brave Writer classes, they will be able to discuss the books freely with instructor guidance and encouragement.

Also a FREE digital copy of our language arts guide based on the book is provided.


[This post contains Amazon affiliate links. When you click on those links to make purchases,
Brave Writer receives compensation at no extra cost to you. Thank you!]


For the Arrow Book Club (ages 9-12), we’ll be reading Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers.

The Arrow Book Club provides an online discussion space (asynchronous, bulletin board style) for students to learn to discuss literature using literary analysis vocabulary without the pressure of writing “essays.” Homeschool students especially need the chance to talk about what they read—-yet the busy mother-of-many doesn’t always have time to take the discussion to a written form.

For more information and to get registered, click here.

For the Pouch Book Club (ages 11-14), we’re reading The Sword in the Stone by T.H. White.

Due to popular demand, Brave Writer now offers a transition book club between the Arrow and Boomerang. This club is for middle schoolers who want to discuss novels with their peers, who are ready to learn the art of thinking and writing simultaneously all while excited about a great story!

For more information and to get registered, click here.

For the Boomerang Book Club (ages 11-18), we’re reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.

Rather than reading in isolation, without the benefit of examining the writing and the layers of meaning novelists intend their readers to experience, The Boomerang Book Club provides a forum for that opportunity. Homeschool students especially need the chance to talk about what they read—yet the busy mother-of-many doesn’t always have time to read those lengthy dense books, let alone discuss them in depth!

For more information and to get registered, click here.

Let Brave Writer help you. These book discussions are drawn from entertaining works of fiction that your kids are sure to love!

Caveat: Please remember that you’re the parent. If you have doubts about the content of a particular book, please check the reviews of the novel or read it for yourself first. Pouch and Boomerang books in particular may include sexuality, graphic language, and mature themes.


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Six New Brave Writer Classes

6 New Classes

Give your homeschool a lift with these six new classes from Brave Writer.

Pouch Book Club

Due to popular demand, Brave Writer now offers a transition book club between the Arrow and Boomerang. This club is for middle schoolers who want to discuss novels with their peers, who are ready to learn the art of thinking and writing simultaneously all while excited about a great story!

Telling Tales

Stories from around the world await you in this class. Since the writing activities are flexible and you get to choose your own books, this class a perfect fit for any age or stage, particularly for those kids in the Jot It Down or Partnership Writing phases. You, the parent, will partner with your child to explore tall tales, ancient myths, and favorite legends as you uncover the common elements in these classic tales. Children this age benefit from a partner as they engage in original writing. Parents are invited to take over transcription and typing duties as needed and then post the results of all writing activities in the classroom.

Playing with Poetry: Discovery

Your family will not only learn to understand and appreciate poetic forms, but you will also have the satisfying pleasure of writing them. You and your kids will discover a variety of poetic forms and learn the art of poetic language. Brave Writer places a strong emphasis on poetry, particularly in the younger years, because it is such a natural source of language development, literary elements, and rich vocabulary. Plus, poetry is plain fun.

Playing with Poetry: Exploration

This is our new offering that provides a highly-enjoyable writing experience for your whole family. We’ve taken our former Playing with Poetry Workshop and broken it into two four-week classes. More poetry, more fun!

Scriptwriting

At Brave Writer, we recognize that film is the new literature birthed in the twentieth century. We have the opportunity, being at home, to introduce our children to a feast of ideas shared through movies. Now, your teens have the chance to build on those movie-watching experiences to create scripts of their own.

College Prep: Audiovisual Presentations

In College Prep: Audiovisual Presentations, students will choose their subject and format, learn the principles involved in crafting a compelling presentation, write a script and create an accompanying presentation with graphics. Students will receive feedback and instruction, working directly with the teacher. Access to fellow peers’ work will encourage interaction, support, and growth in critical thinking, revision, and editing skills.

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Brave Writer Fall Classes

Brave Writer Fall Writing Classes

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