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January 2019 Arrow Book Club

Brave Writer Arrow January Book Club

The Arrow Book Club for January 2019 is starting soon! It’s hard to believe that December is almost halfway over already, but January will be here sooner than you know it, and we at Brave Writer want to make sure you don’t miss out on the January Arrow Book Club.

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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January’s Arrow Book Club selection is Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr.

Hiroshima-born Sadako is an active, full-of-life athlete until she falls ill with leukemia. Legend holds that if a sick person folds one thousand paper cranes, they will regain their health. Sadako takes up the challenge with courage and bravery. Based on a true story, this short, classic tale will touch your heart.

Purchase the novel here.

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.

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

REGISTER HERE

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.


Also starting in January are our Boomerang and Pouch Book Clubs.

2019 Spring Classes: Registration is OPEN

Brave Writer Online Classes

Registration is OPEN!!

Secure your spot in our spring online writing classes

The biggest threat to our children’s education is putting “school” ahead of “learning.” Our online class program prioritizes writing growth—not writing grades.

Can’t wait to work with you and your kids!

If you have any difficulties registering contact us asap at help@bravewriter.com. Put URGENT in the email and a phone number if you want a call. We’ll be ready to help!


REGISTER NOW!

Shakespeare Resources

Brave Writer Shakespeare Resources

This month our Brave Writer Lifestyle focus is Shakespeare! Check out our website page for ways to include the Bard in your homeschool.

And guess what? Registration for our Shakespeare Family Workshop class opens soon on December 3, so break out your fancy quills and mark your calendars.

The Shakespeare Family Workshop is aimed at a younger audience. This hands-on five-week workshop is great for all kinds of learners.

The class will include:

  • craft projects,
  • group learning/research,
  • online resources, discussion,
  • creative writing
  • video recommendations

The family workshop provides a multi-sensory approach to the study of Shakespeare and his works. A few informal writing assignments will be provided for families to do together or separately.

In this course, we’ll learn about:

  • The Elizabethan Theatre scene
  • Shakespeare’s life and times
  • The Bard’s poems and plays
  • Will’s unique writing style and place in English literature

In addition, we’ll also explore one of Shakespeare’s famed sonnets and a few of Shakespeare’s more well-known soliloquies and scenes from several plays.

While you wait for registration to open, here are some Shakespeare resources you can use with your family right now:

Movie Wednesday post for Romeo and Juliet

This Movie Wednesday selection includes a summary of the 2013 film adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, background information on the play and this particular adaptation including alterations made to the text, along with five discussion questions for starting Big Juicy Conversations, as well as additional resources.

Pouch of Boomerangs: Shakespeare’s Scribe

This Boomerang is a part of A Pouch of Boomerangs—a set of ten digital literature guides which are designed for 6th-7th grades. The Pouch is similar to The Boomerang but written for the middle school set. Purchase them individually or bundled together.


Brave Writer Online Classes

December 2018 Book Clubs

Brave Writer December Book Clubs 2018

The December 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.

December book clubs start discussion in the first week of December in order to end early for winter break. Sign up early.


[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 Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo.

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 View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg.

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 A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

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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2019 Spring Class Schedule

Brave Writer Online Classes

Brave Writer Spring Writing Classes

Registration opens Monday, December 3, 2018 at noon ET

Mark your calendars. Classes fill quickly!

We grow writers—we’re not about grading them. Sure, if you need a grade for a high school transcript, we’ll provide one to you. But our fundamental commitment is to growing writers—helping your kids become fluent, powerful writers. What’s interesting is that our students realize that this environment for writing is about their growth. They feel it!

Here’s what one essay student told us:

This class really changed my drive to do my English work. Normally, I thought that English, as a subject, was boring and either too easy or arbitrarily difficult. Yet, this was a class I enjoyed doing, and as so, I looked forward to it each morning, while still being challenged to an appropriate degree. (Jayden)

I mean, wow! Isn’t that amazing? I love that our classes deliver this kind of self-awareness and hunger for learning to write.

If you’re looking for support in transforming your child’s experience of writing, Brave Writer’s online class program is perfect for you!

Tune in to my live webinar today where I’ll share more details about our online writing class program and answer any questions you may have.

JOIN ME on Facebook LIVE this morning at 11:30 AM ET. Edited: Here’s the REPLAY if you missed the broadcast.


Spring Class Schedule