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The Writer’s Jungle Online SALE

I’m obsessed. Brave Writer turns 20 (twenty years old!) in 2020 (I love all those 20s together!)—which is mind-bending and utterly amazing. 

My kitchen table operation (which is still on the kitchen counter, by the way) has blossomed into a company with over 30 employees and tens of thousands of customers and oodles of products and classes designed to help you and your kids keep writing. 

Thank you! 

Your enthusiasm for what we offer has carried us and inspired us to keep making products and offering classes that support your homeschool life. 

To celebrate the incredible journey we’ve taken together, get ready for a slew of specials rolling out all year long. 

To kick off this grand celebration…

Let’s start by taking $20.00 off of the tuition of the online class that got it all started in January of 2000:

The Writer’s Jungle Online

You wonder where to begin? Begin here. It’s the secret sauce.

Thousands of families have transformed their experience of writing in this class—it’s THE class that flips the switch ON for kids and parents alike.

A sale just for you!

Psst: Brave Writer never lowers tuition for online classes, however…

We are lowering the price for this class for two weeks only as a thank you!

When you sign up for a winter/spring session of The Writer’s Jungle Online, you’ll get $20.00 off of the main tuition AND $20.00 off of each additional student.

Set your calendar alarms

Registration opens Monday December 2 at Noon Eastern.

The sale runs from December 2 – 15, 2019 and only applies to The Writer’s Jungle Online sessions offered in the winter and spring.

We appreciate you. You are doing the good work of raising the next generation who will be articulate, powerful communicators! Thank you!

Our Winter/Spring class schedule for all classes is available to view, too. Find it here!

Happy 20 years to us and to YOU!

Training Tip: Movie Discussion

Movie Discussion Training Tip

If you’re looking for a welcoming entry point for a reluctant writer, discussing movies is a good place to start!

Talking about a film helps students

  • articulate a position,
  • develop insight and
  • find their inner writing voice. 

All needed skills in academic writing!

For movie suggestions, check out Brave Writer’s Movie Master List (click on the titles for discussion questions!). And here’s a training tip to help get the conversation rolling:

Training Tip: Movie Discussion

Need more support?

Brave Writer’s Movie Discussion Club gives students a place to jump online and type out their thoughts and opinions on pop culture. They’re having a blast—meanwhile, they are building academic writing skills.

There are no essays or writing assignments in our movie club. They will write, naturally, as they post their thoughts and responses in our online classroom. But since none of their writing will be revised, polished, or graded, your kids will have the chance to explore their thinking using written language, without the pressure to “perform.”

Learn more about our online classes here.

We also invite you to log in to a sample class. Click around, play with our text editor, and read real instructor responses to writing posted in class.

Brave Writer Movie Discussion Club

Boomerang Book Club: November 2019

Boomerang Book Club November 2019

Teens discuss movies enthusiastically all the time—there’s no reason why they can’t do this with books too! It’s not a new skill, just a transfer of skill.

Brave Writer’s online Boomerang Book Club (ages 13-18) gives students opportunities to figure out what they think and vocalize their thoughts!

We allow your students to feel the sweet thrill of Strong Opinion and Clever Insight. Teens can express their thoughts about what they read and experience the kind support and enthusiasm of a writing coach and fellow homeschool readers.

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November’s Boomerang Book Club selection: A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

Originally published in 1968, this fantasy novel has influenced many authors since. Follow a young village boy with an aptitude for the magical arts as his youth and a thirst for power lead him to unleash a terrible shadow into the world. Through trials and tribulations, he learns about the nature of power and mortality. Along the way, he masters the words of power, tames an ancient dragon, and restores balance by crossing the threshold of death.

Purchase the novel here.

Our Boomerang Book Club is a wonderful sneaky way to draw out the writer. Teens feel like they are talking not writing— even though they are!

Boomerang Book Club

Arrow Book Club: November 2019

Arrow Book Club November 2019

When was the last time you heard this? “I’m bored.”

What if I told you about a magic portal that lies in wait for your child, where they could be transported and enchanted? There is! They can!

Grab a copy of the next Arrow Book Club read (for ages 9-12) and let them dive in! 

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November’s Arrow Book Club selection: Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Artemis is the boy criminal mastermind you’ll love, hate, or love to hate. Artemis, most unconventionally, seeks to restore his family fortune and pull his family back together by kidnapping a fairy. And not just any fairy. A very dangerous fairy. This story blends the modern and the magical with delightful effect. Get ready for an adventure with Artemis!

Purchase the novel here.

Boredom banished! 

And here’s a secret. While they’re having fun reading and chatting with new friends online, their minds are growing! Stretching! A benefit your child doesn’t even know they’re getting!

Deep reading of quality literature has advantages:

  • story structure encourages our brains to understand sequence
  • expands our attention spans
  • white matter is in the language area of your brain expands
  • deep reading creates empathy
  • close reading gives the brain a workout in multiple complex cognitive functions

Join us!

Arrow Book Club

We’ve Got the Secret Sauce!

We've Got the Secret Sauce

We treasure our Brave Writer families. 

That’s why we hold every student gently. We know that curt corrections and disparaging remarks hurt. Because we’re writers, we know that writing is personal. Because we’re educators, we know that learning from us is trusting in us.

Brave Writer coaches are specially trained, not only in writing instruction, but also in how to construct comments that cultivate positive relationships with writing and within your family. In our feedback, we take the whole child into account—writing growth, but also their vulnerability and heart—making it a safe space to learn.

No one does it like we do. 

Learning doesn’t need to be painful. We’ve found that students learn better when it’s not. We can help them unlock how professional writers write, avoiding frustration as students learn the craft. Our methods build them up and won’t tear them down. The results are nurtured writers who are free to grow—and do!

Class in Focus: The Writer’s Jungle Online

Get some of that special sauce! 

The Writer’s Jungle Online, you learn how to teach your student to write using the Brave Writer method. Our writing coach is there for YOU and your child—to give meaningful ideas about how to grow the writing, to partner, to cheerlead, and to celebrate! She’s a companion and a champion who walks each step of the way with you and your child for six weeks.

The Writer’s Jungle Online class includes:

  • Communication (An oral game to get you started. Fun!)
  • Keen observation (The skill to dig out the rich vocabulary lurking inside your child)
  • Freewriting (The breakthrough tool that has unleashed thousands of blocked writers)
  • Revising (Practices and permission to get in there with your kids and help)
  • Editing (The mechanics mop up)
  • Publishing (Suggestions for how to share that great writing with interested readers)
Training Tip

Take the opportunity now to press the reset button on your homeschool writing experiences. Create an atmosphere of collaboration, peace, and progress. Enroll in The Writer’s Jungle Online today!

You can learn more about our online classes here.

We also invite you to log in to a sample class. Click around, play with our text editor, and read real instructor responses to writing posted in class.

The Writer's Jungle Online