Welcome to the latest blog roundup!
See how other homeschooling families practice the Brave Writer Lifestyle
Using Copywork to Teach Grammar and Spelling
I could have entitled this post “oh, so that’s how you do Copywork!” – Maybe I’m just slow on the uptake and this is going to be old news to most; it was, however, a bit of a revelation to me when I discovered how copywork could be used as an effective means to teach not just spelling but also grammar, punctuation and the literary elements of writing. I also picked up some great tips on how to make it work for a struggling reader and writer. ~A Pilgrim’s Heart
Brave Writer Review
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth
I have an enthusiastic writer and a reluctant writer and I really want to encourage both of them in their individual learning journeys.
I chanced upon Brave Writer when I was in search of some inspiration to help me teach my kids how to write. What I found was not a curriculum but an approach to writing that started to help me formulate a clearer view of what I wanted for my kids. ~A Pilgrim’s Heart
Brave Writer – Our Family Diary
Daily blog posts about one family’s journey:
This is a personal record of our daily brave writing. I thought it would be helpful for others to see a family venture into this wonderful program for the first time. ~Shauna, Eco Educational
Living Learning Lists
If home educators applied a Brave Writer Lifestyle to other subjects:
I am a long-time fan of the Bravewriter Lifestyle List. I love the ideas in it and how an entire language arts experience can be built on a few rich, real-life routines.
I have often thought, wouldn’t it be amazing to have a list like that for all the subjects? What if instead of following a curriculum all the time, there was a way to help worried moms spread a feast of learning ideas in the home — in addition to using a curriculum or in place of using it. ~Pam at edShapshots
The Storybook Village
An example of narrating through creating storybook villages:
When we built our storybook village back in 2011, I had no idea it would grow to become one of our favorite winter traditions. Camille was 4 or 5 at the time and it was a fun way to create spaces those characters who dominated her imagination and lived in books that had to be read again and again. Each year we pull out the village and Camille adds new elements…new literary neighbors, snow men, trees, etc. ~Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish
Image by Brave Writer mom, Carmen (tinted, text added)