Brave Writer Lifestyle: Read Aloud

Brave Writer Lifestyle Read Aloud

We’re focusing on reading aloud in January!

Story-telling is as old as human conversation. For centuries, families and communities have gathered to listen to an orator tell stories, recite epic ballads, and recount the history of their group.

In the modern world, we use a variety of vehicles for story-telling including television, film, and live theater. The most accessible way to share stories, though, is through reading books to your children.

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We also discuss on Instagram and in the Homeschool Alliance, and I’ll likely share on Facebook Live too.

BWL Read Aloud

2018 Themes

January: Read Aloud
February: TV & Film
March: Big, Juicy Conversations
April: Poetry Teatime
May: Art Appreciation
June: Nature Journaling
July: One on One Time
August: Language Games
September: Copywork
October: Freewriting
November: Shakespeare
December: Celebrate!

Brave Writer Calendar

It’s also not too late to grab our lovely 2018 Brave Writer Lifestyle Calendar. It will give you a place to record your activities, which child did what, and to make plans for field trips, and more!

I recommend a practice I call: Planning from Behind. You can keep a list of possible activities for the month, and when you do them, simply record them on the calendar (no need to plan ahead). This style of planning reduces your stress and puts you on the alert for opportunities to implement rather than guilt that you missed the scheduled time.

Share, share, share!

We’d love it if you shared your Brave Writer Lifestyle adventures on Instagram, the BraveSchoolers Facebook Group, in the Homeschool Alliance, or wherever you hang out online.


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