Blog Roundup: September 2018
Welcome to the latest blog roundup! See how other homeschooling families practice the Brave Writer Lifestyle!
Playing with Language: 10 Ideas for Families – Not Before 7
As part of our Brave Writer Lifestyle, we have embraced the idea of playing with language. It’s made me aware of the many ways we naturally play with words in our home.
Charlotte’s Web Book Club: A Party School at the Fair – Hide the Chocolate
As many of you know, we love to use the Brave Writer Arrows for our language arts. This is a great book to jump in and try the Brave Writer program because the Charlotte’s Web Arrow is free. The Arrows provide copywork, dictation, grammar notes, writing activities and a literary element. Since the Arrows are broken down into four weeks, it works perfectly with our monthly book club.
Jot It Down Review: More than a Writing Program – The Homeschool Resource Room
I’m happy to share the folowing [sic] Jot It Down review with you. We have been working our way through this program at a slower pace. Giving us time to really dig into the projects and the entire Brave Writer lifestyle.
How to Incorporate Narration in Everyday Life – Bethany Ishee
Narration is a much-touted practice in the homeschool community, but I’ve found it can seem stuffy and stifling at times. As a result, I’ve looked for ways to incorporate narration into our daily lives so that it can be a natural extension of our life of learning.
How I Teach Language Arts Using Literature – Homeschooling in the Pines – YouTube video
Today I want to talk to you all about how we use our read-alouds, how we use literature to work on language arts. […] This is my second year using Brave Writer. I use Brave Writer for writing, I use it for reading, I use it for language arts. Brave Writer’s a big, big part of our homeschool.
How to Create an Enchanting Experience with Copywork – Nourishing My Scholar
Copywork. Does it bring up images of the hard schoolmaster making students write lines on a blackboard as a form of punishment? With Brave Writer copywork is so much more.
How to Use Copywork in Your Homeschool Part 1 – Heart-to-Heart Homeschooling
Using copywork to teach Language Arts respects the natural way children learn. When they copy good writing, they absorb rules of grammar and mechanics, spelling, and more. That doesn’t mean you only use copywork to teach these things, but when used consistently, copywork becomes a significant part of the process.
I was introduced to the practice of copywork maybe three or four years ago when I stumbled upon the World of Bravewriter [sic], and I’ve been hooked ever since.
If you are a Charlotte Mason homeschooler, then chances are the words copywork and dictation have come up repeatedly in homeschool discussions. The late Charlotte Mason, an educator who inspired an entire homeschool philosophy, advocated copywork and dictation as two of the key components to educating children in language arts. But, what are copywork and dictation and how do you do if you are doing them in the correct way?
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