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Friday Freewrite: What Is It?

Friday Freewrite

Pick an object in your house. Describe what it looks like but don’t say what it is or does! Now see if family members can guess the item from your written description.

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Friday Freewrite: Permission

Friday Freewrite

A family of mice are arguing. The young mice believe they’re ready to leave the nest and scrounge for food but their parent mice disagree and won’t give them permission. Write their mousy conversation and what happens next.

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Friday Freewrite: Anaphora

Friday Freewrite Anaphora

Anaphora is a literary device or technique where a number of phrases begin with the same word or words, like:

  • Mad world! Mad kings! Mad composition!” – King John II, William Shakespeare
  • It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness.” – A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
  • Monkey see, monkey do.”

Writers might use anaphora to express a strong feeling, emphasize a point, give rhythm or structure to a list, or make an idea easy to remember.

Now it’s your turn! Create a few phrases using anaphora, and choose some of these words to repeat (or think of your own):

  • Welcome to
  • Long
  • I am
  • Truth is
  • A candle
  • Stinky

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Brave Writer Cheat Sheet

Brave Writer Cheat Sheet

All aspects of the Brave Writer program are meant to make writing rewarding and enjoyable for your family. That way your kids will WANT to write. It’s the first step in writing well.  

Here’s how you can keep the positive energy going in all realms of reading and writing.

A handy cheat sheet to everything we have to offer you!

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Language Arts through Literature

Put your workbooks away! The mechanics of language exist within literature. So let’s dive into reading that already appeals to your child, and use THAT to teach them what they need to know. Start with our literature singles, about a month’s worth of instruction. Click here!

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Friday Freewrite: Bird or Fish?

Friday Freewrite

You can only pick one: the ability to fly like a bird or swim like a fish (breathe underwater). Which do you choose and why?

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