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ON SALE: 2021-2022 Boomerang and Slingshot

Brave Writer Book Reveal

Here are the titles for the coming academic year for our Boomerang (ages 13-14) and Slingshot (ages 15-18) programs!

2021-2022 BOOMERANG
2021-2022 SLINGSHOT

Here at Brave Writer, we take the selection of these book titles Very Seriously!

All year, we read, discuss, and delight in the year’s latest fiction as well as relishing the classics.

  • We aim for diversity of authorship and protagonists.
  • We incorporate a variety of genres: fantasy to the classics.
  • We carefully orchestrate the sequence of the books.
  • We balance book length against the holiday demands of a given month.
  • We alternate moving, poignant books with silly, lighthearted books.
  • We launch the year with a sure-fire winner and end with a warmhearted one.

Looking for the book selections for younger kids? Here are the Dart (ages 8-10) and Arrow (ages 11-12) titles!


Special Offer: Free Brave Learner Home Membership

In June only, purchase Dart or Arrow year long programs and be added to our Brave Learner Home community for FREE, forever! This is the lowest price way to gain access to the community.

Ordinarily $198.00 composite purchase of Brave Writer products or classes.

Now only $129.00 for a year long Dart or Arrow program and get Brave Learner Home tossed in!

Brave Learner Home is your best online resource for coaching, training webinars, community, and support for both using our programs and encouraging you in your educational tasks.

Thousands of members tell us every day that it is the best space online for home education. We are welcoming to all backgrounds and viewpoints.

Join us now!

Learn more: Brave Learner Home


Excited for you as your family embarks on an inspired reading journey.

QuickPurchase your Dart or Arrow program before June 30 for the lowest price of the year to access Brave Learner Home as well.


ON SALE: 2021-2022 Dart and Arrow

Brave Writer Book Reveal

Here are the titles for the coming academic year for our Dart (ages 8-10) and Arrow (ages 11-12) programs!

2021-2022 DART
2021-2022 ARROW

Here at Brave Writer, we take the selection of these book titles Very Seriously!

All year, we read, discuss, and delight in the year’s latest fiction as well as relishing the classics.

  • We aim for diversity of authorship and protagonists.
  • We incorporate a variety of genres: fantasy to the classics.
  • We carefully orchestrate the sequence of the books.
  • We balance book length against the holiday demands of a given month.
  • We alternate moving, poignant books with silly, lighthearted books.
  • We launch the year with a sure-fire winner and end with a warmhearted one.

We get rave reviews like these every week:

We started using your Arrow program last year (arrow for my 12yo) and JULIE. I am amazed. The value in this program is insane. My adhd diagnosed, dyslexic child read each book independently, and loved all but one of them so much that after each book he would start asking for the series. He now has his own audible account so he can listen to books by these authors. Unheard of. Also he read 10 chapter books! By himself! Standing ovation for you and your team, seriously. I have shouted about your program from the rooftops, and look forward to using it for many years.

We’ve got hundreds of messages of appreciation for our products. We’re proud of what we’ve created! 

Hope you’ll join us for an AWESOME year of learning and reading.


Special Offer: Free Brave Learner Home Membership

In June only, purchase Dart or Arrow year long programs and be added to our Brave Learner Home community for FREE, forever! This is the lowest price way to gain access to the community.

Ordinarily $198.00 composite purchase of Brave Writer products or classes.

Now only $129.00 for a year long Dart or Arrow program and get Brave Learner Home tossed in!

Brave Learner Home is your best online resource for coaching, training webinars, community, and support for both using our programs and encouraging you in your educational tasks.

Thousands of members tell us every day that it is the best space online for home education. We are welcoming to all backgrounds and viewpoints.

Join us now!

Learn more: Brave Learner Home


Excited for you as your family embarks on an inspired reading journey!

QuickPurchase your Dart or Arrow program before June 30 for the lowest price of the year to access Brave Learner Home as well.


Four FREE Writing Webinars in June

Brave Writer Book Reveal

Join Julie for four webinars this June that help you understand both the philosophy and practice of Brave Writer’s literature + writing mechanics programs for ages 8-18.

Each webinar will be jam-packed with information to help you be successful this coming school year, in addition to helping you understand Brave Writer materials.

The webinars will be held on Zoom and Facebook Live. Click on the links below to register, if you prefer to attend via Zoom. No registration necessary for Facebook.

Replays will be available.

June 8, 2021

Why Teach Writing Mechanics with Living Literature?
Tuesday, June 8, @ 1pm – 2pm (Eastern)
REPLAY

The best books, the best words—allow your children to be bathed in high quality writing while they learn the mechanics and craft of writing.

June 15, 2021

Effective Teaching: Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling
Tuesday, June 15, @ 1pm – 2pm (Eastern)
REPLAY

Our programs offer a gentle, seamless way to build strong writing skills without a single workbook! Julie will show you how.

June 22, 2021

Literary Analysis & Writer’s Craft
Tuesday, June 22, @ 1pm – 2pm (Eastern)
Register

To grow a writing voice, it helps to listen to and learn from a wide variety of writing voices. Not only that, literary analysis can be the tool that unlocks buried treasure in a book and we intend to help you dig! We’ll also take a closer look at the NEW product called Slingshot (15-18 year olds).

June 29, 2021

The Sale is Almost Over Q&A
Tuesday, June 29, @ 1pm – 2pm (Eastern)
Register

With 24 hours left, get your last minute questions answered so you can make the right purchase for your family! Julie, live, ready to roll!


Brave Writer Language Arts

Movie Fun for the Whole Family

Brave Writer Movie Fun

Have you ever thought of a movie as a text to study just as you would a novel? 

Movies have all of the elements found in a book:

  • plot,
  • character development,
  • setting,
  • dialogue, and
  • writer’s craft (including literary devices).

And you can explore it all in under two hours! 

While movies are not a one-to-one replacement for reading books, they have their own value.

Movies can: 

  • expand cultural literacy. 
  • offer fuel for big juicy conversations.
  • allow for a quick look at the unfolding of a plot arc.
  • reveal the plot and basic story elements so, later, the reader can sink into the genre and writing style of a difficult-to-read author. 
  • enrich the reading experience. 
  • provide an opportunity to compare and contrast. 
  • inspire insights about both necessary and unnecessary changes made to fit the new medium (film). 

This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the power of movies!

Did you know you can provide your child with a rich learning experience by watching a movie and just selecting a few passages from the corresponding book to study?

You can! And what a way to wrap up the school year!

To make it easy, we’ve curated a list of books with movie companions and either a Dart, Arrow, or Boomerang to help you explore the book:


Find the complete Movie Wednesday Master List here.


Brave Writer Guide to the Movies

FREE Guide: Brave Writer Goes to the Movies

2021-2022 Book Reveal: Register NOW

Brave Writer Book Reveal

I keep counting the books and am stunned that we have 35 (Thirty-Five!) to share with you this year.

Our Director of Publishing (Dawn) read more than 100 books to find the right ones for YOU and your family for the coming school year.

We CANNOT WAIT to reveal the books to you in a big online celebration party!

Brave Writer’s literature programs teach the mechanics of writing through great books! These programs include 10 month-long handbooks that feature:

  • exciting read aloud novels each month,
  • copywork and dictation,
  • spellinggrammar, and punctuation activities,
  • literary elements,
  • big juicy discussion questions,
  • and book club party ideas.

Join us for the 2021-2022 Big Bonanza Book Reveal!

Register Now

Register for our upcoming Book Reveals on Zoom (4:00 PM Eastern for both dates):

We’ll record both days and send replays to those who register. Only 1000 seats per webinar!

We’ll also simulcast on Facebook (the Brave Writer business page) and store replays there as well.

No registration required if you plan to watch on Facebook.


Webinar Replay

Want to learn more? Watch the replay of the live where we answered questions from the Brave Learner community.