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Growing Brave Writers Q & A

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This is the official Q&A for Growing Brave Writers


What’s new in GBW?

 Glad you asked!

  • Coaching Guides written to YOU in each chapter
  • User-friendly Activities in each chapter laid out in step-by-step instructions
  • Assessment tools for each chapter
    • A Checklist for Self-Esteem (so you can feel good about what you get done)
    • A Word Bank to track scope and sequence requirements (if you have them)
    • A Narrative Sketch sample to help you write one for your student
  • A chapter called, How to Use GBW: with kids in schools & co-ops and across the curriculum
  • Beautiful design, wide margins for notes, and motivational quotes at the top of each chapter

Does GBW meet school standards for writing instruction?

You bet it does!

Growing Brave Writers was designed with much care to address the most important markers in learning to write. Our team consulted the most current research into writing instruction while also drawing on over 20 years of experience teaching students.

You can know that your students will become effective writers in any environment once they have worked through all the writing processes.

Over 100,000 students have used our methods!


Does GBW work with learning-challenged students?

Exceptionally well!

The beauty of this system is that it is tailored to the developmental stage of growth of each unique child (not grade level) including your children with language challenges. That means you can meet your child where they are without pushing them to be further along. Each practice is easily modified for any learner. 

Parents who have children with language delays or learning disabilities have found these methods to be absolutely liberating!


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What if I’m not good at writing?

You’re my favorites!

As you teach your child, you will heal your own poor relationship with writing. You may even discover a long-lost love of writing once you are set free from the memory of painful writing instruction in your youth.

Truly: if you are a blocked writer yourself, remember the method that failed you. Do not apply that method to your child! Try ours—it’s a completely different approach than schools take. And it works.

You’ll love these activities!


Can I use GBW with multiple kids at multiple ages?

You sure can!

In fact, that’s the beauty of this program. It’s designed for family use. Each activity can be easily modified up or down to adapt to your young writer. Not only that, each activity can be used again at the next stage of growth for greater and greater skill development.


How long does it take to work through GBW?

About one school year.

If you do each activity in a row, following the instructions, it will take about a single school year to work through the entire program. That said, these are activities and tools that are meant to be used until college! Growing Brave Writers is a program that will be a resource to you throughout the entirety of your children’s academic career. A fantastic investment!


What if I want a print copy?

I have great news for you!

Brave Writer has entered a partnership with The Homeschool Printing Company!

When you print with them, they give you a high-quality printed copy at a low price, and they put you at the front of the line for printing! (USA only) The link to our special print form with them is located at the order link below!


When does Growing Brave Writers publish?

July 15!

For those who preorder, you are invited to attend a FREE webinar with me on July 15

I’ll walk you through how to implement Growing Brave Writers right on the day it publishes.

Preorder Today

Thanks for all your questions!

Still have a few more? Email us at help@bravewriter.com and our warm, eager-to-serve customer service team will reply to your particular situation.

Growing Brave Writers: Training Webinar

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Have you preordered Growing Brave Writers?

If so, join me on publication day (July 15 at 4 pm ET) for an implementation webinar! Get in on the first training from me so that you can start the coming school year with confidence.

Do your kids balk when you assign writing?

  • Even after you give a clear explanation of what the assignment requires?
  • Even after you help your kids think of something to write?
  • Do they return a blank stare?
  • Do they say “I can’t think of anything to write”?

Most writing programs tell kids what to write.

In Brave Writer, we show kids how to write.

BIG DIFFERENCE!

There’s a better way to grow a writer than insistence, grades, and exasperation.

Growing Brave Writers gives adults and kids the tools to learn how to write and to do it with confidence!

Preorder Today

Sign Up for the Training Webinar

2022-2023 Arrow, Boomerang, and Slingshot Programs

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Here are the titles for the coming academic year for our Arrow, Boomerang, and Slingshot programs!

ARROW (ages 11-12)
BOOMERANG (ages 13-14)
SLINGSHOT (ages 15-18)

Note: the Arrow and Boomerang titles change each year but the Slingshot titles stay the same.

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.

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

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


Watch the REPLAY of the Live Broadcast


Looking for the book selections for younger kids? Here are the Quill (ages 5-7) categories and Dart (ages 8-10) titles!

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2022-2023 Quill and Dart Programs

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Here are the titles (categories for the Quill*) for the coming academic year for our Quill and Dart programs!

QUILL (ages 5-7)
DART (ages 8-10)

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

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.

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

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


*Difference between the Quill and Dart

The Quill covers reading, writing, and math—with six activities, two for each focus area, that can be done again and again with your kids using different books. It helps build the essential skills kids need in:

  • reading,
  • writing,
  • and math.

Unlike our other programs, it offers a list of suggested picture books that relate to a theme, but you don’t need to purchase a specific book or books for the Quill like you do for the Dart or Arrow.

The Quill acts as both your manual and planner with spaces to write planning notes and reflections about your child’s learning and experience with the activities. The Guidelines for using the Quill are built into each handbook—there are no separate guidelines.

Download a Quill SAMPLE.


Watch the REPLAY of the Live Broadcast


Looking for the book selections for older kids? Join us for the June 2 reveal of Arrows (ages 11-12) and Boomerangs (13-14)! Slingshot titles (ages 15-18) stay the same.

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Growing Brave Writers: Preorder Now!

Growing Brave Writers

Growing Brave Writers is available to preorder!

Publishes July 15

Put away the red pen! Most programs tell students what to write. We show them how to write.

Growing Brave Writers is the essential training you need to be the delightful writing coach your children deserve. End writer’s block!

Together, you and your kids will:

  • play oral and writing games
  • grow a rich vocabulary
  • do research
  • freewrite (unblocks your blocked writers)
  • revise (brand new material)
  • edit (two strategies your kids will embrace)
  • polish fiction and nonfiction writing

Empower your kids to feel good about writing!

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