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Essay Prep: Reading the Essay

Essay Prep: Reading the Essay

Are you looking to encourage big juicy conversations with your teens about meaningful topics like consumerism, race, self-image and the role of technology in our lives?

One way to get at these topics is to triangle in a third party opinion—essays written by well-respected and established authors. Alice Walker, Judith Newman, Brent Staples and Anna Quindlen are four such writers we enjoy sharing with teens, all found in this delightful tome—The Little Norton Reader.

In our Essay Prep: Reading the Essay online class, teens discover (often for the first time) that essays are compelling to read (and write!). They learn to see the “angle of vision” and to uncover bias or slant in the writing.

They gain skill to identify the difference between reasoned arguments and ranting an opinion.

They have a chance to examine thier own knee-jerk responses and then patiently re-examine the essay content to expand their critical thinking.

Too often educators and parents ask kids to write esssys before they’ve ever even read one!

This class—Essay Prep: Reading the Essay is the remedy!

Our students LOVE it.

One teen girl wrote:

“At the beginning of the class I had trouble finding the inspiration to write but towards the end I started writing first thing in the morning and got it done quickly without struggling to think of what to write next.”—Kate

My favorite comment though:

WEEK ONE: “400 words! That is going to take me forever to write!”
WEEK FOUR: “400 words?! I’m going to need 2000 words to talk about all the stuff in that essay.”

Truly no other course out there like it! Sign up before it fills up (always does). Counts as a ¼ credit of English for high school.

Essay Prep: Reading the Essay

Brave Writer Online Classes

More Writing Class Sessions Added

More Brave Writer Classes Added

That elusive must-have toy. The concert tickets that sold like hotcakes. The latest tech on Black Friday. 

And… Brave Writer classes on Registration Day

Talk about high demand!

All is not lost! We’ve taken note of the “hot” items for next semester and we’re bringing you more! 

We hear you. You want more classes for little kids. Your tweens and teens want to write stories. Your kids are ready to dig in!

Our coaches stepped up BIG TIME and we’ve managed to open MORE SESSIONS of the classes that sold out the quickest. 

These classes are now open (AGAIN!) for registration:

Phew! Thank you for your patience as we figured out how to bring you more spots. They’re worth the wait!

Believe me when I say: if there’s a class you want, don’t delay! 


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Special Offer

Buy a class, get access to a lifetime of homeschool coaching and support!

We’ve got a brand new, easy-to-access space online (and in an app!) that offers you daily, weekly, and monthly support from trained veteran homeschoolers, writing coaches, and a versatile community of committed home educators. It’s called Brave Learner Home.

Brave Learner Home combines homeschool coaching with Brave Writer product and classes support. Learn more.

Brave Writer Classes

Winter/Spring Class Registration is OPEN

Brave Writer Online Classes

Registration is OPEN for our Winter/Spring 2021 Online Writing Classes!

You’ve waited patiently; the wait is over!

Our classes fill quickly, particularly those at the start of the semester. If you know what you want, be sure to sign up early to ensure you secure your seat.

Please note that the class called The Writer’s Jungle Online is now called:

Brave Writer 101: Guided Writing Process.

Finally, take a moment to read about how to register to be sure you understand the process.

2021 Winter/Spring Writing Class Schedule

Look at all these classes!

We’ve got something for everyone. Please click through to the website for full descriptions, prices, and age ranges.

Since each class provides a deep dive into the material, we recommend NOT overlapping classes.

We also encourage taking healthy writing breaks between classes. 

Special Offer

Sign up for classes, get FREE membership in Brave Learner Home! Read the details about this special offer. (Membership begins once enrollment is paid in full.)

If you have any difficulties with registration, please reply to this email with your class selection, the name of your students (and ages), and a phone number to contact you.

And we’re gaga over the website redesign for the online class program. Did you look yet? 

Can’t wait to work with you and your kids!

Register for a Brave Writer Class

Brave Writer Online Classes

2021 Winter/Spring Class Schedule

2021 Winter/Spring Writing Class Schedule

The Winter/Spring 2021 Online Writing Class Schedule Is Up!

[Psst…Be sure to take advantage of our special offer!]


Registration opens on Monday December 7, 2020 at noon EST

What a year 2020 has been for online learning!

You shattered every class registration number we’ve ever achieved. We sold out spring, summer, and fall sessions (over 200 classes) filled with thousands of students and families.

Together with our trained professional staff, your children and teens produced (quite literally) hundreds of thousands of words in thousands of papers. We’re so impressed!

One student described our classes this way:

Organized, and helpful. It doesn’t feel like a chaotic mess like some online classes.

Another student said:

Everyone here is actually a serious writer, not just there for the snacks.

We’re not finished yet! The winter/spring line-up sparkles with the widest variety of online writing classes seen anywhere. 

Register early to lock in your seat for a fabulous 2021 of writing with your kids!

2021 Winter/Spring Writing Class Schedule

Special Offer!

Buy a class, get access to a lifetime of homeschool coaching and support!

We’ve got a brand new, easy-to-access space online (and in an app!) that offers you daily, weekly, and monthly support from trained veteran homeschoolers, writing coaches, and a versatile community of committed home educators.

Brave Learner Home combines our popular Homeschool Alliance and our Brave Writer product coaching. Brave Learner Home is now open.

Here’s how it works:

  • Register for one or more classes during winter/spring registration (opens Dec. 7 at noon EST)
  • Make sure your class enrollment totals $198 or more (all in one cart).
  • Pay for your courses*
  • Get access to Brave Learner Home for life!

We want you to have the support you need. Help really does help. 

*Charter School Payments: once the charter school payment is complete, then we add the parent to Brave Learner Home.

Insider Tip

Looking for a discount? Plan to sign up for 3-5 months of our book discussion clubs and save.

Our Arrow Book Club (ages 9-12) and Boomerang Book Club (ages 11-18) are among our most popular classes of all time! 

Ready for a secret? Your kids don’t know they’re writing in this class. They think they’re talking! They type their thoughts into the classroom and click “Post Reply” which publishes their brilliance for all to read.

The thinking they do is transmitted down their arms, through their hands, out their fingers, onto the screen. This written expression feels like talking, but it is in fact writing! Voila!

Winter/Spring is a great time to JUMP into Brave Writer online writing classes. If you want to reboot your homeschool experience of writing, let us help you!

Brave Writer Online Classes

Writing Coach: Diana Allor

Brave Writer coach Diana Allor

Diana Allor is a writing coach who pairs a voice of experience with gentle encouragement to form a winning combination. She’s a deep thinker who loves literature and writing.

Truth? Diana is everything she seems to be. When we met at our staff retreat, she exuded calm and generosity. She’s a soft talker, with powerful skills!

Diana is open to considering anything you say to her—taking it in and reflecting carefully on your point, then coming back with her thoughts. She’s the perfect coach to discuss writing and books with your kids.

Listen to what this mom had to say:

Diana was wonderful!  Her encouraging comments to my daughter gave her the motivation to write more. Watching Diana slowly pull gold from everyone’s children through the slow process of observation, freewrite, and revision was a revelation! 

Diana is also one of the most flexible coaches on our team!

Diana has taught:

  • Shakespeare,
  • Essay Prep,
  • Expository Essay,
  • Literary Analysis,
  • Brave Writer 101,
  • and Book Club.

Learn more about Diana.

Brave Writer Online Classes