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Summer Class Registration 2020!

Brave Writer Summer Online Classes

Save the Date:

June 1, 2020 Noon Eastern

We’re excited to get to know you and your kids this summer! Jump in!

Let’s help you launch a great summer of writing and reading with our Brave Writer online classes.

People ask me all the time which class they should take. 

Here’s the skinny:

  • If you are new to Brave Writer and you want to get oriented to being your child’s writing coach, or you have a reluctant writer under 14—start with The Writer’s Jungle Online.
  • If you have a high school student: start with a Movie Discussion Club for teens who hate writing. Start with Essay Prep for teens who are willing to write. 
  • If you want to enroll lots of kids at once for a single price, check out our family classes. Our summer family class is Groovy Grammar Workshop.
  • If you have a willing writer, look at the class descriptions with your child and let that child have a say in which class he or she takes.

All Summer Online Classes

Open for Registration Noon Eastern on June 1

Check out the summer schedule here. Then make your plan!

  • Family Classes (you pay one tuition price, and ALL your kids are enrolled in the class)
  • Parent-Child Classes (where you enroll with your child to learn how to create a writing partnership)
  • Student Classes (direct instruction for your child)
  • New! Adult Classes (where you can exercise your awesome adulting skills)

Our classes last 3-6 weeks and do not require you to log in at a specific time of day. Participate when it is convenient for you.

Find out why our classes are award-winning and sell-out popular! 

We’ve got something for everyone. 

If you still have questions about which class is right for your child, we invite you to send an email to our Help Desk ( Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will be glad to give you suggestions that are just right for your family!

Brave Writer Summer Writing Classes

Engage with Nature: Recap

Engage with Nature Recap

Each Friday for the last month we’ve shared simple ideas to engage with the world outside (we suggested picking one a week to try).

Our Brave Writer families have watched clouds roll by, turned over rocks, and built fairy houses.

The twenty nature prompts can continue to inspire as you practice the Brave Writer Lifestyle throughout the year.

Here’s the complete list (click image to enlarge).

Need more support?

Brave Writer offers a 4-week Nature Journaling online class!

Nature journaling is a way of writing, drawing and reflecting through observations and art. Kids get to uncover countless mysteries and surprises as they interact with the wondrous world around them!The best part?

While your kids are grabbing their notebooks and sun hats, you know they are interacting with earth science, art, math and getting the benefits of physical education.

Nature Journaling

Boomerang Book Club: May 2020

Boomerang Book Club

The Boomerang Book Club (for teens) provides an online forum for students to freely discuss the novels they read at home. Homeschool students especially need the chance to talk about what they read—yet the busy mother-of-many doesn’t always have time to read those lengthy dense books, let alone discuss them in depth!

Let Brave Writer help. These book discussions are drawn from rich works of fiction that will easily fulfill the English credit requirement for literature for a year of high school.

Teenagers are invited to join our virtual book discussion club, conducted entirely online in the Brave Writer classroom.

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What we’re discussing in May: The Wednesday Wars, Gary D. Schmidt. Clarion Books Reprint Edition, 2009. 272 pages.

The Wednesday Wars, a Newbery Honor-winning novel, takes readers on a comical and often touching, trip through seventh grade in the late 1960s. Will Holling Hoodhood survive the trials of cream puffs, baseball heroes, enraged rats, and, unexpectedly, William Shakespeare and yellow tights? With the Vietnam war in the backdrop, Holling does his best to dig deep for the courage to face each challenge thrown his way. Along the way, he realizes motivation to move forward can come from people he never thought could help and places he never thought to look.

Purchase the novel here.

Boomerang Book Club

Arrow Book Club: May 2020

Arrow Book Club

Brave Writer’s Arrow Book Club (for ages 9-12) provides an online discussion space (asynchronous, bulletin board style) for students to learn to discuss literature using literary analysis vocabulary without the pressure of writing “essays.”

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What we’re reading in May: The Boy Who Saved Baseball, John H. Ritter. Puffin Books Reprint Edition, 2005. 224 pages.

A plucky, underdog of a team is going the distance—with a bit of unconventional help—to save their local ball field and maybe baseball itself! Not just for baseball fanatics, this story has something for just about everyone. Strong girls, funny boys, delightful character interactions, and cross-generational teamwork bring this story of community and friendship together in a way that will make you laugh, make you sigh, and maybe even make you shed a tear or two. You don’t have to have a household full of baseball fans to love this book. The characters drive the story—and they will stick with you long after the last inning.

Purchase the novel here.

Arrow Book Club

Webinar: Wrangling Research

Question: What does RESEARCH look like?

  1. Your teen embarking on a new hobby and devouring tutorials on YouTube
  2. Your budding naturalist learning all the types of birdsong in your neighborhood
  3. Your tween playing different versions of a song to find the one she likes best
  4. Your university student using an online encyclopedia or academic journal 
  5. Your three-year-old asking a ton of questions—why? why? why?


While we’ve come to think of research as something particularly grownup and laborious, kids naturally do research every day as they explore and learn about the world. 

They’re passionate about monster trucks, princesses, or insects. They want to know MORE.

As we grow older, this inquiry becomes more complex and formalized as our research is

  • evaluated,
  • recorded,
  • synthesized, and
  • shared.

Wrangling Research Webinar

Research doesn’t need to be intimidating! Join us for a webinar where we’ll show you how to wrangle research in your homeschool. 

Don’t miss our webinar (free for those taking Brave Writer classes this semester):

April 22, 2020 at 3 PM EDT on Wrangling Research.

How it works

  1. Sign up for a Brave Writer online class.
  2. Look for the webinar link inside your registration confirmation email.
  3. Register for the webinar and join us on April 22. Replays are available for those who register.

You’ll be so glad you made time for this one!

Brave Writer Online Writing Classes