The Brave Writer material has been written and produced by a professional writer, editor and home-schooling mum and is designed to enhance the mother-child relationship, rather than build up the sort of stress, resentment and frustration evidenced by many other writing programs. 'What's on paper ought to be a fair and insightful representation of all that goes on in your kid's busy heads.'
As a teacher/tutor/writer and homeschooling mum/grandmother, this material reads well and ticks all the boxes. The focus of the Brave Writer material is less on writing format and structure but rather on the process of writing, establishing the voice of kids and helping parents foster an encouraging writing environment. Brave Writer 'supports and nurtures the homeschooling family in the areas of language arts and writing from grammar school until college with online courses and language arts programs.'
You'll find Home Study Courses (The Writer's Jungle, Help for High School, Jot It Down) with guidance to effectively teach your kids and provide practical tools and advice, with available ongoing help. Jot It Down is a digital download with practical step-by-step instructions of what to write not just how to write- a year-long language arts program and 10 monthly writing projects. Check out the sample here. Language Arts programs are also available that teach spelling, grammar and punctuation using classic literature. These are available as monthly downloads and are worth checking out here. There are also Online Classes that provide accountability and group interaction to help complete writing projects.
So.. how and where do you start? Well, check out the website and read more about this program and the many quality resources. But it also might be helpful to learn more about how you can develop an encouraging writing lifestyle that both you and your kids enjoy, and there are plenty of free resource ideas on the Brave Writer site. Check them out here.