Brave Writer

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  • MamaWebb
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    Has anyone here made good use of  Brave Writer?  I have heard some good things, and I am researching it further.  Any input? We are CM leaning -relaxed schoolers, with a focus on real life learning.  I like that I hear Brave Writer is more of a relationship based life learning lifestyle. Wondering how this works or looks for you, if you use it.   TIA, Amy

    Tristan
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    MamaWebb, I posted a reply but I think it is caught in the spam trap as it had links.  I notified the SCM team so it should appear here sometime soon.  I hope it is helpful!

    MamaWebb
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    thanks!  i look forward to your reply!

    Tristan
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    We use it and enjoy it!  I’ve blogged various times about it so how about I link a few posts here instead of typing it out, then you are welcome to ask me any questions you want. 🙂

    Teaching Writing in Our Homeschool With BraveWriter

    A Writing Project from Start to Finish with BraveWriter

    Most of Writing is about Relationship – What I learned at a Brave Writer Seminar

    The Poetry Teatime Where I Break Most of the Rules

    Getting Young Students Writing (this just published this week answering someone else’s question.)

    HSMAMA
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    I’m a huge BW fan! We have been doing activities BW style all year and I’ve seen a huge shift in my kids writing ability. My middle is a natural writer, and BW really appeals to her. My oldest has a tougher time putting her words together. We used BW and EiW with her and it’s been an awesome fit. EiW gives her the structure she needs and BW helps her be creative. Can’t say enough good things about it!

    vidaljl8
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    Tristan, I tried following your links, but none of them worked!  Do you have them somewhere else?  Thank you!

    Tristan
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    Sorry about that!  I shared those last April and closed my blog in June.  Feel free to ask questions, we still love Brave Writer.

    jessica2002
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    I’m considering using it…what do you actually need?  I have some of the guides to literature.  Is there anything else in order to use this program?

    Tristan
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    So there are a few ways to do it, depending on you, your kids ages, and what CM things you already do (copywork, etc).

    For just writing projects ready to go you would choose one of the leveled books (Jot it Down, Partnership Writing, Faltering Ownership).  If you want to dive into the theory and create your own projects you can just use The Writer’s Jungle, but I like the project books.

    In Brave Writer she talks about having a learning lifestyle that includes reading great books, doing copywork, having poetry teatime, nature journaling, Friday freewrites, art appreciation, etc.  You don’t need specific products for this but she does offer some literature guides that include copywork and such.  I don’t use those generally.

    Her website is full of information on the Brave Writer Lifestyle, as she calls it, if you follow links from here: http://www.bravewriter.com/program#4

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