Use of ideas from Brave Writer


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  • Kristen

    I really like the sounds of Brave Writer, specifically The Arrow, because it sounds to me like it gives instruction on how to better implement literary elements in my children’s writing.  (Language Arts is NOT my strong point.)  The only point I don’t care for is that it gives a new classic to read every month.  The reason I don’t care for that is 1. it often takes us longer to read a book because of my time constraints/workload (I work full time outside the home) and 2. What if I don’t like the book choice?  I want to be able to pick my own books.

    I guess what I want to know is if for those of you who have used brave writer is it worth the price or is there some sort of other curriculum that gives me the ideas/instruction I am looking for to use instead?


    At homeschool buyer’s co-op, I bought older editions of the Arrow for the books I wanted us to read or have read and if I liked the literary elements taught in it.  I think I had to buy 5 or 6 of them.  Some of the books are ones we had already read, so we could do the lesson without having to add in too many read alouds in our year.


    We also bought the back copies from the Homeschool Buyer’s Coop, for exactly the same reasons.

    Katrina in AK

    I think you could also slow down/stretch out the Arrow work, as well, to match reading the book over a longer period.  I haven’t gotten to them yet, but I am excited to work through some of them with my guys.

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