Looking for a fun way to keep your kids learning while they’re off school? Now through the end of April, get FREE homeschool lessons from Brave Writer!
Created by Cincinnatian Julie Bogart, Brave Writer is a writing and language arts program for families.
Bogart has provided a variety of resources (many free) that help parents support their children’s education during this time away from traditional school. These materials cover a variety of subjects, with a focus on writing. These ready-made lesson plans allow parents to create learning using materials that most families already have on hand, in a fun and meaningful way. And Bogart is offering many of these online lessons free of charge until the end of April.
“We understand that many parents have limited to no paid time off, so we want them to be able to provide parents with materials they can download and use through the end of April, without spending a dime.”
Bogart’s writing resources include:
- 100 Daily Writing Tips (Writing prompts for the whole family, 144 pages!)
- 7-Day Writing Blitz (One week of pure writing fun!)
- Friday Freewriting Prompts
Brave Writing’s ready-made lesson plans include:
- Mythical Creatures
- Soup’s On!
- Money in Hand: Coins and Bills
- Pi: Talking Circles
- Rube Goldberg: Chain Reactions
- Video Games
- Nature Nurture
The Master Classes, also taken from the Homeschool Alliance, offer webinars and readings to help parents create a healthy context for learning.
Julie’s book, A Gracious Space: Spring, is also available as a free download. These daily readings give parents much-needed support and encouragement. Included: 50 non-sectarian essays designed to comfort you when you run up against your limitations and to provide energy for learning at home.
The Brave Writer website also contains many additional educational offerings throughout March and April for ages 8 through high school, including writing and poetry classes for the entire family, high school essay prep and movie discussion clubs.
Families across America are now experiencing a sense of academic pressure and cabin fever due to the required confinement based on COVID-19. Couple this with the fact that parents whose children have been educated in traditional schools are suddenly and unexpectedly facing new challenges as their children have become “at-home schoolers” overnight. Use Brave Writer to keep your kids on track these next few weeks!