Why kids don’t like to write
- Their hand hurts from too much writing
- They can’t think of what to write about
- It’s difficult for kids to transfer their thoughts to paper
- The words they want to say are too hard to spell for young kids
- Writing takes too long
and the one that makes me cringe the most…
- Writing is boring
How Brave Write helps kids love to write
- literature and
- language arts
- oral interpretation
- writing projects
What this could look like
Partnership Writing is just the next step up and we are using it with Jack, our 4th grader who is 10. This is the stage where they are more comfortable with the writing process, but sometimes transferring their thoughts gets jumbled or they get stuck on things like spelling or coming up with the right vocabulary.
You are your child’s partner in this course. You write with your child to help give them the confidence they need to get to the next level of writing. I absolutely love how these programs focus so much more than on just the writing. I think this is where kids get bored–but Brave Writer makes things so fun, I don’t think my kids even remember we’re doing writing. We incorporate Poetry Teatimes, rich literature, movies, music, art, and so much more. Here’s a sampling of what your weekly schedule could look like with Partnership Writing:
The (CW JAR) on the schedule up there is such a great idea–have a jar full of great quotes, little poems, and whatever else your child would enjoy reading and have them copy those things!
How Brave Writer help Mom to love teaching writing
- This course literally teaches you how to teach writing. This is something I’ve never thought about before–the act of learning how to teach writing. The Writer’s Jungle is a must-have for helping you understand how to teach all levels of writing. I have read through, highlighted, and am reading through again just to get a grasp on my role in teaching writing.
- Combines subjects, making your life easier. You will cover literature, art, poetry, language arts, reading, and more. Anytime we can combine subjects, we save time, planning, and energy.
- Teaches to all types of learners. Whether your child connects well with audio, visual, or a hands-on approach, you can adapt this curriculum to suit your child’s needs. Or, do like I like to do, and combine lots of activities so all their senses are tapped into.
- This is an open-and-go style of curriculum. No workbooks or tons of prep-work.
- Tons of teacher support is provided. If you are having a hard time or need to ask questions, the folks at Brave Writer are always there for you. If you would like even more support, check out their online classes too!
I am so excited for writing with my kids this year. We’ve already politely set aside the original writing curriculum we’d planned on using to make room for Brave Writer. I can’t wait to see what my kids create.