Tales to Tantalize!

In Story Switcheroo, your family will explore mixed-up lands galore! Find a rich soil planted with assorted fairy tales that will inspire your kids to write their own.

  • What if Goldilocks's porridge had magical qualities like Jack's beans?
  • What if she had stumbled across the homes of the three pigs instead of the three bears?

Join us on a whimsical journey as we mold and reshape favorite fairy tales, combining story elements, lighthearted writing exercises, and imaginative play to introduce your child to a whole new magical world—of writing!

Class Overview

Made With You in Mind

This class provides a comprehensive introduction to the acclaimed Brave Writer® method, tailored to fit your family's unique needs. For one low price, embark on a learning experience and bonding opportunity for your whole family! Our course includes:

  • Literary exploration and age-appropriate writing activities using our gentle and flexible framework
  • Connection to principles introduced in Growing Brave Writers and the Jot It Down! curriculum, proven to lead your young scholars to writing success
  • Coaching in our writing practices, including "jotting it down" and the art of freewriting
  • Personalized guidance from a seasoned writing coach dedicated to nurturing your child's writing growth for an entire month

Experience unbeatable value that's perfect for multiple ages and stages, especially catering to the needs of elementary school students. Join us today and witness the transformation in your family's literary journey. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to elevate your children's writing skills while strengthening family bonds.

What's a Family Class?

Story Switcheroo is what we call a "Family Class." Your children are enrolled in the class and will be the ones doing the activities. The adult at home interacts with the instructor directly in the classroom, posting student writing and asking questions on how best to facilitate writing. We'll guide you on how to partner with your particular writers and grow your skills as a writing coach!

Grab Your Favorite Tales!

Families in this class will need to be stocked with an assortment of fairy tales to read. You can use books you have on hand or pick up an anthology at your local library or bookstore. Feel free to follow what delights you and your kids since we will become good friends with these themes and characters over the month!

Here are some suggestions if you are looking for a place to start:

Please keep in mind that fairy tales can vary from slightly dark to positively jolly, so it’s up to you to select the most appropriate volumes for your kids.

Week by Week

Week One

Choose a variety of fairy tales to read as you uncover common patterns, plotlines, and literary devices. Activities include oral retelling, word play, and a treasure hunt for fairy tale themes.

Week Two

Dive deeper into the three main parts of a story: character, setting, and plot. Your children choose hands-on activities to bring character development and setting to life. 

Week Three

This week students take these stories out of their original contexts and try out new story variations. Think twisted fairy tales!

Week Four

In our last week, children take knowledge of the essence of fairy tales as well as specific characters and events and use that know-how to create a portfolio-worthy story of their own.

Registration Details

Join Us!

$149 per family
Recommended Ages:

5 - 8

Class Size:
25 Families
Class Length:
4 weeks
Class Type:
  • Early Elementary
  • Family

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Word on the Street

I highly recommend for those in the 'Jot It Down' phase. The class has more depth and richness than you can anticipate.


They are so sad that our class is over!


So much freedom and yet a great amount of structure. It was all so much fun, my girls are so sure they've not been doing any school.


This class did not disappoint. It really set me up to have a picture for how to work through the rest of Jot It Down.


More Information

Sample class login

Want to see how our classroom works? Test drive a sample class complete with real class readings, assignments, and instructor comments!

Follow these instructions:

  1. Navigate to class.bravewriter.com. If you are a current student, you’ll need to log out in the upper right corner before proceeding.
  2. Log in using these credentials:
    Username: [email protected]
    Password: Brave1
  3. Next, you will land on our Family Dashboard. You'll find a Parent icon and a Student icon to represent classes where the parent or the student is the primary participant. Click on Parent to view parent participation classes. To find classes with direct student-instructor interaction, click on Student.
  4. Click on the class name of interest and start reading posts!
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