Made With You in Mind
We start by exploring the essential themes in a traditional Greek myth, then students have a chance to create their own!
Greek myths are a fantastic entry point to writing because
- Myths come pre-loaded with fun, outlandish possibilities
- Familiar characters and settings provide helpful scaffolding
- This genre is naturally appealing to this age group
- Anything goes in the land of the Gods!
Here’s what a lot of parents don’t realize: fiction writing feeds directly into academic writing. Students will:
- Work directly with a Brave Writer® instructor
- Learn to consider guidelines related to format
- Seek relevant information through research
- Practice novel approaches to generating writing
- Make connections between ideas
- Experience invention, research, drafting, revising, and sharing
They will need each of those skills in high school and college. By Zeus, the transfer of skills is everywhere!
Make BOTH of you happy by learning through something your kids love!
Grab some myths!
Students will read selected myths from D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths (purchase or borrow your own copy) and then will be guided to identify the key literary elements common to these compelling stories.
At Brave Writer®, we read a range of books that address a wide variety of perspectives and include time-bound references. Please be aware that you may experience strong reactions to what you read. By using literature as a teaching tool to foster understanding and growth, we have the opportunity to discuss these evolving ideologies.
We encourage you to pre-read books to determine their appropriateness for your family and to prepare to have discussions on these topics with your students as they participate in the class.