Customize your program to suit your family and needs! Each of the three programs can be purchased individually. Create your customized program using recommended resources below.
Growing Brave Writers
Growing Brave Writers is the essential training you need to be the effective writing coach your children deserve. While other programs focus on what to write, Growing Brave Writers teaches children how to write. End writer's block!
Growing Brave Writers
Put away the red pen! Most programs tell students what to write. We show them how to write.
Growing Brave Writers is the essential training you need to be the delightful writing coach your children deserve. End writer’s block!
Together, you and your kids will:
- play oral and writing games
- grow a rich vocabulary
- do research
- freewrite (unblocks your blocked writers)
- revise (brand new material)
- edit (two strategies your kids will embrace)
- polish fiction and nonfiction writing
Empower your kids to feel good about writing.
22 years, 100,000 students, 191 countries—we know what works!
This program works for a wide-range of children. Perfect for children who can read easily and handwrite comfortably.
Each chapter contains:
- A coaching guide for a writing practice
- A writing activity with detailed instructions
- A checklist for completion
- A sample written narrative of skills mastered
An appendix features:
- Writing samples for the activities
- Directions for how to use the program in co-ops and schools
- A planning model to apply to your calendar
Growing Brave Writers is a 200+ page black and white PDF file. It’s non-consumable, and works well with students of all ages (8–18). It’s designed to support a writer doing any kind of writing, including assignments in other programs or classes, for homeschooled and traditionally schooled students.
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The Arrow uses living literature to teach the mechanics of writing. Grammar, punctuation, and literary devices taught through powerful, engaging books! Comprehension questions and book club party ideas included!
The Arrow creates a love of reading and writing through literature!
Our year-long program is delivered in 10 month-long lesson plans, released one month at a time.
Each handbook is based on a novel and immerses your child in the world of:
- literary devices
- and book club parties
Find out why the Arrow has been the most popular writing program in Brave Writer history!
It's possible to learn grammar and literary devices naturally, in conversation, through playful activities. We show you how!
Our program uses copywork and dictation as the key tools to learn punctuation, spelling, and grammar naturally in context. We teach you four methods for applying those practices to literature and writing.
Each handbook contains:
Notes to go with a selected read aloud (book not provided)
Four passages taken from the novel for copywork and dictation, one per week
Easy-to-follow instructions to teach writing elements found in the passages
Playful grammar and punctuation activities that kids love
A simple, delightful writing exercise
Nine comprehension questions
Book club party ideas
Copywork passages on separate printable pages
Four-color design that looks gorgeous on tablets or printed at home
The Arrow program comes with guidelines to help you implement the practices of copywork and dictation, as well as a planning tool and a writing skills tracker to help you stay attuned to your child's progress.
The Arrow is delivered to your Brave Writer online account once per month on the 15th (starting in July). Each handbook is four-color, about 40-50 pages, is a non-consumable PDF, and can be used with multiple children (no need to purchase additional copies).
Find related books in the Brave Writer Book Shop:
Amari and the Great Game, Wildoak, It Ain't So Awful, Falafel, The Game of Silence, A Rover's Story, Honestly Elliott, Freewater, Peter Lee's Notes from the Field, Alias Anna
The Building Confidence program prepares junior high kids for high school writing. It provides 12 writing projects (one per month) that are engaging, fun, and academically sound. Guidance for oral reports, recitation, movies, poetry, nature study, writing fiction, and more included.
Want your Middle Schoolers to feel good about writing?
Building Confidence offers a slew of engaging writing projects that prepare kids for a life of self-expression and academic achievement.
Combine style with skill!
Your kids will:
- Indulge wild word play
- Design a dust jacket book review
- Report on a natural disaster
- Keep a diary as a historical figure
- Examine headlines for bias
- Learn the features of great fiction
- Discover the joy of writing poetry
- Write a semester length report and celebrate with a party
- ...and so much more!
Confidence and competence are around the corner!
Middle School is a great time to introduce academic writing skills.
You'll guide and coach your middlers in:
- conducting research
- citing sources
- letter writing
- book reviewing
Included in the Building Confidence program:
- Guidance for poetry recitation, word play, nature study, art appreciation, music, and movies
- Twelve month-long writing projects: reports, interviews, letters, poetry, fiction, advertisements, diaries, literary elements, book reviews and more
- A tool to plan the projects
- A tool to track the skills your child gains
- A sample schedule (routine) for how to incorporate these practices into your year
This program can easily last more than one year and can be adapted for families with children between the ages of 10 and 15. If your student is in high school but not yet a confident writer, start here. These projects lay the foundation for the Help for High School program skills.
Building Confidence is 160 pages in a four-color downloadable PDF file. Looks great on tablets and iPads, or can be printed. The product is non-consumable and can be used for multiple children at once. Each activity can be done more than one time with a fresh topic to practice the formats.