Brave Writer

Our Brave Writer Lifestyle, Teatime and Freewriting

We began implementing the Brave Writer poetry teatime and freewriting elements into our homeschool three years ago. Click to read about how it all began.

This is the final post in a series from my former blog, originally published in 2013.  The first two posts recorded my discovery of Brave Writer and our plan for implementation. This third and final post records the beginning of Freewriting and Teatime in our home.  We still implement a Brave Writer lifestyle in our homeschool …

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The One and Only Ivan: Learning Ideas

(This post contains affiliate links.  Read the full disclosure here.) Meet Ivan.  The One and Only Ivan.  The Mighty Silverback of Exit 8.  Whose tiny domain existed in a mall for 27 years. His story is told in Katherine Applegate’s engaging book, “The One and Only Ivan.” Of course, Ivan isn’t just a character in her book.  He …

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Giveaway: The Writers Jungle – ENDS SEPTEMBER 2, 2016

{The following giveaway post contains affiliate links.  Thanks for your support of Not Before 7.} Once upon a time there was a homeschool mom who had not one but two copies of The Writers Jungle by Julie Bogart of Brave Writer. Two binders.  Two fully printed copies of this incredible resource to equip homeschooling parents to teach …

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Innovative Homeschooling: Let’s Talk Literature

Update your homeschool literature list. Find ideas and titles to bring some innovative ideas to your literature selections.

Homeschooling parents love literature lists. love. love. love. Quality literature is an important part of our homeschools.  Historical fiction.  Classics. Biographies. Non-fiction. The list goes on. and on. and on. Till we finally narrow down the titles we will attack for the school year. Want to listen to this post instead? And as we sift through …

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