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February 27, 2018

On a practical level, how to you put this into practice?

School kills the life of writing. They hate it; they resent it. Here’s what’s cool about what we do at Bravewriter. All writing is creative. You can’t write an essay without creative thought. We don’t start with o...

February 23, 2018

Free write

Just letting kids write with no rules is a great way to help them learn to express their thoughts on paper. Julie Bogart recommends this 8-day technique.

Day 1: Set a timer for 5 minutes. Everyone (parents or teachers too) writes until the timer goes off. Ther...

February 20, 2018

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Julie Bogart is the creator and owner and Bravewriter and loves writing, kids and parents. Bravewriter allows parents to be writing coaches to their kids.

Mom of 5, homeschooled her kids who are now grown, worked in the publishing field at the...

February 16, 2018

(Ideas from an interview with Brooke Romney)

1. Be an example of a reader.

When children see their parents reading for pleasure, it sends an important message to them, that this is how we want to spend our time. Reading can also lead to great discussions with our kids. I...

February 12, 2018

Brooke always wrote and made up stories, plays, etc. As she grew up, she was interested in reading and writing and majored in English. Words can change people’s perspective and the way they think. She realized how powerful words and thoughts can be when she wrote an es...

February 8, 2018

When teaching writing skills to students, it can be hard to get more out of them than short, choppy sentences. Sentence expansion will help to create interesting stories, help children to develop ideas, and realize what sentences need to include.

As parents and educator...

February 5, 2018

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Dr. Spivey is a native Californian, born in 1939, and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Professionally Dr. Spivey has been a dynamic, international presenter dedicated to helping teachers at all  grade levels  improve  the quality of stu...

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