Jot It Down! 10 Month Writing Plan
You asked, and I listened.
- Writing projects designed by Brave Writer.
- Developmentally appropriate writing projects.
- Step-by-step instructions.
- A weekly and monthly plan.
Presenting: Jot It Down!
The Year-Long Language Arts Plan and
10 Monthly Writing Projects
(5-8 year olds)
The Jot It Down! Program is the third component of your family’s writing and language arts instruction for 5-8 year olds. It gives you the practical, step-by-step implementation of what to write, not just how to write.
The three together create a stable three-legged stool from which you will confidently perch as you lead your children into the adventure of writing and literature, both philosophically and practically.
Here’s how it works.
The Writer’s Jungle provides you with the essential tools that enable you to be an effective writing coach and ally to your kids. It’s the must have tool for teaching the writing process (original writing). Buy this first.
Jot It Down! is the product that gives you a practical routine (think, schedule ala Brave Writer) and 10 month-long writing projects (assignments). Buy this next!
The Jot It Down! program completes your language arts and writing program for the coming year.
Jot It Down! has three parts:
- Language Arts Routine
- Oral Practices
- Writing Program (10 Month-long Writing Projects)
Writing Projects are based on the Brave Writer philosophy:
- less is more,
- one project per month,
- projects are flexible and able to be used repeatedly and for more than one age/grade level.
In fact, you can easily use these projects with older kids, too. Older children will simply do more of their own “transcription” work than their younger siblings. The projects are immersive and develop skills students need for academic writing down the road.
Download the sample on the right (there’s a download button in the sidebar) to see pages from each section. Each writing project includes step by step instructions on subsequent pages.
Click here for a quick look at the Table of Contents.
What kind of product is it?
The Jot It Down! program is:
- an 80 page
- four-color product
- that you will download to your computer.
It can be viewed as a PDF on your iPad, desktop, laptop, or any other device that supports PDF. You may also print the program on a home printer or at a print shop. A letter of permission to print is included in every purchase. (Looks gorgeous on the iPad.)
You may purchase Jot It Down on its own, particularly if you already own The Writer’s Jungle.
You may prefer to start with Jot It Down and purchase The Writer’s Jungle later, since these are young kids you are working with.
Your best bet, though, is to buy one of the packages. We keep the price of Jot It Down lower when you buy it in tandem with The Writer’s Jungle. My hope is that you will not skip the essential skills needed to encourage good writing in your family that are in The Writer’s Jungle.
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Back to School Special
Jot It Down! (digital)
Reduced price of $39.95.
(Regular price= $49.95) Immediate delivery via digital download.
Jot It Down! (digital) + The Writer’s Jungle (digital edition)
JID + WJ for: $99.00 (regular price = $119.00)
Immediate delivery of the digital downloads via email.
Super Jumbo Diamond Packages
Jot It Down! (digital) + The Writer’s Jungle (digital edition) + Language Arts (The Wand or The Arrow)
You decide which language arts you’d like. The Arrow and Wand programs will be 2012-2013 products (10 issues each).
All three together=
Important delivery information
If you purchase a Super Jumbo Diamond Package, all digital products in any of these packages will be emailed to you within 48 hours of your purchase.
Paying by check:
We do take checks.
Make checks payable to:
Brave Writer LLC
7723 Tyler’s Place Ste. 165
West Chester, OH 45069
- your email address
- your phone number
- your mailing address
- the elements of the package you want
Brave Writer has embarked on a brand new category of products: Language Arts Plans combined with 10 Monthly Writing Projects.
- Jot It Down! (K-1st)
- Partnership Writing (2nd-3rd)
- Faltering Ownership (4th-6th)
- Transition to Ownership (7th-8th)
- The Great Conversation Vol. 1 (9th-10th)
- The Great Conversation Vol. 2 (11th - 12th)
Each one is designed for a specific developmental stage of growth in writing (Chapter 14 of The Writer’s Jungle). Remember that the grade levels above are approximate and that there is considerable overlap between the early tools, especially. Future release dates are unknown, at this time.
Jot It Down! is the first in the series, now published. We hope you’ll try it out, send us feedback, and share it with your friends!