Foundations in Writing
is open now.
How Classes Work
Brave Writer’s Online Classroom
October 1 - November 9, 2012
$229.00 per family
(All ages welcome)
Foundations in Writing covers all the language arts practices you wonder about: handwriting, punctuation, grammar, literary style, spelling, vocabulary development, and reading. If you want answers to those pesky language arts questions, you’ll find them in this course.
- Do I need workbooks for language arts?
- How do I use a natural language arts approach?
- Are spelling tests necessary?
- How much copywork is the right amount to assign?
- Do vocabulary lists work?
- How much grammar does my child need each year?
- What teaches a child to punctuate accurately in her own writing?
- How does reading help growth in writing?
- How much help should I give my child?
- Should my child spend energy learning to handwrite or keyboard? Or both?
- What do I do if my child hates dictation?
- What if my child has a learning disability? Is there specific help for him/her?
Rita Cevasco M.A., Brave Writer instructor and professional language and reading pathologist, applies the Brave Writer philosophy to her therapeutic strategies for enhancing natural language arts practices to make them the most effective tools for teaching writing mechanics that you’ll find. This course will feature copywork and dictation as the primary tools, but will explore them in previously untapped depths.
I promise you: you’ll never think about copywork and dictation in the same ways again! You’ll finally grasp why these practices are the essential keys to developing your young writers into competent transcribers, without the tedium of workbooks and spelling tests. Truly, this is a course you don’t want to miss!
Furthermore, children who struggle with language processing disorders, such as:
- visual tracking problems
- phonemic awareness issues
- auditory processing issues
- ADD and ADHD
- partial deafness
- speech impediments
- Asperger’s syndrome
- and more
are especially encouraged to take this class. Rita’s expertise makes her an invaluable resource for the mom wanting to guide her language impaired student. Rita will help you tailor the exercises and tasks to fit your special needs children so that your kids will grow incrementally, according to their abilities. Brave Writer is alone in the homeschooling market in offering a course of this kind of depth and expert aid. Take advantage of it! (Rita told me she loves working with homeschooling mothers because you are so willing and able to follow through on the therapies. Imagine how much money you’ll save not hiring a private tutor, when you can learn how to do the therapies yourself in one six week class!)
Included: We provide you with issues of the Arrow and/or Boomerang as well as visual examples of how the processes work for other families.
If you’re scratching your head about how to make language arts a rich, satisfying, natural experience for all of your kids and want to ditch the workbooks forever, don’t miss this class! It’s designed just for you.
Not only that, we offer this course as a “family class” which means you pay one fee for all of your kids!