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    Here's a post for The Tale of Despereaux resources, would love to hear more ideas! http://scikid3.blogspot.com/2012/01/...resources.html

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    Brave Writer has a lesson for Despereaux.

    http://www.bravewriter.com/program/l...blished-issues

    4 lessons that have dictation exercises for the book and discusses certain literary elements. At the end, there will be a writing assignment. You can purchase this one by itself - you don't have to buy the entire Brave Writer package.
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    Thanks! How do you like BraveWriter? Does it work for your 7 1/2 yr old? My son HATES writing.
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    You should come to the conference in Richmond in March - the original author of the Bravewriter curriculum will be there!
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    I haven't used Brave Writer with my youngest but I did use it all last year and for the first half of this year with my oldest daughter. It definitely was a good start for us. My daughter is an avid reader and loved nearly all of the books that she read. We started using First Language Lessons and Writing with Ease for both of my girls this year. They are much more comprehensive for a total Language Arts program. We found that using Brave Writer with those two programs was overload. I'll still go to Brave Writer for book recommendations and may use it with my youngest next year to help her start reading more diverse and long books.

    I really liked the "teacher manual" for Brave Writer. It helped me get my head around how to teach writing. But I felt I still need other tools to make our approach complete. I would love to listen to Julie Bogart speak but Richmond is too far away for me. :-(
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    Its only about an hour, maybe two? for Steph!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbmamaz View Post
    You should come to the conference in Richmond in March - the original author of the Bravewriter curriculum will be there!
    Now we're totally on a tangent, but I so want to come to that conference. I might register even though that would be an insane thing to do, as I'll have been back in the country for 2 days at that point. But on the bright side, I could easily leave the kids at home since I suspect all they'll want to do all day is watch TV and eat American food at that point and they probably won't be a burden on poor dh, who will have to sleep because he has to work that night.
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    Oooh, so you WONT actually be in Africa?! That would be cool! I feel like i'm going to be at either ms bravewriter's talk or zaccarro's talk pretty much every session. I wish i could offer a place to crash, but we dont have a spare room and we are rather antisocail. esp dh.
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    I would just come for the day anyway. It's not that far. I guess that means I'd have to miss the nighttime parties. Oh well.
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    I havent been to a nighttime party yet . . . but if Orion wants to play his sax at the talent show, i might let him go. I also am considering skipping the last time slot and coming home ealry, so I might have energy for the second night thing - which they didnt do last year, but did the year before, I think. I also just saw that the horrible history guy is looking for someone to set up a table for him in exchange for free books, and he's ok with you leaving the table unattended, as all the payments are honor system anyways. Which is really tempting. But i couldnt leave early, then.

    its about 20 minutes from my house.
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