Teach Creative Writing with Bardsy Homeschool

If you are not a writer yourself, you may be concerned about how you will Teach Creative Writing in your homeschool. Read on to find out about a tool that might just resolve that concern for you!

Teach Creative Writing with Bardsy Homeschool

Bardsy Homeschool is a one stop shop to teach creative writing in your homeschool.

{Disclaimer: I received free access to Bardsy Homeschool and was compensated for my time in writing this review.  All views are my own and I was not required to write a positive review. Please see my full Disclosure Policy for more details.}

Bardsy Homeschool uses interactive tools and courses as well as guidance from professional writer-educators to help unlock the writing potential in your child.

For only $8.99 month you can have access to all Bardsy Homeschool writing tools, video courses, & lesson plans. Cancel anytime – No Problem!

Why Creative Writing Matters

Writing isn’t extra-curricular, it’s trans – curricular.

  • It fosters observation, flexibility and persistence.
  • Writing supercharges your child’s ability to absorb, process, retain and retrieve information across disciplines.
  • Your child’s math and science scores will reflect improved pattern recognition, construction and extension skills.
  • Just fifteen minutes of writing a day makes an impact on your child’s health: whether they’re experiencing stress or suffering from trauma. Creative writing offers them a healthy way to process their emotions, which is productive for their growth

Get Started with Bardsy Homeschool’s Storywheel

The Storywheel includes the 5 basics elements every story needs:

  • characters
  • world
  • conflict
  • plot
  • theme

The Storywheel helps kids understand that you can start anywhere! Got any idea for a character? Start there! Need a suggestion for a theme? Spin the wheel and get some ideas!

The Storywheel gives your students ideas to help them get started, or fill in the gaps they are missing! Once they have “traveled” around the wheel they will have the elements they need to build a great story!

Let Prospero Help You Teach Creative Writing

Prospero is the silver bullet in this program! Prospero is an AI (artificial intelligence) writing coach! I was blown away by the number of options for worksheets, and how well it saves and allows your child to organize them!

Prospero Saves All Work

Prospero easily saves all your student’s work in one place and turns it into building blocks. They type right in the worksheet and Prospero saves it for them.

Let me say that again PROSPERO SAVES YOUR CHIILD’s WORK!! That means no missing papers! No lost thoughts! They type, Prospero saves!

Later they can move them around to create a framework for their story. They can add, delete, change and rearrange as much as they want. Then, in go the story elements and out comes everything they need to make a first draft!

Prospero In Action

To begin with Prospero you start with a working title.

Then Prospero offers up a plethora of worksheets across the 5 Storywheel categories that will help the student develop each of those 5 important pieces.

The student works in their own timeframe filling out and organizing all the worksheets.

Once they’ve completed their worksheets they can move them around to create and organized flow, and simple click an arrow to pop them into a rough draft format.

Having to only type things once and then being able to simply click arrows and drag and drop things around is wonderful for kids who get frustrated having to write outlines, rough draft after rough draft, and then the final paper.

No Printer Needed!

Bardsy Homeschool can be a totally digital program! Your student can type all of their work right into Prospero, edit, move and delete pages and more! For someone like me whose printer recently bit the dust, this is an awesome feature!

Don’t want to be totally digital? That’s fine too! You can also print all the Bardsy Homeschool Worksheets for your student to work with pen and paper.

Video Courses

Do you think your student needs more structure? Then the video courses may be your way to get started!

Award-winning author Celeste Davidson teaches via bite-sized video lessons (under 10 minutes)!

There are 3 course tracks you can follow:

  • Writing Warmup – For beginners. Get going by retelling a classic story.
  • Better Storytelling – A deep dive into essential story elements and their assembly.
  • Story Talk – Learn to read and critique stories.

Free Downloadable Character Creation Kit!

Get Bardsy Homeschool’s Super Character Creation Kit for free when you  subscribe to get Bardsy Homeschool E-mails.

This comprehensive kit includes:

  • Create a Super Character Lesson Plan and Activity
  • Bardsy’s Super Character Video Course – Part 1
  • Three Extensive Character Building Templates
  • Everything You Need To Get Creative And Get Writing!

Bardsy Homeschool believes that creative writing supercharges every academic skill.

The Bardsy Homeschool Method breaks storytelling down into two complementary steps: develop and assemble. This method is woven into Bardsy Homeschool tools to minimize struggle and make writing accessible and fun.

Now, you can see this method in action with their online Super Character Creation Kit! 

Download Bardsy’s Homeschool Super Character Kit and get started on your story today!