Battle Cry! is a fun creative writing curriculum designed with active boys in mind! First, it’s all about battles, which are a natural attraction for boys. Second, it’s interspersed with activities that will get boys up and moving (while still working on their writing project) so they can be ACTIVE the way God designed them to be!
Battle Cry! by Jan May and New Millennium Girl Books takes students from the point of sketching out their characters and choosing their physical characteristics and personal qualities as well as their nicknames, skills, and more. It moves them through creating a strong setting, creating and building conflict, and helps them understand how to lead the character through an arc of growth and change.
There is also an opportunity to weave some history into this unit, as they boys can choose to set their character in an historic battle or create one entirely of their own imagining. Literary tools to enhance writing are incorporated like: onomatopoeia, show don’t tell, similes, and comic relief. This course can be used in one 60 minute lesson or two 30 minute lessons per week. It’s perfect for ages 8-12.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.