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The Redesigned Quiver!

Quiver Redesign

Our Arrow Program has a younger sister: Quiver of Arrows. The Quiver was designed for kids in first and second grades—new readers, new handwriters. It includes the same content structure as the Arrow, but the passages are shorter and the grammar is woven into the discussion of each week’s passage.

The Quiver features what we call French-Style Dictation pages as well (the regular Arrow does not). We explain this unique dictation process in the Guidelines that come with every purchase of a Quiver Arrow.

We’re excited to share with you that we’ve redesigned our popular Quiver of Arrows product! It now matches the Arrow design and while we were at it, we decided to toss in the Book Club Party School ideas for each guide, too!

Here are the titles we feature in the Quiver program* (books not included):

*If you already purchased the Quiver from us, you will receive the updates as a courtesy from us at no extra expense.


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Big Book Giveaway: The Winners

Winners 2018-19 Arrow Boomerang books

We wanted you to have the books to go with your Arrow or Boomerang purchase so we held a BIG BOOK GIVEAWAY for the 2017-18 book collections!

Here are the 5 lucky winners:

  • Jasmine Brazill
  • Melissa Carey
  • Melissa Earl
  • Christine Gold
  • Erica Vermiglio

Congratulations! You’ll be contacted soon and your set of Arrow or Boomerang titles (your pick!) will be on its way to your home (international winners will receive a $100 Amazon gift card to buy the books).


The Arrow (3rd-6th) and the Boomerang (7th-10th) are Brave Writer’s language arts tools (digital magazines) that teach

  • grammar,
  • spelling,
  • punctuation,
  • and literary elements using living literature (a la Charlotte Mason)

They include

  • four passages for copywork and dictation,
  • parent-friendly notes to help you teach the mechanics of writing,
  • nine discussion questions,
  • and a sheet of themed-party suggestions.

Each issue publishes on the 1st of the month and will be available for download from a private folder on our Brave Writer Website.

One caveat: We are offering Arrow and Boomerang book clubs for ALL 20 titles (registration opens in July). If you decide you want your kids to be in our book discussion clubs, know that the issues of the Arrow and Boomerang are included for the price of the club.

The Big Reveal: Here are the 2018-19 Arrows and Boomerangs!

2018-19 Arrows and Boomerangs

2018-19 Arrows and Boomerangs

Plus, our Big Book Giveaway (scroll down)!

Big Book Giveaway

[UPDATED]

We wanted you to have the books to go with your Arrow or Boomerang purchase so we held a BIG BOOK GIVEAWAY for the 2018-19 book collections!

Here are the 5 lucky winners:

  • Jasmine Brazill
  • Melissa Carey
  • Melissa Earl
  • Christine Gold
  • Erica Vermiglio

Congratulations! You’ll be contacted soon and your set of Arrow or Boomerang titles (your pick!) will be on its way to your home (international winners will receive a $100 Amazon gift card to buy the books).


The Arrow and Boomerang year long programs are on sale for the month of June! Buy them now for the lowest price of the year!

The Arrow (3rd-6th) and The Boomerang (7th-10th) are our language arts tools (digital guides) that teach

  • grammar,
  • spelling,
  • punctuation,
  • and literary elements using living literature (a la Charlotte Mason).

We pick books for you to read that represent a diversity of perspectives and writing genres to expand the horizons of your young charges. From those books, we select four passages for copywork and dictation, paired with easy to understand notes written in a conversational and engaging style.

Each issue publishes on the 1st of the month and will be available for download from a private folder on our Brave Writer Website. Try it this year, and see the difference!

Both Arrow and Boomerang subscriptions are ON SALE until June 30, 2018!

$89.00 for all ten guides

ONE CAVEAT: We are offering Arrow and Boomerang book clubs for ALL 20 titles (registration opens July 30, 2018). If you decide you want your kids to be in our 2018-19 book discussion clubs, know that the Arrow and Boomerang guides are included for the price of the club.


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The Arrows

2018-19 Arrow Titles

Aug: Penderwicks at Last
Sep: Redwall
Oct: Mary Poppins
Nov: Journey to Jo’burg
Dec: Because of Winn Dixie
Jan: Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
Feb: Freedom Train
Mar: Harriet the Spy
Apr: By the Great Horn Spoon
May: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

PSST: Our single issue Penderwicks’ Arrow (A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy) is now ON SALE for half price until June 30, 2018. Just $4.95! Grab yours here.

Purchase Your Arrow Guides


The Boomerangs

2018-19 Boomerang Titles

Aug: Twisted Endings Short Stories*
Sep: Cry, the Beloved Country
Oct: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Nov: The Scarlet Pimpernel
Dec: A Christmas Carol
Jan: Sense and Sensibility
Feb: March: Book One
Mar: Wolf Hollow
Apr: Fahrenheit 451
May: The House on Mango Street

* the August Boomerang title is a collection of short stories sourced for free online.

We encourage you to review the books yourself to be certain that you are comfortable with the content before giving them to your children.

Purchase Your Boomerang Guides


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Happy Birthday, Jane Austen!

Happy Birthday Jane Austen SALE
In celebration of Jane Austen’s birthday (December 16th, 1775), the Boomerang based on her novel, Pride and Prejudice, is:

HALF PRICE till Sunday, Dec. 17 midnight ET ($5.95)!

OFFER HAS EXPIRED

Born on December 16th, 1775, Jane Austen has become one of the most enduring staples of English literature. Her works have inspired films, books, and flurries of essays and other analysis. But in her own lifetime, Jane Austen published her novels anonymously (some with the famous by line: “By a Lady”) and they brought her little fame or recognition.


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Published in 1813, Pride and Prejudice is arguably Austen’s most famous work and has been adapted (to screen and other mediums) numerous times. A romance novel and a social commentary, it follows its protagonist, Elizabeth Bennet, as she navigates English social restrictions, a complicated family, and of course the seemingly antagonistic attentions of a certain Mr. Darcy.

Austen’s novels are known for their critique of English society and commentary on the difficulties of women being dependent upon making good marriages for financial stability and happiness. Although her heroines live forever in the imaginations of her readership, very little is known of the woman herself. The details of Austen’s life remain murky due in part to family members destroying many of her letters. Only a handful survive to this day, making the interpretation of the life of Jane Austen somewhat difficult.

Most of what remains of Jane Austen is what we find in her novels; a sharp ironic wit, social critique, and unabashed romance for good measure. These qualities and so much more have ensured that Jane Austen’s novels are still avidly read to this day.

So, celebrate Jane Austen’s birthday and take advantage of this special offer today!

Also, if you’d like to buy a copy of the novel, it’s available through Amazon: Pride and Prejudice

Boomerang

This Boomerang is also part of the Early English Boomerang collection!

The Boomerang is a digital downloadable product that features copywork and dictation passages from a specific read aloud novel. It is geared toward 7th to 10th graders (ages 12—advanced, 13-15) and is the indispensable tool for Brave Writer parents who want to teach language arts in a natural, literature-bathed context.


DEEP DIVE into Jane Austen’s World

The Brave Writer Lifestyle in 2018

2018 Brave Writer Lifestyle Calendar

Our Holiday Shoppe is open and we’re selling this lovely Brave Writer Lifestyle Calendar. It is MORE than a calendar however.

Here’s the fun part:

Each month of the calendar features a beautiful illustration which celebrates an aspect of the Brave Writer Lifestyle. Each month of the year, I’m going to partner with you in implementing that aspect of the lifestyle!

We’ll post on the blog, on Instagram, and in the Homeschool Alliance about that month’s theme (like copywork or poetry teatime or nature journaling). We’ll provide you with resources and ideas to implement the BWL theme. And I’ll likely share about the theme on Facebook Live too.

2018 Brave Writer Lifestyle CalendarThen you can share about what you did in your family (on Instagram, in the Alliance, etc.). #2018BWL

The calendar will give you a place to record your activities, which child did what, and to make plans for field trips etc.

Consider this a starter-year-kit for making the Brave Writer Lifestyle a natural part of your homeschool experience!

Can’t wait to go on this adventure with you!


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