New this year: The Boomerang

I’m excited to announce the addition of another monthly language arts subscription program: The Boomerang. The Boomerang is intended to fill the gap between the Arrow and the Slingshot, targeting students in 7th-9th grades.

Here’s this year’s reading list:

August: Eragon (by, Christopher Paolini)
September: To be determined
October: Cry, the Beloved Country (by, Alan Paton)
November: To be determined
December: Holes (by, Louis Sachar)
January: Walk Two Moons (by, Sharon Creech)
February: The Master Puppeteer (by, Katherine Paterson)
March: The Red Badge of Courage (by, Steven Crane)
April: Watership Down (by, Richard Adams)
May: Ella Enchanted (by, Jane Levine)

In addition to the novels, the Boomerang will include questions that help your children to think more deeply about the themes of the books. I’ll show your young teens how to write what Peter Elbow calls “Think Pieces” (which act as precursors to essays later in high school).

Subscriptions start in August. You can sign up in July!

The new literature lists for 2006-2007 for the Arrow and the Slingshot are also up on the Brave Writer website here and here.

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