Navigating Early

Clare Vanderpool  • Story within a story

The Arrow is the monthly digital product that features copywork and dictation passages from a specific read aloud novel (you purchase or obtain the novels yourself). It’s geared toward children ages 8-11 and is an indispensable tool for parents who want to teach language arts in a natural, literature-bathed context.

This guide contains the following features:

  • 4 Passages (one per week) for copywork/dictation
  • Notes about punctuation, spelling, vocabulary, and literary elements
  • 3 Grammar lessons
  • 1 French-style dictation lesson
  • Literary element: Story within a story
  • Writing activity: Write your own story within a story
  • 26 pages
  • Original Publication Date: January 2014


About the book

When Jack Baker’s father sends him from his home in Kansas to attend a boys’ boarding school in Maine, Jack doesn’t know what to expect. Certainly not Early Auden, the strangest of boys. Early keeps to himself, reads the number pi as a story, and refuses to accept truths others take for granted. Jack, feeling lonely and out of place, connects with Early, and the two become friends.—Amazon

Purchase the Navigating Early novel here (affiliate link).



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