The Boomerang is a monthly digital downloadable product that features copywork and dictation passages from a specific novel. It is geared toward young teens ages 13-14 and is the indispensable tool for Brave Writer parents who want to teach language arts in a natural, literature-bathed context.
This guide contains the following features:
How does the Boomerang fit into the Brave Writer complete language arts program? Learn more on our Getting Started page.
About the book
Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant-in the blink of an eye-that actually aren't as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? Why do some people follow their instincts and win, while others end up stumbling into error? How do our brains really work-in the office, in the classroom, in the kitchen, and in the bedroom? And why are the best decisions often those that are impossible to explain to others?
In Blink we meet the psychologist who has learned to predict whether a marriage will last, based on a few minutes of observing a couple; the tennis coach who knows when a player will double-fault before the racket even makes contact with the ball; the antiquities experts who recognize a fake at a glance. Here, too, are great failures of "blink": the election of Warren Harding; "New Coke"; and the shooting of Amadou Diallo by police.
Blink reveals that great decision makers aren't those who process the most information or spend the most time deliberating, but those who have perfected the art of "thin-slicing"-filtering the very few factors that matter from an overwhelming number of variables.—Amazon
Purchase the Blink novel here.
Book Content Note: Please note that this book contains mature language and themes. It also has problematic content related to neurodivergent individuals. We have noted the content in the Boomerang, but please preread the book, especially Chapter 6, and read the Beyond the Passage note on page 27 of the Boomerang.
Alternatively, you may opt to skip Chapter 6 altogether.
This month's book selection is from the year-long Boomerang program.