Meet: Arrow

Language arts for growing readers and writers!

Covers the essentials in grammar, punctuation, and spelling!

Even if you’ve never done copywork and dictation practice before . . .

We’ve got you—and your middlers—covered!


  • A weekly passage selected from the novel for copywork and dictation

  • Easy-to-follow instructions to teach writing elements found in the passages

  • Playful grammar and punctuation activities that kids love

  • One simple writing exercise

  • Nine comprehension questions

  • 2–3 pages of book club party ideas

The Arrow appears in our Growing Writers Bundle and our Middle School Writers Bundle.

Find single issues of the Arrow here.

Check out the Arrow Book Club for students interested in online class discussion.

All purchases of digital products are FINAL. No refunds.

  • 2021-2022

    August: Amari and the Night Brothers (B. B. Alston)
    September: Leon Garfield's Shakespeare Stories (Leon Garfield)
    October: Before the Ever After (Jacqueline Woodson)
    November: Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids (edited by Cynthia Leitich Smith)
    December: The Lion of Mars (Jennifer L. Holm)
    January: Front Desk (Kelly Yang)
    February: Becoming Muhammad Ali (James Patterson & Kwame Alexander)
    March: The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden (Karina Yan Glaser)
    April: Show Me a Sign (Ann Clare LeZotte)
    May: Midsummer’s Mayhem (Rajani LaRocca)

    Books are not included with purchase of the Arrow.

    Be sure to preview the books to ensure that you are comfortable with the content for your children.

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  • Age: ages 11-12

    Format: PDF files. Permission to print is included.
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    Download a sample here.

  • What is the Arrow?

    The Arrow is a program of ten month-long handbooks that pair with delightful read alouds.

    Each one teaches:

    • Copywork and dictation

    • Punctuation

    • Grammar

    • Spelling

    • Literary devices

    • Creative writing

    • Background information for the novel

    • Reading comprehension

    • Book club ideas

    Product Delivery

    • Each Arrow is a digital PDF file that includes four weeks of instruction

    • New Arrows are uploaded to a private folder on the first of each month

    • Login information is sent to the email address you provide at checkout

    • Login and download the Arrow Guidelines (once) and the new Arrow each month

    • Print or read on your device

    • Your purchase includes all ten Arrows, which will publish one per month (August 2021–May 2022) and stay in the folder through 2023

    Complete Program

    Arrow is one part of Brave Writer’s three-part writing and language arts program:

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