The Arrow creates a love of reading and writing through literature!
Our year-long program is delivered in 10 month-long lesson plans, released one month at a time.
2022-2023 book list:
August: Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk
September: Red, White, and Whole by Rajani LaRocca
October: Loyalty by Avi
November: Sisters of Neversea by Cynthia Leitich Smith
December: A Place to Hang the Moon by Kate Albus
January: The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera
February: Finding Langston by Lesa Cline-Ransome
March: A Kind of Spark by Elle McNicoll
April: Once Upon an Eid: Stories of Hope and Joy edited by S. K. Ali and Aisha Saeed
May: Page and Co.: The Bookwanderers by Anna James
Find links to purchase the books under the "2022-2023 Programs" tab on the Literature Singles spreadsheet.
Each handbook is based on a novel and immerses your child in the world of:
Find out why the Arrow has been the most popular writing program in Brave Writer history!
It's possible to learn grammar and literary devices naturally, in conversation, through playful activities. We show you how!
Our program uses copywork and dictation as the key tools to learn punctuation, spelling, and grammar naturally in context. We teach you four methods for applying those practices to literature and writing.
Each handbook contains:
Notes to go with a selected read aloud (book not provided)
Four passages taken from the novel for copywork and dictation, one per week
Easy-to-follow instructions to teach writing elements found in the passages
Playful grammar and punctuation activities that kids love
A simple, delightful writing exercise
Nine comprehension questions
Book club party ideas
Copywork passages on separate printable pages
Four-color design that looks gorgeous on tablets or printed at home
The Arrow program comes with guidelines to help you implement the practices of copywork and dictation, as well as a planning tool and a writing skills tracker to help you stay attuned to your child's progress.
The Arrow is delivered to your Brave Writer online account once per month on the 15th (starting in July). Each handbook is four-color, about 40-50 pages, is a non-consumable PDF, and can be used with multiple children (no need to purchase additional copies).
Want a print copy? Go to the front of the line at the Homeschool Printing Company with a special Brave Writer offer. Order here. (They will begin printing and shipping July 15th.)
All purchases of digital products are FINAL. No refunds.