Teens are ready for plot twists, adventure, moral quandaries, history, and a wide variety of literary genres. Enter the Boomerang!
Our year-long program is delivered in 10 month-long lesson plans, released one month at a time.
2022-2023 book list:
August: Just Like That by Gary D. Schmidt
September: The Ruins of Gorlan (The Ranger's Apprentice, Book 1) by John Flanagan
October: The Shape of Thunder by Jasmine Warga
November: Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two by Joseph Bruchac
December: The Silence Between Us by Alison Gervais
January: The Odyssey: a graphic novel adaptation by Gareth Hinds
February: Angel of Greenwood by Randi Pink
March: Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
April: Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys
May: A Snake Falls to Earth by Darcie Little Badger
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 teen in the world of:
Each handbook contains:
Detailed notes to establish the context of the novel of the month (book not included)
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
Examination of grammar and punctuation
Additional notes that go beyond the passage
Nine "think piece" questions—for discussion and writing
Book club party ideas
Copywork passages on separate printable pages
Four-color design that looks gorgeous on tablets or printed at home
The Boomerang 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 teen's progress.
The Boomerang 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.