Covers the essentials in grammar and punctuation, and introduces literary analysis!
Even if you’ve never analyzed literature before...
We’ve got you—and your teens—covered!
A weekly passage selected from the novel for copywork and dictation
Friendly discussion of the writing elements found in the passages
Grammar and punctuation explained in context
Background details about the novel explored
Insight into literary devices
Nine comprehension questions
2–3 pages of book club ideas
Find single issues of the Boomerang here.
Check out the Boomerang Book Club for students interested in online class discussion!
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August: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (Young Readers Edition) (William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer)
September: The Beast Player (Nahoko Uehashi, translated by Cathy Hirano)
October: Bamboo People (Mitali Perkins)
November: The Sea in Winter (Christine Day)
December: Great American Short Stories (Dover Thrift Editions) (edited by Paul Negri)
January: The Barren Grounds (David A. Robertson)
February: Hidden Figures (Young Readers Edition) (Margot Lee Shetterly)
March: Dragon Hoops (Gene Luen Yang)
April: Jazz Owls: A Novel of the Zoot Suit Riots (Margarita Engle)
May: Fever 1793 (Laurie Halse Anderson)
Books are not included with purchase of the Boomerang.
We encourage you to review the books yourself to be certain that you are comfortable with the content before giving them to your teens.
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Age: ages 13–14 (freshmen and sophomores in high school)
Format: PDF files. Permission to print is included.
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Download a sample here.
The Boomerang is a program of ten month-long handbooks that pairs with engaging literature for high school.
Each one teaches:
Copywork and dictation
Spelling and vocabulary
Background information for the novel
Golden Lines prompt
Book club ideas
Each Boomerang is a digital PDF file that includes four weeks of instruction
New Boomerangs 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 Boomerang Guidelines (once) and the new Boomerang each month
Print or read on your device
Your purchase includes all ten Boomerangs, which will publish one per month and stay in the folder (August 2021- May 2022).
Boomerang is one part of Brave Writer’s two-part writing and language arts program:
Boomerang teaches writing mechanics and literature