The High School Writers Bundle is perfect for teens that are clicking along—able to draft without parental help. This stage coincides with puberty and the development of the "rhetorical imagination" (putting themselves in someone else's shoes, able to consider an issue from a variety of viewpoints).
These kids show competence in keyboarding, handwriting, spelling, and punctuation (with occasional errors, of course, but increasing control in these areas).
Help for High School is for teens…
✔ intending to go to college
✔ who’ve not yet learned to write an expository essay
Help for High School is a self-study program written for and to teens. The first half develops a teen's powers of argument. The second half teaches the expository essay. The processes used in the manual mirror how the essay is taught in college freshman composition classes.
Boomerang is for teens…
✔ reading and writing comfortably
✔ ready for novels with mature themes
✔ ready to engage in literary analysis
✔ ready for thoughtful discussion about literature
Boomerang lasts for an entire school year and includes ten month-long handbooks. Some novels in the Boomerang program introduce themes of social justice, dystopian societies, and morally complex characters.
We encourage you to review the books yourself to be certain that you are comfortable with the content before giving them to your teens.
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 bundle.
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