The People Could Fly

Virginia Hamilton • Theme 

The Arrow is the monthly digital product that features copywork and dictation passages from a specific read aloud novel (you purchase or obtain the novels yourself). It’s geared toward children ages 11–12 and is an indispensable tool for parents who want to teach language arts in a natural, literature-bathed context.

This guide contains the following features:

  • 4 Passages (one per week) for copywork/dictation
  • Notes about punctuation, spelling, vocabulary, and literary devices
  • 3 Grammar or Punctuation Spotlights 
  • Literary Device: Theme
  • Writing Activity: Target a Theme
  • 9 discussion questions
  • Book Club Party Ideas
  • 48 pages
  • Publication Date: February 2021

How does the Arrow fit into the Brave Writer complete language arts program? Learn more on our Getting Started page.

About the book

The well-known author retells 24 black American folk tales in sure storytelling voice: animal tales, supernatural tales, fanciful and cautionary tales, and slave tales of freedom. All are beautifully readable. With the added attraction of 40 wonderfully expressive paintings by the Dillons, this collection should be snapped up.—Amazon

Purchase the The People Could Fly folktale collection here.

Note: There is a picture book of the same title. This Arrow is based on the collection of folktales found at the link above.




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