The Slingshot guides teens in literary analysis of classic and modern literature.

Even if your teen has never analyzed literature before. . . We’ve got you—and your college-bound teens—covered! 

Our year-long program is delivered in five month-long lesson plans. Enjoy them in any order. All five are available now. 

Each handbook is based on a novel and immerses your teen in the world of:

  • literary analysis
  • historical context
  • grammar
  • punctuation
  • and book club parties

Each handbook contains:

  • Detailed notes to establish the context of the novel (book not included)

  • Four passages taken from the novel for copywork and dictation

  • 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 Slingshot 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.

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).

Book List:

Books are not included with purchase of the Slingshot.

We encourage you to review the books yourself to be certain that you are comfortable with the content before giving them to your teens.

The Slingshot appears in our College Prep Writers Bundle.

Find single issues of the Slingshot here.

Want a print copy? Go to the front of the line at the Homeschool Printing Company with a special Brave Writer offer. Order here

All products are digital and downloadable. All sales are FINAL. No refunds.

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