Sharon M. Draper • Hyperbolic Storytelling
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 device
Grammar or Punctuation Spotlights
- Cultural Context box
- Literary Device: Hyperbolic Storytelling
- Writing Activity: Tall Tales Time!
- 9 Discussion Questions
- Book Club Party ideas
- 47 pages
- Publication Date: February 2020
- Updated November 2021
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About the book
When the Ku Klux Klan’s unwelcome reappearance rattles Stella’s segregated southern town, bravery battles prejudice in this New York Times bestselling Depression-era “novel that soars” (The New York Times Book Review) that School Library Journal called “storytelling at its finest” in a starred review.
Stella lives in the segregated South—in Bumblebee, North Carolina, to be exact about it. Some stores she can go into. Some stores she can’t. Some folks are right pleasant. Others are a lot less so. To Stella, it sort of evens out, and heck, the Klan hasn’t bothered them for years. But one late night, later than she should ever be up, much less wandering around outside, Stella and her little brother see something they’re never supposed to see, something that is the first flicker of change to come, unwelcome change by any stretch of the imagination. As Stella’s community—her world—is upended, she decides to fight fire with fire. And she learns that ashes don’t necessarily signify an end.—Amazon
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