The Red Pencil*

Andrea Davis Pinkney • Free Verse

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 8-11 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 elements
  • 3 Grammar lessons
  • Literary element: Free verse
  • Writing activity: Free verse
  • 9 discussion questions
  • Book Club Party ideas
  • 38 pages
  • Original Publication Date: April 2018

About the book

The powerful story of one girl's triumphant journey, inspired by true tales of life in Sudan. Life in Amira's peaceful Sudanese village is shattered when Janjaweed attackers arrive, unleashing unspeakable horrors. After losing nearly everything, Amira needs to find the strength to make the long journey on foot to safety at a refugee camp. She begins to lose hope, until the gift of a simple red pencil opens her mind -- and all kinds of possibilities.—Amazon

Purchase The Red Pencil novel here (affiliate link).


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