A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Betty Smith

The Boomerang is a monthly digital downloadable product that features copywork and dictation passages from a specific read aloud novel. It is geared toward 8th to 10th graders (ages 12—advanced, 13-15) and is the indispensable tool for Brave Writer 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
  • 9 Think Piece questions
  • Golden Lines prompt
  • Book Club Party ideas
  • 28 pages
  • Original Publication Date: November 2012
  • Updated: October 2018

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

A note about content
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a classic coming-of-age novel with vibrant descriptions of life in Brooklyn at the turn of the century. The book addresses the harsh realities of city life during that time and includes content some may find disturbing. We encourage you, the parent, to pre-read the novel to be sure the timing is right for the introduction of these realities to your teen.

About the book

The story of young, sensitive, and idealistic Francie Nolan and her bittersweet formative years in the slums of Williamsburg has enchanted and inspired millions of readers for more than sixty years. By turns overwhelming, sublime, heartbreaking, and uplifting, the daily experiences of the unforgettable Nolans are raw with honesty and tenderly threaded with family connectedness -- in a work of literary art that brilliantly captures a unique time and place as well as incredibly rich moments of universal experience.―Amazon

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