Joseph Bruchac • Songs
is the monthly digital product that features copywork and dictation passages from a specific read aloud novel (you purchase or obtain the novels separately). It's geared toward children ages 8–10 (kids just learning to read and write) and is an indispensable tool for parents who want to mechanics and literature in a natural, literature-bathed context.
This guide contains the following features:
- 4 Passages (one per week) for copywork/dictation
- Notes about grammar, punctuation, spelling, vocabulary, and literary devices
- Highlight each week: copywork and three dictation practices
- Literary Device: Songs
- Writing Activity: Sing your day!
- Big Juicy Questions
- Book Club Party Ideas
- 54 pages
- Publication Date: November 2021
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About the book
A twelve-year-old Iroquois boy searches for peace in this historical novel based on the creation of the Iroquois Confederacy.
Twelve-year-old Okwaho's life has suddenly changed. While he and his best friend are out hunting, his friend is kidnapped by men from a neighboring tribal nation, and Okwaho barely escapes. Everyone in his village fears more raids and killings: The Five Nations of the Iroquois have been at war with one another for far too long, and no one can remember what it was like to live in peace.
Okwaho is so angry that he wants to seek revenge for his friend, but before he can retaliate, a visitor with a message of peace comes to him in the woods. The Peacemaker shares his lesson tales—stories that make Okwaho believe that this man can convince the leaders of the five fighting nations to set down their weapons. So many others agree with him. Can all of them come together to form the Iroquois Great League of Peace? – Amazon
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This month’s book selection from the year-long Dart program.