Mr. Popper's Penguins

Richard and Florence Atwater • Feeling Words

The Dart 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 punctuation, spelling, vocabulary, and literary devices
  • Highlight each week: copywork and three dictation practices
  • Literary Device: Feeling Words
  • Writing Activity: Make an Emotions Collage
  • Big Juicy Questions
  • Book Club Party Ideas
  • 50 pages
  • Original Publication Date: January 2021

How does the Dart fit into the Brave Writer complete language arts program?
Learn more on our Getting Started page.

About the book

A classic of American humor, the adventures of a house painter and his brood of high-stepping penguins have delighted children for generations. "Here is a book to read aloud in groups of all ages. There is not an extra or misplaced word in the whole story."--The Horn Book. Newbery Honor Book. —Amazon

Purchase the Mr. Popper's Penguins novel here (affiliate link).

 

This month’s book selection from the year-long Dart program.

 




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