Note: The 2024-2025 Dart program will be announced and available for purchase on May 30. Register for the Dart book reveal here.

See our Special Offer happening only in June!

Last day to purchase the 2023-2024 Year-Long program: May 27.

Jumpstart your writing program with delight! The Dart invites kids to enjoy literature while learning to write. 

Our year-long program is delivered in nine month-long lesson plans, released monthly.

Start any time. Enjoy the published Darts in any order. You will receive all nine by April 2024. 

2023-2024 book list: 

Find links to purchase the books under the "2023-2024 Programs" tab on the Literature Singles spreadsheet.

Swap one! This year, when you purchase the year-long program, you can swap one handbook in the program for a handbook in the Literature Singles collection. We'll notify you via email when the swap form is available (July 1).

Each handbook features a novel and immerses your child in the world of:

  • stories
  • literary devices
  • grammar
  • punctuation
  • and book club parties

Discover how easy it is to teach writing using literature!

Our program uses copywork and dictation as the key tools to teach punctuation, spelling, and grammar naturally in context. Don't worry—we'll show you how.

Did you know that copywork and dictation are far more effective to teach writing skills than workbooks? It's true!

Each handbook contains:

  • Notes to go with a selected read aloud (book not provided)

  • Four passages taken from the novel for copywork and dictation, one per week

  • Easy-to-follow instructions to teach writing elements found in the passages

  • Playful grammar and punctuation activities that kids love

  • A simple, delightful writing exercise

  • Nine comprehension questions

  • Book club party ideas

  • Copywork passages on separate printable pages

  • Four-color design that looks gorgeous on tablets or printed at home

The Dart program comes with guidelines to help you implement the practices of copywork and dictation, as well as a planning tool and a writing skills tracker to help you stay attuned to your child's progress.

Join the thousands of families that have made Dart the #1 Brave Writer program for the last three years!

The Dart is delivered to your Brave Writer online account once per month on the 15th. Each handbook is four-color, about 40-50 pages, is a non-consumable PDF, and can be used with multiple children in your own family (no need to purchase additional copies).

Want a print copy? Go to the front of the line at the Homeschool Printing Company with a special Brave Writer offer. Order here

Note: The Dart is one part of the Emerging Writers Bundle

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

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