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:
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