Jumpstart your writing program with delight! The Dart invites kids ages 8-10 to enjoy literature while learning to write. 

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

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

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

Discover how easy it is to teach writing using literature!

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

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 and effective grammar and punctuation activities that kids love

  • A delightful writing exercise to apply what they have learned 

  • 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.

Start any time. Enjoy the published Darts in any order. You will receive all nine by April 2025. 

2024-2025 book list:  

Delivery: The Dart is delivered to your Brave Writer online account once per month on the 15th. Each handbook (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.

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).

Join the thousands of families that have made Dart the #1 Brave Writer program!

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. Get all three parts of the Brave Writer program in one bundle! 

Charter School: If you want to purchase through a charter school and your funds come in July, you may use the following code on your PO to get the June deal: JUN2425BLH

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

Brave Writer Training 
Kickstart your year with Brave Writer Training!
Four months of training for your Brave Writer Mechanics and Literature program! 
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