Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective

Donald J. Sobol • Simile

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: Simile
  • Writing Activity: Write Some Similes
  • Big Juicy Questions
  • Book Club Party Ideas
  • 52 pages
  • Publication Date: May 2021

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Learn more on our Getting Started page.

About the book

Leroy Brown, aka Encyclopedia Brown, is Idaville neighborhood’s ten-year-old star detective. With an uncanny knack for trivia, he solves mysteries for the neighborhood kids through his own detective agency. But his dad also happens to be the chief of the Idaville police department, and every night around the dinner table, Encyclopedia helps him solve his most baffling crimes. And with ten confounding mysteries in each book, not only does Encyclopedia have a chance to solve them, but the reader is given all the clues as well. Interactive and chock full of interesting bits of information—it’s classic Encyclopedia Brown!—Amazon

Purchase Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective novel here (affiliate link).


 

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

 




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