Nim's Island

Wendy Orr • Setting 

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 grammar, punctuation, spelling, vocabulary, and literary devices
  • Highlight each week: copywork and three dictation practices
  • Literary Device: Setting
  • Writing Activity: Map an Imaginary World!
  • Big Juicy Questions
  • Book Club Party Ideas
  • 54 pages
  • Publication Date: May 2022

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About the book

A girl. An iguana. An island. And e-mail. Meet Nim–a modern-day Robinson Crusoe! She can chop down bananas with a machete, climb tall palm trees, and start a fire with a piece of glass. So she’s not afraid when her scientist dad sails off to study plankton for three days, leaving her alone on their island. Besides, it’s not as if no one’s looking after her–she’s got a sea lion to mother her and an iguana for comic relief. She also has an interesting new e-mail pal. But when her father’s cell-phone calls stop coming and disaster seems near, Nim has to be stronger and braver than she’s ever been before. – Amazon

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