The Turtle of Oman

Naomi Shihab Nye • Sensory Images 

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: Sensory Images
  • Writing Activity: One, Two, Three, Four, Five Senses Working Overtime!
  • Big Juicy Questions
  • Book Club Party Ideas
  • 54 pages
  • Publication Date: April 2022

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About the book

Aref does not want to leave Oman. He does not want to leave his elementary school, his friends, or his beloved grandfather, Sidi. He does not want to live in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where his parents will go to graduate school. His mother is desperate for him to pack his suitcase—but he refuses. Finally, she calls Sidi for help. But rather than pack, Aref and Sidi go on a series of adventures. They visit the camp of a thousand stars deep in the desert, they sleep on Sidi’s roof, they fish in the Gulf of Oman and dream about going to India, they travel to the nature reserve to watch the sea turtles. At each stop, Sidi finds a small stone that he later slips into Aref’s suitcase—mementos of home.

This accessible, exquisite novel shines with gentle humor and explores themes of moving, family, nature, and immigration. – Amazon

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

 



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