The Very, Very Far North

Dan Bar-el • Intrusive Narrator

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 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 handbook 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: Intrusive Narrator
  • Writing Activity: Once Upon an Opinionated Time
  • Big Juicy Questions
  • Book Club Party Ideas
  • 53 pages
  • Publication Date: December 2022

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About the book

In the Very, Very Far North, past the Cold, Cold Ocean and just below the hill that looks like a baby whale, you’ll find Duane and his friends.

Duane is a sweet and curious young bear who makes friends with everyone he meets—whether they’re bossy, like Major Puff the puffin, or a bit vain, like Handsome the musk ox, or very, very shy, like Boo the caribou. For these arctic friends, every day is a new adventure!
– Amazon

Purchase The Very, Very Far North novel here (Amazon affiliate link).

This Dart is included in the 2022–2023 year-long program. Purchase here



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