Meet Odder, the Queen of Play:
Nobody has her moves.
She doesn’t just swim to the bottom,
She doesn’t just somersault,
She doesn’t just ride the waves,
she makes them.
Odder spends her days off the coast of central California, practicing her underwater acrobatics and spinning the quirky stories for which she’s known. She’s a fearless daredevil, curious to a fault. But when Odder comes face-to-face with a hungry great white shark, her life takes a dramatic turn, one that will challenge everything she believes about herself―and about the humans who hope to save her.
Inspired by the true story of a Monterey Bay Aquarium program that pairs orphaned otter pups with surrogate mothers, this poignant and humorous tale told in free verse examines bravery and healing through the eyes of one of nature’s most beloved and charming animals.
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Jumpstart your writing program with delight! The Dart invites kids to enjoy literature while learning to write.
Our year-long program is delivered in 9 month-long lesson plans, released one month at a time.
Each handbook features a novel and immerses your child in the world of:
Discover how easy it is to teach writing using literature!
Our program uses copywork and dictation as the key tools to teach punctuation, spelling, and grammar naturally in context. Don't worry—we'll show you how.
Did you know that copywork and dictation are far more effective to teach writing skills than workbooks? It's true!
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 grammar and punctuation activities that kids love
A simple, delightful writing exercise
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