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Narrative Nonfiction

The Man Who Saved a Thousand Babies

Your students will be captivated by the story of Vivien Thomas, a remarkable man who helped to develop a lifesaving surgery despite never having attended medical school and facing extreme prejudice in the segregated 1940s.

Featured skill: key ideas and details



Girl. Fighter. Hero.

Our thrilling play is based on the true story of Sybil Ludington, who in 1777 went on a Paul Revere–like ride to raise the militia. We’ve paired the play with a thought-provoking informational text about the role of women in the military today.

Featured Skill: character


Paired Texts

Attack of the Man-Eaters

Two fascinating nonfiction texts explore our relationship with lions. The first tells the terrifying story of the infamous man-eating lions of Tsavo. The second explores the work of Kevin Richardson, who is working to protect lions in South Africa.

Featured skill: drawing a conclusion



Is Boredom Really That Bad?

Kids are busier than ever these days with school, sports, and homework. Do they need to make time in their schedules to do nothing? Students read arguments on both sides of the debate and take a stand.

Skill: supporting an argument


Lazy Editor

Whoops! People in Rome Think You’re Rude

Students correct grammatical errors and revise sloppy writing in a short nonfiction article about table manners around the world.

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You Write It

How I’m Saving My State

Students turn our interview with 16-year-old Steven McDowell, who invented a fence that stores rainwater, into an article.



Grammar Lights Up

Students practice using site and sight while reading about the dazzling Northern Lights.