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Narrative Nonfiction

The Blood-Red Night

Students will follow one frontier family as they fight to survive the deadliest wildfire in American history: the Great Peshtigo Fire of 1871. This riveting story is packed with sensory details and fascinating information on frontier life and the timber industry.

Featured skill: author’s craft


Paired Texts:
Literary Nonfiction & Newspaper-style Article

The Amazing Penguin Rescue

Two stories about oil spills that threatened penguins reveal how seemingly overwhelming problems can be solved. The first text is a work of literary nonfiction told from an unusual point of view. The second is a newspaper-style article.

Featured skill: synthesizing



The Trojan War

Break out your helmets! Your class will have a blast performing our play about the final days of the Trojan War. Plus: An essay on what it was like to be a 12-year-old boy in ancient Greece helps students understand the role that The Iliad played in city-state life.

Featured skill: making inferences



Should Parents Help With Homework?

Homework can be stressful. But is getting help from Mom and Dad the right answer? Students read arguments on both sides of the debate and take a stand.



Lazy Editor

Minecraft Mania

Students correct grammatical errors and revise sloppy writing in a short nonfiction article about the world’s favorite game.

Scope Magazine 'You Write It' article cover image

You Write It


Students use our eye-catching infographic to write an essay on the perks of modern dentistry.




Grammar Explains Weird Stuff Pets Do

Students practice passed and past while reading about the bizarre (and adorable) habits of pets.