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The Evil Swirling Darkness
On May 22, 2011, one of the deadliest tornadoes in U.S. history ripped through Joplin, Missouri. This gripping article weaves together two incredible stories from that day. Plus: We include a beautiful poem about a school photo found in the wreckage.
Featured skill: author’s craft
The Spider Curse and
Is This the Most Hated Athlete of All Time?
Pride comes before a fall—at least it does for poor Arachne in our entertaining Greek mythology play. We pair it with a challenging but fascinating story about another famous fall: that of Lance Armstrong. Perfect for a fantastic cross-genre lesson on character!
Featured Skill: character development
How Candy Conquered America
Students consider how ideas about sweets have changed over time by reading a delightful nonfiction article about the history of candy in America and an important informational text about how our high-sugar diets are making us sick.
Featured skill: synthesis
Would You Go to Mars?
The first humans may be heading to the Red Planet by 2026. Is it the opportunity of a lifetime—or an insane death wish? Two friends face off on the debate. Your students decide who makes the best argument.
Skill: analyzing arguments
Why We Love This Stupid Cat
Students correct grammatical errors and revise sloppy writing in a short nonfiction article about why we’re all so obsessed with cat videos.
You Write It
Fabulous First Line Contest with
Linda Sue Park
We are thrilled to announce this year’s First-Line Contest, in which your students help the amazing Linda Sue Park get started on a new story for Scope. (We can’t wait for you to read her fantastic First-Line letter!) Don’t miss our First-Line Video for ideas on what makes a great hook.
Grammar Goes to the Grave
Students practice using affect and effect while reading about the fascinating human skeleton.