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Call of Duty
The inspiring story of Marine Corporal Jose Armenta explores the powerful bond between military working dogs and the handlers who care for them.
Featured skill: inference
The new movie of Lois Lowry’s beloved novel becomes an exciting Scope play about a futuristic society without pain or pleasure. We’ve included an essay about memory-erasing drugs and the ethics of using them.
Featured skill: theme
Informational Essay & Personal Essay
Is It Time for Cursive to Die?
An informational essay about the decline of cursive writing and a poignant personal essay about a beloved sister’s letters become a meaningful synthesizing activity.
Featured skill: synthesizing
Do Sports Fans Go to Far?
Shouting maniacally at the television. Weeping in the stands. Smashing windows. Are we taking our love for our favorite teams just a bit too seriously? Students read arguments on both sides of the debate and take a stand.
The Greatest Invention Ever?
Students correct grammatical errors and revise sloppy writing in a short nonfiction article about the awesome history and use of toilet paper.
You Write It
Packing for Mars
Students use our eye-catching infographic to write a website blurb convincing people to take a trip to Mars.
Grammar Has Bad Luck
Students practice there and their while reading about the fascinating origins of three commonly held superstitions.