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Your Phone Could Ruin Your Life
Experts are sounding the alarm on smartphone use—and it’s time to stop texting and start listening. Our must-read informational article explores the not-so-good ways smartphones are affecting our lives—and what your students can do about it.
Featured skills: tone and key ideas
Your students will have a blast with our exciting play inspired by the 1899 newsboy strikes in New York City. The play, along with engaging text features and an excellent nonfiction video, will introduce your students to important concepts including child rights, labor strikes, and economic power.
Featured skills: making connections and inferences
Informational Text and Essay
Toys of Terror
Students develop an argument about product regulation after reading a startling informational text about dangerous toys and the role of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, as well as an essay on the recall of Buckyballs, a desk toy intended for adults.
Featured skill: developing an argument
The Ghost Bird by Roland Smith
The search is on for the majestic ivory-billed woodpecker in this touching story by Roland Smith. Plus! A short nonfiction article about the man who sought to save the ivorybill from extinction.
Featured skill: synthesizing
Should Josh Become a YouTube Star?
Josh wants to start his own YouTube cooking series and become famous. His mom thinks he’s too young. Who makes the best argument? Your students decide.
Did Aliens Make That?
Students correct grammatical errors and revise sloppy writing in a short nonfiction article about the mystery of crop circles.
You Write It
Out of the Flames
Students turn our interview with 17-year-old Joe Chambers, who saved a police officer’s life, into an article.
Grammar’s Cave of Daggers
Students practice using who and whom while reading about an extremely awesome—and extremely dangerous—underground crystal cave in Mexico.