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Narrative Nonfiction

Shattered Lives

The powerful story of an 11-year-old refugee of the Syrian war will introduce students to big ideas about home, conflict, and what it means to be displaced. The compelling narrative nonfiction feature explains the current refugee crisis and what is being done to help. An informational text on the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan takes students on a tour of one of the largest refugee camps in the world.

Featured skill: central ideas and details



The Necklace

Adapted from a classic story by Guy de Maupassant, our play tells a twisted tale of greed and glamour. Filled with situational irony and high-level vocabulary, this play is sure to challenge and delight. We’ve paired the play with a fascinating timeline of status symbols throughout history. Plus! Don’t miss our updated Irony video.

Featured skill: drawing conclusions and understanding situational irony


Paired Texts:
Informational Texts

Yes, Aliens (Probably) Exist

Are we alone in the universe? Astronomers are very close to answering this age-old question, but some people think we shouldn’t waste the resources finding out. Students support an opinion on the topic after reading two fascinating texts. The first article is about the search for life on other planets and the second is an article about the dangers and costs of space exploration.

Featured skill: synthesizing



“Girl’s Can’t Play!”

This is the sweet story of girl who witnesses a historic moment in baseball: a female pitcher striking out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig! Paired with an essay on 13-year-old superstar Mo’Ne Davis, the package raises big questions about stereotypes.

Featured skill: inference



Should Stores Be Allowed to Spy on You?

Stores across the U.S. have started to use spying tools to gather information about their customers. Should we let them? Two writers face off on the debate. Your students decide who wins.



Lazy Editor

Get a Whiff of That!

Students correct grammatical errors and revise sloppy writing in a short nonfiction article about the annual Odor-Eaters Rotten Sneaker Contest. (Yes, it’s a real contest!)

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You Write It

How I’m Going to End Cyberbullying

Students turn our interview with 14-year-old Trisha Prabhu, who developed software that might help stop cyberbullying on social media, into an article.




Grammar’s Worst Fears

Students practice number and amount while reading about three celebrities’ worst fears.