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Lost in Death Valley
This riveting story follows three women who find themselves stranded and lost in one of the most dangerous places on Earth: Death Valley. The article is packed with sensory details, descriptive writing, and fascinating information about Death Valley National Park.
Featured skill: descriptive writing
Our fascinating play is a fictionalized portrayal of the events leading up to Thomas Edison’s invention of the incandescent light bulb. We’ve paired the play with a narrative essay about life in the 1820s.
Featured skill: drawing conclusions
Fiction: First-Line Contest Winner!
The Secret Ingredient by
Award-winning author Lemony Snicket brings beloved characters from his series, All the Wrong Questions, to the pages of Scope, with all the dark humor that made Snicket famous. This delightful story is based on this year’s winning line from our First Line Contest.
Featured skill: point of view
Literary Nonfiction and Essay
The World’s First Superstar
Students explore how attitudes about wild animals have changed over time after reading two moving and thought-provoking texts about the history of circus elephants: a nonfiction article about Jumbo, celebrity elephant of the 1800s, and an essay about essay about the plan to remove elephants from the Ringling Bros. circus by 2018.
Featured skill: synthesis
Is It Wrong to Photoshop Celebrities?
Cora, Katie, and Isabella want the magazine Teen World to ban Photoshop. Teen World’s editor disagrees. Who makes the best argument? Your students decide.
You Write It
I Woke Up My School
Students turn our interview with 18-year-old Jilly Dos Santos, who got her school to push back it’s starting time, into an article.
Grammar Goes Surfing
Students practice using less and fewer while reading about big-wave surfing.