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Narrative Nonfiction

The Beast of Loch Ness

For centuries, people have reported sightings of a terrifying creature in Scotland's famous lake. Could the monster be more than a myth? This exciting article will have your students exploring big ideas about science and mythology, exploration and imagination.

Featured skill: drawing conclusions


Paired Texts:
Nonfiction & Essay

Would We Be Killed?

A powerful work of historical nonfiction tells the story of a Sioux boy sent to a government-run boarding school in the 19th century. Paired with a personal essay by a teen from the Round Valley Indian Reservation in California, the package explores the experiences of two Native Americans who “straddle two worlds.”

Featured skill: synthesizing



The Quinceañera Text

In this touching story, a teen discovers the value of what can’t be bought after receiving an unexpected but meaningful gift at her Quinceañera.

Featured skill: dynamic character



The Prince and the Pauper

Mark Twain’s story of a prince and a poor boy who accidentally switch roles is funny and charming while offering some serious social commentary. We’ve paired the play with an informational text on how to be more empathetic.

Featured skill: integrating knowledge and ideas


Debate/Scavenger Hunt

Is Miley Cyrus Out of Control?

Many are questioning the outrageous antics of pop star Miley Cyrus. But is Miley really out of control? Two writers face off on the debate. Your students decide who wins.



Lazy Editor

Even Your Phone Will Freeze to Death Here

Students correct grammatical errors and revise sloppy writing in a short nonfiction article about the coldest town on Earth.

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You Write It

How I Saved My Grandfather

Students use our interview with 16-year-old Kenneth Shinozuka, who invented a system that helps Alzheimer’s patients, into an article.




Grammar Makes Movies

Students practice affect and effect while reading about the not-so-glamorous side of action movie stardom.