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Scope offers a rich variety of texts and activities that support your need to meet the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Below are grade-specific TEKS alignments supported by each feature and article in Scope.

April 2017 Issue

TEKS: English Language Arts and Reading

Scope Feature

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Grammar, p. 2

6.19; 6.21a

7.19

8.19

Nonfiction, p. 4

“Betrayed By America”

6.1, 6.2b,e; 6.4, 6.7; 6.10a,c,d; 6.17a,c; 6.19; 6.26; 6.28

7.1, 7.2b,e; 7.4, 7.7; 7.10a,c,d; 7.17a,c; 7.19; 7.26; 7.28

8.1, 8.2b,e; 8.4, 8.7; 8.10a,c,d; 8.17a,c; 8.19; 8.26; 8.28

The Lazy Editor, pg. 10

“How Slime Took Over the World”

6.14d; 6.19 ; 6, 20bii

7.14d; 7.19c; 7. 20

8.14d; 8.19c; 8.20

Short Read, p. 12

“When Mosquitoes Were Killers in America”

6.1, 6.2b,e; 6.10a,c; 6.17c; 6.19

7.1, 7.2b,e; 7.10a,b,c; 7.17c; 7.19

8.1, 8.2b,e; 8.10a,c; 8.17c; 8.19

Drama, p. 14

The Poison Sky

6.1, 6.2, 6.5, 6.17, 6.26, 6.27

7.1, 7.2, 7.5, 7.17, 7.26, 7.27

8.1, 8.2, 8.5, 8.17, 8.26, 8.27

Paired Texts, p. 19

“The Amazing History of Television”

6.1, 6.2b,e; 6.10a,c,d; 6.17; 6.19; 6.26; 6.27, 6.28

7.1, 7.2b,e; 7.10a,c,d; 7.17; 7.19; 7.26; 7.27, 7.28

8.1, 8.2b,e; 8.10a,c,d; 8.17; 8.19; 8.26; 8.27, 8.28

Fiction, p. 24

“President Cleveland, Where Are You?”

6.1; 6.2b, e; 6.3a; 6.6; 6.9; 6.10a, d; 6.17c; 6.26; 6.28

7.1; 7.2b, e; 7.3a, c; 7.6; 7.9; 7.10a,d; 7.17c; 7.26; 7.28

8.1; 8.2b, e; 8.3c; 8.6; 8.10a, c, d; 8.17c; 8.26; 8.27

Debate, pg. 30

“Should the School Day Be Longer?”

6.1; 6.2e; 6.11; 6.14; 6.18; 6.19; 6.26, 6.27

7.1, 7.2e, 7.11; 7.14; 7.18a, b, c; 7.19; 7.26, 7.27

8.1, 8.2e, 8.11; 8.14; 8.18a, b, c; 8.19; 8.26, 8.27

You Write It, p. 32

“Why You Should Sing”

6.12b; 6.18; 6.19

7.12b; 7.18a,c; 7.19

8.12b; 8.18a, c; 8.19

 

March 2017 Issue

TEKS: English Language Arts and Reading

Scope Feature

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Grammar, p. 2

6.19; 6.21a

7.19

8.19

Nonfiction, p. 4

“Black Sunday”

6.1, 6.2b,e; 6.7; 6.10a,c,d; 6.17a,c; 6.19; 6.26; 6.28

7.1, 7.2b,e; 7.7; 7.10a,c,d; 7.17a,c; 7.19; 7.26; 7.28

8.1, 8.2b,e; 8.7; 8.10a,c,d; 8.17a,c; 8.19; 8.26; 8.28

Drama, p. 12

War of the Worlds

6.1, 6.2, 6.5, 6.17, 6.26, 6.27

7.1, 7.2, 7.5, 7.17, 7.26, 7.27

8.1, 8.2, 8.5, 8.17, 8.26, 8.27

Paired Texts, p. 19

“Diabetes Doesn’t Run My Life”

6.1, 6.2b,e; 6.10a,c,d; 6.17; 6.19; 6.26; 6.27, 6.28

7.1, 7.2b,e; 7.10a,c,d; 7.17; 7.19; 7.26; 7.27, 7.28

8.1, 8.2b,e; 8.10a,c,d; 8.17; 8.19; 8.26; 8.27, 8.28 

Debate, p. 24

“Are Athletes Overpaid?”

6.1; 6.2; 6.11; 6.14; 6.18; 6.19; 6.26, 6.27

7.1, 7.2b,e; 7.10a,c,d; 7.17; 7.19; 7.26; 7.27, 7.28

8.1, 8.2b,e; 8.10a,c,d; 8.17; 8.19; 8.26; 8.27, 8.28

Short Read, p. 26

Can Your Dog Predict the Future?

6.1, 6.2b,e; 6.10a,c; 6.17c; 6.19

7.1, 7.2b,e; 7.10a,b,c; 7.17c; 7.19

8.1, 8.2b,e; 8.10a,c; 8.17c; 8.19

The Lazy Editor, pg. 28

"Then Spiders Exploded From His Face!"

6.14d; 6.19 ; 6.21a

7.14d; 7.19; 7:21

8.14d; 8.19; 8.21

You Write It, p. 32

“The Girl Who Played Football”

6.10, 6.14, 6.17

7.10, 7.14, 7.17

8.10, 8.14, 8.17

 

February 2017 Issue

TEKS: English Language Arts and Reading

Scope Feature

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Grammar, p. 2

6.19; 6.21a

7.19

8.19

Nonfiction, p. 4

“The Amazing Powers of Jen Bricker”

6.1, 6.2b,e; 6.4, 6.7; 6.10a,c,d; 6.17a,c; 6.19; 6.26

7.1, 7.2b,e; 7.4, 7.7; 7.10a,c,d; 7.17a,c; 7.19; 7.26; 7.28

8.1, 8.2b,e; 8.4, 8.7; 8.10a,c,d; 8.17a,c; 8.19; 8.26; 8.28

Drama, p. 9

The Curse of King Tut

6.1, 6.2, 6.5, 6.10, 6.24, 6.26, 6.27

7.1, 7.2, 7.5, 7.10, 7.24, 7.26, 7.27

8.1, 8.2, 8.5, 8.10, 8.24, 8.26, 8.27

Debate, p. 16

“Is It OK to Sneak Food Into the Movies?”

6.1; 6.2e; 6.11; 6.14; 6.18; 6.19; 6.26, 6.27

7.1, 7.2e, 7.11; 7.14; 7.18a, b, c; 7.19; 7.26, 7.27

8.1, 8.2e, 8.11; 8.14; 8.18a, b, c; 8.19; 8.26, 8.27

Fiction, p. 18

“The Good Deed”

6.1; 6.2b, e; 6.3a; 6.6; 6.9; 6.10a, d; 6.17c; 6.26; 6.28

7.1; 7.2b, e; 7.3a, c; 7.6; 7.9; 7.10a,d; 7.17c; 7.26; 7.28

8.1, 8.2e, 8.11; 8.14; 8.18a, b, c; 8.19; 8.26, 8.27

Paired Texts, p. 25

“The Fire-Breather”

6.1, 6.2b,e; 6.10a,c,d; 6.17; 6.19; 6.26; 6.27, 6.28

7.1, 7.2b,e; 7.10a,c,d; 7.17; 7.19; 7.26; 7.27, 7.28

8.1, 8.2b,e; 8.10a,c,d; 8.17; 8.19; 8.26; 8.27, 8.28

The Lazy Editor, pg. 30

“Worst Party Ever?”

6.14d; 6.19ai ; 6.20

7.14d; 7.19c; 7.20

8.14d; 8.19c; 8.20

You Write It, p. 32

“Hands are GROSS”

6.12b; 6.18; 6.19

7.12b; 7.18a,c; 7.19

8.12b; 8.18a, c; 8.19

 

December 2016/January 2017 Issue

TEKS: English Language Arts and Reading

Scope Feature

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Grammar, p. 2

6.19; 6.21a

7.19

8.19

Nonfiction, p. 4

“Disaster in Space”

6.1, 6.2b,e; 6.7; 6.10a,c,d; 6.17a,c; 6.19; 6.26; 6.28

7.1, 7.2b,e; 7.7; 7.10a,c,d; 7.17a,c; 7.19; 7.26; 7.28

8.1, 8.2b,e; 8.7; 8.10a,c,d; 8.17a,c; 8.19; 8.26; 8.28

Drama, p. 11

Into the Maze of Doom

6.1, 6.2, 6.5, 6.10, 6.24, 6.26, 6.27

7.1, 7.2, 7.5, 7.10, 7.24, 7.26, 7.27

8.1, 8.2, 8.5, 8.10, 8.24, 8.26, 8.27

Paired Texts, p. 19

“Can She Be Saved?”

6.1, 6.2b,e; 6.10a,c,d; 6.17; 6.19; 6.26; 6.27, 6.28

7.1, 7.2b,e; 7.10a,c,d; 7.17; 7.19; 7.26; 7.27, 7.28

8.1, 8.2b,e; 8.10a,c,d; 8.17; 8.19; 8.26; 8.27, 8.28 

Debate, p. 16

“Are Athletes Overpaid?”

6.1; 6.2; 6.11; 6.14; 6.18; 6.19; 6.26, 6.27

7.1, 7.2e, 7.11; 7.14; 7.18; 7.19; 7.26, 7.27

8.1, 8.2e, 8.11; 8.14; 8.18; 8.19; 8.26, 8.27

Short Read, p. 26

"How Pokémon Go Conquered

the World”

6.1, 6.2b,e; 6.10a,c; 6.17c; 6.19

7.1, 7.2b,e; 7.10a,b,c; 7.17c; 7.19

8.1, 8.2b,e; 8.10a,c; 8.17c; 8.19

The Lazy Editor, pg. 28

"Are Brand Names Really Better?"

6.14d; 6.19; 6.20

7.14d; 7.19; 7.20

8.14d; 8.19; 8.20

You Write It, p. 32

"Guardian of the Runway"

6.14

7.14

8.14

 

November 2016 Issue

TEKS: English Language Arts and Reading

Scope Feature

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Grammar, p. 2

6.19; 6.21a

7.19

8.19

Nonfiction, p. 4

“The Hunt for Lost Pirate Gold”

6.1, 6.2b,e; 6.7; 6.10a,c,d; 6.17a,c; 6.19; 6.26; 6.28

7.1, 7.2b,e; 7.7; 7.10a,c,d; 7.17a,c; 7.19; 7.26; 7.28

8.1, 8.2b,e; 8.7; 8.10a,c,d; 8.17a,c; 8.19; 8.26; 8.28

Paired Texts, p. 10

“Swimming for Her Life”

6.1, 6.2b,e; 6.4, 6.10a,c,d; 6.17; 6.19; 6.26; 6.27, 6.28

7.1, 7.2b,e; 7.4, 7.10a,c,d; 7.17; 7.19; 7.26; 7.27, 7.28

8.1, 8.2b,e; 8.4; 8.10a,c,d; 8.17; 8.19; 8.26; 8.27, 8.28

Debate, p. 14

“Can Fame and Fortune Make You Happy?”

6.1; 6.2e; 6.11; 6.14; 6.18; 6.19; 6.26, 6.27

7.1, 7.2e, 7.11; 7.14; 7.18a,b,c; 7.19; 7.26, 7.27

8.1, 8.2e, 8.11; 8.14; 8.18a,b,c; 8.19; 8.26, 8.27   

Drama, p. 16

This Is What Courage Looks Like

6.1, 6.2, 6.5, 6.17, 6.26, 6.27

7.1, 7.2, 7.5, 7.17, 7.26, 7.27

8.1, 8.2, 8.5, 8.17, 8.26, 8.27

Fiction, p. 23

"The Ghost Boy"

6.1; 6.2b, e; 6.3a; 6.6; 6.9; 6.10a, d; 6.17c; 6.26; 6.28

7.1; 7.2b, e; 7.3a, c; 7.6; 7.9; 7.10a,d; 7.17c; 7.26; 7.28

8.1; 8.2b, e; 8.3c; 8.6; 8.10a, c, d; 8.17c; 8.26; 8.27

The Lazy Editor

"The History of Ice"

6.14d; 6.19; 6.20b

7.14d; 7.19; 7.20b,i

8.14d; 8.19; 8.20b,i

You Write It, p. 32

"His App Could Save Lives"

6.10, 6.14, 6.17

7.10,7.14,  7. 17

8.10, 8.14, 8.17

 

October 2016 Issue

TEKS: English Language Arts and Reading

Scope Feature

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Grammar, p. 2

6.19; 6.21a

7.19

8.19

Nonfiction, p. 4

“The Flaming Sky”

6.1, 6.2b,e; 6.4; 6.7; 6.10c,d; 6.17a,c; 6.19; 6.24; 6.26; 6.28

7.1, 7.2b,e; 7.4; 7.7; 7.10c,d; 7.17a,c; 7.19; 7.24; 7.26; 7.28

8.1, 8.2b,e; 8.4; 8.7; 8.10c,d; 8.17a,c; 8.19; 8.24; 8.26; 8,27; 8.28

Paired Texts, p. 12

“This Apple Could Have Been Saved” and
"How to Reduce Your Food Waste"

6.1, 6.2b,e; 6.10a,c,d; 6.17; 6.19; 6.26; 6.27, 6.28

7.1, 7.2b,e; 7.10a,c,d; 7.17; 7.19; 7.26; 7.27, 7.28

8.1, 8.2b,e; 8.10a,c,d; 8.17; 8.19; 8.26; 8.27, 8.28

Drama, p. 18

Once a Crook, Always a Crook?

6.1; 6.2a,b, e; 6.3; 6.5; 6.6; 6.17a, c; 6.19; 6.26; 6.27; 6.28

7.2a, b, e; 7.3, 7.5; 7.6; 7.17a,c; 7.19; 7.26; 7.27; 7.28

8.1; 8.2a, b, e; 8.3; 8.5; 8.6; 8.17a, c; 8.19; 8.26; 8.27; 8.28

Debate/Scavenger Hunt, p. 26

"Should Libby's Dad Do
Her School Project for Her?"

6.1; 6.2; 6.11; 6.14; 6.18; 6.19; 6.26, 6.27

7.1, 7.2e, 7.11; 7.14; 7.18; 7.19; 7.26, 7.27

8.1, 8.2e, 8.11; 8.14; 8.18; 8.19; 8.26, 8.27

NEW! Short Read, p. 28

"Is It Wrong to Talk About the Election?"

6.1, 6.2b,e; 6.10a,c; 6.17c; 6.19

7.1, 7.2e, 7.11; 7.14; 7.18a,b,c; 7.19; 7.26, 7.27

8.1, 8.2b,e; 8.10a,c; 8.17c; 8.19

The Lazy Editor, p. 30

"Get Me Outta Here!"

6.14d; 6.19c; 6.20b,i

7.14d; 7.19c; 7.20b; 7.21

8.14d; 8.19c; 8.20b; 8.21

September 2016 Issue

TEKS: English Language Arts and Reading

Scope Feature

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Grammar, p. 2

6.19; 6.21a

7.19

8.19

Nonfiction, p. 4

“From Terror to Hope”

6.1, 6.2b,e; 6.7; 6.10a,c,d; 6.17a,c; 6.19; 6.26; 6.28

7.1, 7.2b,e; 7.7; 7.10a,c,d; 7.17a,c; 7.19; 7.26; 7.28

8.1, 8.2b,e; 8.7; 8.10a,c,d; 8.17a,c; 8.19; 8.26; 8.28

Fiction, p. 11

“Follow the Water”

6.1; 6.2a,b,e; 6.3; 6.6a,c; 6.10d; 6.17a, c; 6.19; 6.26; 6.27; 6.28

7.1; 7.2a,b,e; 7.3; 7.6a,b,c; 7.10d; 7.17a, c; 7.19; 7.26; 7.27; 7.28

8.1; 8.2a,b,e; 8.3; 8.6a,b,c; 8.10d; 8.17a, c; 8.19; 8.26; 8.27; 8.28

Drama, p. 20

The Tell-Tale Heart

6.1; 6.2a,b, e; 6.3; 6.5; 6.17a, c; 6.19; 6.26; 6.27; 6.28

7.2a, b, e; 7.3, 7.5; 7.17a,c; 7.19; 7.26; 7.27; 7.28

8.1; 8.2a, b, e; 8.3; 8.5; 8.17a, c; 8.19; 8.26; 8.27; 8.28    

Paired Texts, p. 24

“Is Anything Wrong With This Picture?"

and "How the Telephone Made Americans Rude"

6.1, 6.2b,e; 6.10a,c,d; 6.17c,d; 6.19; 6.26; 6.27, 6.28

7.1, 7.2b,e; 7.10a,c,d; 7.17c,d; 7.19; 7.26; 7.27, 7.28

8.1, 8.2b,e; 8.10a,c,d; 8.17c,d; 8.19; 8.26; 8.27, 7.28

Debate/Essay Kit, p. 28

"Should You Clone Your Pet?"

6.1; 6.2e; 6.11; 6.14; 6.18; 6.19; 6.26, 6.27

7.1, 7.2e, 7.11; 7.14; 7.18a,b,c; 7.19; 7.26, 7.27

8.1, 8.2e, 8.11; 8.14; 8.18a,b,c; 8.19; 8.26, 8.27

The Lazy Editor, p. 30

"Would You Want This Job?"

6.14d; 6.19c; 6.20b; 6.21c

7.14d; 7.19c; 7.20b; 7.21

8.14d; 8.19c; 8.20b; 8.21

You Write It, p. 32

"The Monster King"

6.12b; 6.18; 6.19

7.12b; 7.18a,c; 7.19

8.12b; 8.18a, c; 8.19

 

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