See what’s coming up in your May issue!
“I Wanted My Life Back”
In this gripping article, a 13-year-old is gravely injured in a snowboarding accident—and fights through a difficult recovery.
Skills: applying ideas, mood, author’s craft, character traits, figurative language, key ideas, text features, analyzing the development of an idea, text structure
Audio: Hear the article and vocabulary read aloud
The Doomed Quest
In this exciting play based on the ancient myth of Gilgamesh, a king sets out to become immortal. We’ve paired the play with a fascinating informational text that explores the science behind living forever.
Skills: supporting analysis, character, inference, interpreting text, text structure, tone, author’s craft, supporting evidence
Audio: Here the informational text read aloud
“Are These Stories Real? (Nope.)” and “The Story That Got Away”
This meaningful paired texts package explores why fake news is a problem and what can be done to stop it. An informational text about fake news from the 15th century until today is paired with a Jewish folktale about a boy who learns a lesson about rumors.
Skills: synthesis, author’s craft, key ideas, text features, inference, theme, key details
Audio: Hear the article, folktale, and vocabulary words read aloud