See what’s coming up in your September issue!
From War to America
This powerful article tells the incredible story of two brothers who journeyed from war-torn Syria to start a new life in America.
Skills: key ideas and details, inference, tone, central ideas and details, text evidence, summarizing
Video: Behind the Scenes with the Author
Audio: Hear the article, poem, and vocabulary read aloud
Hercules the Mighty
In this touching and humorous play, Hercules transforms from an unhappy and insecure teenager to a powerful man who embraces the qualities that make him different.
Skills: character, inference, word choice, tone, character’s motivation
Audio: Pronunciation of character names
The Amazing History of Dogs
Two nonfiction texts explore where the dog came from and how the relationship between dogs and humans has changed over time.
Skills: synthesis, text structure, vocabulary in context, key ideas, supporting details, summarizing, text features
Audio: Hear the articles and vocabulary words read aloud
Into the Storm
A boy becomes a hero in this delightful tale with a supernatural twist. We’ve paired the story with an informational text about the historical figure on whom one of the story’s characters is based.
Skills: character, point of view, text structure, word choice, inference, mood
Audio: Hear the story, informational text, and vocabulary words read aloud