Meet your most important ELA objectives with Scope’s engaging multi-genre content, rich skill-building support material, and thrilling videos.

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Here’s how we help you make Scope’s challenging content accessible to students of all levels.

Scaffolded Activities at Different Levels

Our quizzes along with most activity sheets in each issue are offered in two levels: higher-level (HL) with less scaffolding and lower-level (LL) with more scaffolding.
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Click here for examples of our Read, Think, Explain: Identifying Nonfiction Elements activity »


Scholastic Scope

Core Skills Workout

With every issue of Scope, you’ll get a series of skill-based activities that will help your students “bulk up” in the skills they need to become strong, analytical readers. Skills covered: central ideas and details, inference, text evidence, mood, tone, text features, and text evidence. These skills will support your reading program no matter what your scope and sequence.
Learn more about our Core Skills Workout here »

Scholastic Scope

Differentiated Performance Tasks

In the Student Edition, each major feature includes
a culminating writing activity intended for on-level
students. In the Teacher’s Guide, we offer two
additional tasks: one for higher-level
students and one for lower-level students.
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Scope’s popular videos are a great way to engage
students, build visual literacy, and set a purpose for reading. Scope videos are also rigorous enough to function as their own “texts” and always come with a set of discussion questions designed to foster purposeful viewing and critical thinking.
Browse our videos here »

Audio Articles

Hearing an article read aloud can unlock a challenging text for struggling readers as well as build listening-comprehension skills for all learners. Audio versions are available for our narrative-nonfiction features, as well as our paired texts articles, poems, vocabulary lists, and selected short texts.
Browse our audio offerings here »

Lazy Editor

In our delightful Lazy Editor activity, a short and fascinating nonfiction text that appears in each issue, students find and correct grammar and writing mistakes. For each type of error, we provide a follow-up activity sheet online for students who need extra practice.
Less-challenging and more-challenging versions of each Lazy Editor are available as printable PDFs on our website. The less-challenging version covers just one grammar or writing concept per article, while the more-challenging version includes higher-level skills.
Click here to see a sample Lazy Editor from the September issue »

Vocabulary Slideshows

Our interactive vocabulary slideshows help unlock challenging vocabulary words and build listening-comprehension skills for all learners.
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Idioms and Common Expressions

Our idiom glossaries are designed to help your ELLs access a Scope text and to alert you to possible expressions that might be challenging.
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