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An overview of the current issue, including featured skills, activity sheets, videos, and more for every article and story. Explore each individual article below to get its resources.

This powerful article tells the story of two brothers who journeyed from war-torn Syria to a new home in America.

Featured Skill: 

key ideas and details

Audio: 
Hear the article, poem, and vocabulary words read aloud.
Video: 
Behind the Scenes
Activity Sheet: 
  • Preparing to Write: The Lives of Refugees
  • Video Discussion Questions
  • Close-Reading and Critical-Thinking Questions
  • Read, Think, Explain: Nonfiction Elements 
    (two levels)
  • Vocabulary: Definitions and Practice
  • Quiz (two levels)
  • Core Skill: Summarizing (two levels)
  • Core Skill: Central Ideas and Details (two levels)
  • Core Skill: Text Evidence (two levels)
  • Core Skill: Tone (two levels)
  • Contest Entry Form

A famous Greek myth comes to life in your classroom.
Vocabulary Slideshow

Featured Skill: 

character

Audio: 
Hear the character names read aloud.
Activity Sheet: 
  • Character: Analyzing Hercules
  • Close-Reading and Critical-Thinking Questions
  • Pronunciation Guide
  • Glossary of Literary Terms
  • Quiz (two levels)
  • Core Skill: Mood (two levels)
  • Contest Entry Form

Two nonfiction texts explore where dogs came from and how the relationship between dogs and humans has changed over time.

Featured Skill: 

synthesis

Audio: 
Hear the articles and vocabulary words read aloud.
Activity Sheet: 
  • Synthesis (two levels)
  • Vocabulary: Definitions and Practice
  • Video Discussion Questions
  • Close-Reading and Critical-Thinking Questions
  • Quiz (two levels)
  • Core Skill: Text Features
  • Core Skill: Text Structures
  • Contest Entry Form

A boy becomes a hero in this delightful tale with a supernatural twist.

Featured Skill: 

character

Audio: 
Hear the story and informational text read aloud.
Activity Sheet: 
  • Comparing Characters (two levels)
  • Close-Reading and Critical-Thinking Questions
  • DIY Vocabulary
  • Vocabulary (informational text)
  • Quiz (two levels)
  • Core Skill: Inference
  • Contest Entry Form

More and more people are ditching their smartphones and getting flip phones instead. Students evaluate arguments on both sides of the debate, and then write their own argument essays.

Featured Skill: 

supporting an argument; central ideas and details

Audio: 
Hear the vocabulary words read aloud.
Activity Sheet: 
  • Guided Writing: The Argument Essay
  • Argument-Essay Checklist
  • Great Transitions Handout
  • Vocabulary: Definitions & Practice
  • Quiz (two levels)

This bite-sized nonfiction text explores the importance of experiencing failure and how it can help us succeed.
Slideshow: Famous Fails

Featured Skill: 

supporting a claim

Audio: 
Hear the article and vocabulary words read aloud.
Activity Sheet: 
  • The Short Write Kit: Constructing a Response
  • Vocabulary: Definitions and Practice
  • Quiz (two levels)

Students correct grammatical errors and revise sloppy writing in a short nonfiction article about America’s most bizarre laws.
Available on three levels!

Activity Sheet: 
  • Spell-Check Errors
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Possessives
  • Shifts in Person

Students practice using their, there, and they're while learning about the body language of canines.

Featured Skill: 

conventions of standard English

Activity Sheet: 
  • Their, There, and They're

Students hone their descriptive writing skills while reading about Dallol, Ethiopia.

Featured Skill: 

descriptive writing, revision

Activity Sheet: 
  • Model Text
  • Contest Entry Form