Here at Scope, we are always looking for ways to engage and inspire your students—and to help YOU make the most of every minute of your precious class time. We know that time is one of the biggest challenges you face as you work through standards, build skills and knowledge, and support all your levels of learners.
That is why the “do-now” activities we’ve incorporated into each lesson plan are among my favorite additions to Scope this year. We designed these to be quick (5 minutes!) and effective ways to introduce complex stories. These activities may challenge students to consider a big idea or question they will explore in an article, activate prior knowledge on a particular subject, or build empathy for a person they will be "meeting" in a story. Our goal is for each do-now activity to spark your students’ curiosity and make them excited to read—from the moment they step into your classroom.
Find the do-now activities at the beginning of each lesson plan in your printed Teachers Guide.