5 Treasures of the New Scope Online

By Kristin Lewis
December 6, 2018

Here at Scope, we're all very excited about our dazzling new website, which debuted at the start of the school year. I hope you’ve had a chance to explore the site and discover the many tools that will make your life easier along with making your students’ learning experiences richer and their outcomes better. As you continue to explore, I want to share with you some of my favorite things about the new site.

Here are a few “secret treasures” of the new Scope Online:

A Great Digital Reading Experience

Our beautiful new story pages present every article or story that appears in the magazine in a reader-friendly format. The story pages have a treasure trove of features, including standards alignments, complexity factors (more on that below), activity sheets, lesson plans, and more.

ELL Support

A Spanish-language version and an audio read-aloud is available for each narrative nonfiction article. These can serve as powerful scaffolds for your Spanish-speaking ELLs. We recommend sharing them with parents as well, for a meaningful school-home connection.

You’ll find the Spanish-language version of an article in the article’s “The Story” tab.

The Scope Ideabook

The Scope Ideabook (which you've already found!) is packed with tips and ideas to help you make the most of your subscription. 

Check out more Ideabook posts here.

Leveled Texts

We provide lower-Lexile versions of our narrative nonfiction features. You can download and print them or share them to Google Classroom. For more differentiation tools, click here.

Complexity Factors

You'll find complexity factors for each article and story on its story page,  just above the Lexile score. These are qualitative measures that highlight the knowledge demands, text structure, language, and vocabulary of each story and article and can be a great way for you to quickly preview how an article may challenge your students.

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