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Sneak Peek! Your May Issue

By the editors of Scope
April 2, 2020

As most of you adjust to remote teaching, we want to share with you what you will find in the May issue Scope, which will be available at Scope Online in just a few weeks. Plus, find lots of answers about teaching remotely with Scope here and find remote learning resources here


Play: Students will love performing our action-packed play based on the famous Arthurian legend.

Skills: narrative writing, text structure, character, interpreting text, key ideas


Fiction In a Flash: After reading a heartfelt story, students complete an activity focused on making inferences, then write their own stories.

Skills: inference, narrative writing


Narrative Nonfiction: On August 13, 1967, two women were attacked and killed by grizzly bears in Glacier National Park. This fascinating article explains how that tragic night changed America’s national parks—and ideas about grizzlies—forever.

Skills: key ideas, author's craft, cause and effect, tone, text structure


Paired Texts: A fascinating nonfiction article explores the science of fear and phobias. The article is paired with an Ethiopian folktale about a boy who sets out on a journey to conquer his fears.

Skills: synthesis, key ideas and details, plot, character, integrating ideas, interpreting text, symbolism, theme


Short Read: This bite-sized nonfiction article explores the fascinating science and history of food flavoring.

Skills: text structure, central ideas and details, text evidence        


Debate/Essay Kit: Some scientists say that future technology could make it possible to implant our phones in our brains. But is that a good idea? Students read arguments on both sides of the debate, and then write an essay expressing their opinion.

Skills: supporting a claim, central ideas and details


You Be the Editor: Students hone their writing and revision skills while learning how goats are helping to prevent wildfires in California.

Skills: descriptive writing, revision


Poem: After reading a poem by Jennifer Dignan, students write their own advice poems.

Skills: analyzing poetry, symbolism


Grammar: Students practice using to, too, and two while learning about five things invented by young people.

Skill: conventions of standard English

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