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Sneak Peek! Your February Issue

By the editors of Scope
December 22, 2020

We’re excited to share with you what we’ve been working on for the February issue Scope, which will be available at Scope Online in the new year. In the meantime, you can discover lots of ideas and get information about teaching remotely with Scope here.

Narrative Nonfiction: This gripping World War II narrative tells the story of the sinking of the Indianapolis, the captain who was unfairly blamed, and the middle schooler who fought to clear his name.

Featured Skill: key ideas and details

Play: Students will have a new hero after reading this inspiring play about Olympic track star Wilma Rudolph.

Featured Skill: key ideas and details

Fiction: This humorous work of science fiction by Rebecca Stead tells the story of a family with a very peculiar problem.

Featured Skill: narrative writing

Paired Texts: A nonfiction article about the fascinating history of sneakers is paired with an interview with a sneaker designer.

Featured Skill: synthesis

Short Read: This bite-sized nonfiction article explores the totally gross, totally true story of the Kentucky meat shower.

Featured Skill: constructed response     

Debate/Essay Kit: Is it time to get rid of cash? Students read arguments on both sides of the debate and take a stand.

Featured Skill: argument writing

You Be the Editor: Students hone their writing and revision skills while learning about auroras.

Featured Skills: editing and revising

Poem: Students analyze the meaning of a beautiful poem by Georgia Heard.

Featured Skill: analyzing poetry

Grammar: Students practice using plurals and possessives while learning about several of the loudest animals on Earth.

Featured Skill: conventions of standard English

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