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Sneak Peek! Your September Issue

By the editors of Scope
July 30, 2021

We’re excited to share with you what we’ve been working on for the first issue of the year. The September issue of Scope will be going out to classrooms and available at Scope Online in a few weeks. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek.


Nonfiction: Through the eyes of an 11-year-old boy and a Coast Guard officer, this moving nonfiction feature tells the remarkable true story of the heroic boaters who carried thousands of people to safety on September 11, 2001.

Featured Skill: supporting a claim


Paired Texts: Two nonfiction articles explore the history—and future—of video games.

Featured Skill: synthesis


Play: Students will love performing this action-packed play about the Trojan War. Plus! Don’t miss our slideshow “Mythology in Modern Language” and our knowledge-building podcast episode, “An Interview With Achilles.”

Featured Skill: literary analysis


Short Read: In this bite-sized article, students learn about the challenges of going to the bathroom in space and how NASA is working to solve the problem.

Featured Skill: constructed response     


Debate/Essay Kit: Should school start later? Students read arguments on both sides of the debate and take a stand.

Featured Skill: argument writing 


You Be the Editor: Students learn about Coober Pedy, a town in Australia built partially underground, while honing writing and revision skills.

Featured Skills: editing and revising 


Poem: A beautiful poem by Gary Soto about family and memories can be used as a model for students to write their own poems.

Featured Skills: analyzing and writing poetry


Grammar: Students practice using its and it’s while learning about some of the strangest and deadliest tongues in the animal kingdom.

Featured Skill: conventions of standard English


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