See what’s coming up in your March issue!
Blood, Smoke, and Freedom
The incredible true story of a 15-year-old boy who fought in the American Revolution. An excerpt from his diary is included.
Skills: author’s craft, text structure, compare and contrast, inference, interpreting text, supporting details, key details
Video: Virtual Field Trip: The Museum of the American Revolution
Audio: Hear the article and vocabulary read aloud
Into the Deep
Your students will be riveted by this dramatic tale based on the classic novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne. A short informational text about the science behind today’s deep-sea exploration follows the play.
Skills: character, inference, text structure, close reading, critical thinking, synthesis
Vocabulary Slideshow (informational text)
Audio: Hear the informational text and vocabulary (play) read aloud
Swarms of Terror
Two texts explore farming life past and present. The first details the locust swarms that devastated the American prairie in the late 1800s. The second is a personal essay about life on a modern-day farm.
Skills: text structure, author’s craft, key ideas and details, text evidence, close reading, critical thinking, integrating knowledge
Video: Behind the Scenes
Audio: Hear the articles and vocabulary read aloud
You Write It
Which One Would You Eat?
Students use our infographic about two international dishes to write an essay arguing which one they would serve in a restaurant.