From The February Issue

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Nonfiction

The Evil Swirling Darkness

The incredible story of a family and a storm chaser caught in a tornado

The Evil Swirling Darkness

Lexile Level: 750L

Guided Reading: Q

DRA Level: 40

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Fiction

The Popsicle-Stick Bridge

A school project helps Cassandra see her partner in a new light

The Popsicle-Stick Bridge

Lexile: 500L

GRL: P

DRA: 38

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Play

The Day Mrs. Parks Was Arrested

This moving play tells the story of one of our country’s civil rights heroes

The Day Mrs. Parks Was Arrested

Lexile: n/a

GRL: Q

DRA: 40

 

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Paired Texts

What Makes Charlie Awesome?

These paired texts promote kindness and acceptance

What Makes Charlie Awesome?

Lexile: 530L

GRL: P

DRA: 38

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Poetry

Zipper-Up Zack

Your students will giggle their way through this lighthearted poem

Zipper-Up Zack

Your students will giggle their way through this lighthearted poem

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Debate

Do I Still Need a Booster Seat?

Maya wants out. Her mom says she’s not ready yet.

Do I Still Need a Booster Seat?

Lexile: 620L

GRL: P

DRA: 38

 

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Paragraph Power

Guess What This Bear’s Job Is!

At a special place in Montana, grizzly bears are put to work.

Guess What This Bear’s Job Is!

Lexile: 740L

GRL: O

DRA: 34

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Grammar Cop

Tongue Tricks You Won't Forget!

Practice using there, their, and they’re as you learn about the craziest tongues in the world!

Tongue Tricks You Won't Forget!

Practice using there, their, and they’re as you learn about the craziest tongues in the world!

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One Word Three Ways

One Word Three Ways: Hand

The word of the month is hand. It can mean “the body part at the end of the arm,” “the cards held by a player in a card game,” or “applause.”

One Word Three Ways: Hand

The word of the month is hand. It can mean “the body part at the end of the arm,” “the cards held by a player in a card game,” or “applause.”

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From The September Issue

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Nonfiction

The Snake That's Eating Florida

Deadly pythons are taking over a beautiful park. Can we stop them?

The Snake That's Eating Florida

Lexile Level: 690L

Guided Reading: O

DRA Level: 34

 
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Paired Texts

Hottest/Coldest Places

Two fascinating articles compare the world's most extreme environments.

Hottest/Coldest Places

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Poetry

September

Pencils march and chalk skates in this delightful back-to-school poem.

September

Pencils march and chalk skates in this delightful back-to-school poem.

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Paragraph Power

This Cracker Survived the Titanic

And someone paid a lot of money to own it!

This Cracker Survived the Titanic

Lexile: 600

GRL: P

DRA: 38

 

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Fiction

The Big One

Nobody understands why Joe loves fishing. But one day, he catches something very special.

The Big One

Lexile: 370L

GRL: O

DRA: 34

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Debate

Are Trampolines Too Dangerous?

They seem like tons of fun, but a lot of kids get hurt on them.

Are Trampolines Too Dangerous?

Lexile: 610

GRL: M

DRA: 24

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One Word Three Ways

One Word, Three Ways: Fair

The word of the month is fair. It can mean “following the rules,” “carnival,” or “pale.”

One Word, Three Ways: Fair

The word of the month is fair. It can mean “following the rules,” “carnival,” or “pale.”

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Play

Stone Soup

Hungry strangers bring a small village a big surprise.

Stone Soup

Lexile Level: n/a
Guided Reading Level: P

DRA Level: 38

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Grammar Cop

Manners Around the World

Practice capitalization as you learn some fun facts about eating in other countries!

Manners Around the World

Practice capitalization as you learn some fun facts about eating in other countries!

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