From This Issue

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Nonfiction

Escape From Alcatraz

Your students will be captivated by this tale of an unbelievable prison break.

Escape From Alcatraz

Lexile Level: 620L

Guided Reading: Q

DRA Level: 40

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Fiction

How Bad Could It Be?

A boy learns a valuable lesson about teasing in this thoughtful story

How Bad Could It Be?

Lexile: 430L

GRL: P

DRA: 38

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The Legend of King Midas

Our read-aloud version of a Greek myth drives home the dangers of greed.

The Legend of King Midas

Lexile: n/a

GRL: O

DRA: 34

 

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Paired Texts

Minecraft and LEGO History

Two articles tell the surprising stories behind Minecraft and LEGO bricks.

Minecraft and LEGO History

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Poetry

Who Am I?

This brief poem imparts a big message about our place in the world.

Who Am I?

This brief poem imparts a big message about our place in the world.

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Debate

Should Parents Help Kids With Homework?

Homework can be stressful. But help from Mom and Dad might be the wrong answer.

Should Parents Help Kids With Homework?

Lexile: 710L

GRL: O

DRA: 34

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Paragraph Power

Meet This Bird's Hero

Condors are in danger. But Joe Burnett is doing everything he can to help them.

Meet This Bird's Hero

Lexile: 650L

GRL: N

DRA: 28

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Grammar Cop

Your School, 100 Years Ago

Practice punctuation as you learn what school was like in the olden days

Your School, 100 Years Ago

Practice punctuation as you learn what school was like in the olden days

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One Word Three Ways

One Word Three Ways: Rock

The word of the month is rock. It can mean "to gently move from side to side," "a piece of stone," or "music with a heavy beat."

One Word Three Ways: Rock

The word of the month is rock. It can mean "to gently move from side to side," "a piece of stone," or "music with a heavy beat."

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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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From The Editor

We'd love to hear your feedback! Read a welcome letter from Kara, Executive Editor of Storyworks Jr.

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