From This Issue

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Nonfiction

How to Save a Baby Elephant

A young elephant in Africa was alone and starving—and attacked by a lion. This is the amazing story of the people who worked hard to keep her alive and send her back into the wild.

How to Save a Baby Elephant

Lexile Level: 590L

Guided Reading: Q

DRA Level: 40

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Fiction

Making Music

The story of a girl, a paper piano, and a song that sends her soaring to the moon

Making Music

Lexile: 560L

GRL: R

DRA: 40

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Play

The Tortoise and the Hare

Aesop’s classic fable teaches a timeless lesson about doing your best

The Tortoise and the Hare

Lexile: n/a

GRL: Q

DRA: 40

 

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Paired Texts

Can Drones Stop Animal Killers?

The surprising way technology impacts poaching

Can Drones Stop Animal Killers?

Lexile: 800L

GRL: Q

DRA: 40

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Poetry

Same Hands

This moving poem explores the relationship between humans and elephants

Same Hands

This moving poem explores the relationship between humans and elephants

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Debate

Should You Always Get a Trophy?

Rewarding everyone on the team might make kids feel good, but some people worry that it sends the wrong message.

Should You Always Get a Trophy?

Lexile: 760L

GRL: Q

DRA: 40

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Paragraph Power

This Kid Is Changing Her City

When Khloe learned about homeless people in her area, she decided to help them.

This Kid Is Changing Her City

Lexile: 610L

GRL: P

DRA: 38

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Grammar Cop

These Facts About Lightning Will Shock You!

Practice using synonyms as you learn about lightning!

These Facts About Lightning Will Shock You!

Practice using synonyms as you learn about lightning!

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One Word Three Ways

One Word Three Ways: Drift

The word of the month is drift. It can mean “a basic understanding,” “to lose focus,” or “to move slowly.”

One Word Three Ways: Drift

The word of the month is drift. It can mean  “a basic understanding,” “to lose focus,” or  “to move slowly.”

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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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