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In This Issue

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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Read Our Blog

It's packed with simple, spectacular ideas for using Storyworks Jr. in your classroom.

Post of the Week!

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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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