Cover Image: 
Storyworks Jr. March/April 2017 Cover

In This Issue

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

View Story Page

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

View Story Page

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

 

View Story Page

Paired Texts

Can Drones Stop Animal Killers?

The surprising way technology impacts poaching

Can Drones Stop Animal Killers?

Lexile: 800L

GRL: Q

DRA: 40

View Story Page

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

View Story Page

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

View Story Page

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

View Story Page

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!

View Story Page

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.”

View Story Page

Read Our Blog

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

Post of the Week!

Share Your #MyStoryworksMoment With Us!

Read more

From The Editor

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

Read the Letter