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In This Issue

Nonfiction

The Boston Molasses Flood of 1919

A bizarre and little-known tragedy had a huge impact on one community.

The Boston Molasses Flood of 1919

Lexile Level: 610L

Guided Reading: R

DRA Level: 40

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Fiction

Dad, the Disco King

Winnie loves her dad. But something crazy happens when he hits the dance floor.

Dad, the Disco King

Lexile: 450L

GRL: R

DRA: 40

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Play

When Girls Ruled Baseball

When our country was fighting in World War II, many baseball players became soldiers. Who was left to play ball? Girls.

When Girls Ruled Baseball

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Paired Texts

Scream Machines

Take a wild ride through the history of the modern roller coaster.

Scream Machines

Lexile: 710L

GRL: Q

DRA: 40

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Poetry

A Slash of Blue

Emily Dickinson’s beautiful poem uses imagery to describe the sky.

A Slash of Blue

Emily Dickinson’s beautiful poem uses imagery to describe the sky.

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Debate

Are Kids' Menus a Good Idea?

Lots of children like the food choices. But is it wise to always eat the same not-so-healthy items?

Are Kids' Menus a Good Idea?

Lexile: 810L

GRL: Q

DRA: 40

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Paragraph Power

Meet Mayor Stubbs

In a small town, this cat is in charge.

Meet Mayor Stubbs

Lexile: 570L

GRL: Q

DRA: 40

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Grammar Cop

Now That's Old!

Practice contractions while you learn about some seriously old creatures.

Now That's Old!

Practice contractions while you learn about some seriously old creatures.

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One Word Three Ways

One Word Three Ways: Spring

The word of the month is spring. It can mean "a fountain or flow of water," "to grow or appear suddenly," and "the season between winter and summer."

One Word Three Ways: Spring

The word of the month is spring. It can mean "a fountain or flow of water," "to grow or appear suddenly," and "the season between winter and summer."

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Read Our Blog

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

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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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