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Your December 2016 / January 2017 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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Play

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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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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