A new ELA resource from Scholastic

Transform Your Classroom

with Storyworks Jr.

our multigenre reading resource

For 3rd-graders, 2nd-grade readers, and struggling readers in the upper grades

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Amazing Multigenre Stories That’ll Thrill Your Students

Engaging topics including nonfiction, fiction, paired texts, poetry, and more. Articles increase in length and complexity throughout the year. Stories include standout visuals with learning objectives, key skills, and standards correlations.

Powerful Differentiation Tools That Ensure Every Child Can Read Them

Stories are accessible for all students in up to four levels. Videos include narration, footage and photos to guide through the story. Vocabulary Slide Shows are perfect for auditory, visual and English-language learners.

Incredible Teacher Support That’ll Align to Your State Standards

Teacher’s Guides contain step-by-step lesson plans. A rich array of activities help strengthen reading and writing skills. Formative assessments echo language used in rigorous state tests. Teaching Tips offer creative learning extensions.
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The All-in-One One Digital Package That Comes With Every Story

Story details

A brief overview of the story, including the learning objective, key skills, and standards correlations


Leveling information, plus downloadable versions of the story in various reading levels

Teaching Tips

Bonus ideas for fun learning extensions


Supportive content such as our showstopping Video Read-Aloud and Vocab Slideshows, as well as audio versions for various readers

Skills sheets

Downloadable teaching materials, including activities and quizzes

View sample stories

Click on a Story Card to see all of your teaching materials!


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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Paragraph Power

This Cracker Survived the Titanic

And someone paid a lot of money to own it!

This Cracker Survived the Titanic

Lexile: 600


DRA: 38


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Storyworks Jr. is a gamechanger of a resource in the third-grade classroom. I will never get tired of hearing the kids' oohs and ahhs as they say, "Yay, it's the new Storyworks Jr.! Can we have independent reading now?" Nor will I tire of being able to depend on high-quality, creative writing and teaching resources that kids and I love.

Ann Rider, Grade 3 teacher, Short Hills, New Jersey

Everything is just perfect for third grade. I cannot say this enough, our classes are learning so much and we have just started with the first issue!

Kim Murphy, Grade 3 teacher, Colorado

My students cannot wait for each new issue of Storyworks Jr. to arrive! The stories capture their attention in such a way that they want to read them over and over again. And the teacher resources promote close reading and critical thinking. I am so lucky to be able to use this thoughtfully crafted and inspiring resource with my students. I love it as much as they do.

Tara Rogic, K-5 Special Education Teacher, Hewitt, New Jersey

Storyworks Jr. has been incredible for students who need extra support with nonfiction text structures. My fifth-grade students love the Video Read-Alouds, and we have a blast reading about the variety of topics the magazine offers. Storyworks Jr. is all about active engagement. What more could a teacher and her students want?

Jennifer Saul, RTI Grade 5 teacher, Mamaroneck, New York

Your Subscription Includes

32 pages of knowledge-building texts
in multiple genres including nonfiction, fiction, and more
Activities and assessments
to help build foundational and comprehension skills
Differentiation tools
Stories at various Lexile levels, audio, and video
Step-by-step lesson plans
for whole class, small-group, and independent instruction
Alignments to the Common Core, TEKS, and other state standards
A wide range of levels
Lexile from 450 to 800; DRA between 24 and 40, and Guided Reading Levels starting at L

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From the Editor

Kara Corridan, Executive Editor, explains what teachers love most about Storyworks Jr.

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