Why are nearly half a million students reading Storyworks Jr.?

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Unforgettable Articles and Stories


Every genre. Every issue.

The first step in a learning journey begins with a spark of curiosity. Our fascinating, important stories ignite a sense of wonder, whether it’s in nonfiction, fiction, drama, poetry, or a surprising text pairing.

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Powerful Differentiation Tools 

Because no two students learn the same way.

Every curious student deserves access to our stories, including struggling readers and English language learners. Differentiation tools like leveled articles, exciting audio versions (also leveled), vocabulary slideshows, and award-winning "Behind the Scenes" videos build background knowledge and support all kinds of learners.

Amazing Teaching Support 

Because we care as much as you do.

A 16-page Teachers’s Guide offers step-by-step lesson plans, close-reading and critical-thinking questions for every story, and inspiring ideas for scaffolded lessons and project-based activities. A vast selection of online activities and quizzes focus on key ELA skills most critical to building analytical reading, writing, and test-taking confidence.

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Glowing Reviews

Because our teachers love Storyworks Jr. as much as their students do.

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Storyworks Jr. is a game-changer of a resource in the third-grade classroom. It’s filled with high-quality, creative writing and teaching resources that kids and I love.”


Ann Rider

Grade 3 Teacher

Short Hills, NJ

“Everything is just perfect for third grade. I cannot say this enough. Our classes are learning so much, and we’ve just started!”


Kim Murphy

Grade 3 Teacher

Centennial, CO

Storyworks Jr. has been incredible for students who need extra support with nonfiction text structures. My fifth-grade students love the video read-alouds. Storyworks Jr. is all about active engagement. What more could a teacher want?”


Jennifer Saul

RTI Grade 5 Teacher

Mamaroneck, NY

State Standards Alignment

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Because we know the challenges of your state's rigorous standards.

Storyworks Jr. fully aligns to English Language Arts state standards. Our teaching support package includes skills sheets, quizzes, and authentic writing activities. These promote critical thinking and boost students' reading and writing skills.

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Take a closer look at Storyworks Jr.'s dynamic ELA resources.

All of the genres and skills you need to teach

Six 32-page print magazines and extensive digital resources for grades 2–3

32 pages of multigenre, cross-curricular stories

Narrative nonfiction, fiction, debates, and more make up our compelling, knowledge-building articles that support science and social studies.

A wide range of levels

Customize instruction with a choice of reading levels — 400L–800L; GRL: L and up; DRA: 28–38

Activities and assessments

All key ELA skills are covered and build analytic reading and writing skills.

Step-by-step lesson plans

These include questions for higher-level thinking, plus ideas for whole-class, small-group, independent, and ELL instruction.

Differentiation tools 

You’ll get stories at multiple Lexile® levels, plus videos, audio, vocabulary slideshows, and more.


All content fully aligns to the Common Core, TEKS, and other rigorous state standards.

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