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In This Issue

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Nonfiction

Into the Dark Water

Jack Thayer, 17, was on the Titanic, the ship everyone was talking about. But then it began to sink.

Into the Dark Water

Lexile Level: 580L

Guided Reading: N

DRA Level: 28

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Fiction

Clean Start

A boy’s secret robot goes awry in this charming story by Marlane Kennedy.

Clean Start

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Play

The Empty Pot

Lan was supposed to grow a beautiful flower for the Emperor...

The Empty Pot

Lexile: n/a

GRL: n/a

DRA: n/a

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Paired Texts

Hamburger History / Tacos Take Over

The fascinating stories behind two of America’s favorite foods

Hamburger History / Tacos Take Over

Lexile: 670L

GRL: N

DRA: 28

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Poetry

Titanic Remembers April 16, 1912

This powerful poem brings a fresh perspective to the sinking of the Titanic

Titanic Remembers April 16, 1912

This powerful poem brings a fresh perspective to the sinking of the Titanic

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Word Power

The Power of Stink

In nature, horrible smells help animals survive.

The Power of Stink

In nature, horrible smells help animals survive.

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Debate

Is It Fair to Ban Fidget Spinners?

This year, many schools are saying "no way" to these gadgets. Is that a good thing?

Is It Fair to Ban Fidget Spinners?

Lexile: 690L

GRL: N

DRA: 24

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Paragraph Power

Jesselyn Silva, Tough Girl

Jesselyn believes she can do anything. She believes you can too!

Jesselyn Silva, Tough Girl

Lexile: 540L

GRL: M

DRA: 24

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Grammar Cop

Animals With Jobs

Practice capitalization while you learn about some amazing working animals.

Animals With Jobs

Practice capitalization while you learn about some amazing working animals.

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One Word Three Ways

One Word Three Ways: Volume

The word of the month is volume. It can mean "amount," loudness," or "one book of a set."

One Word Three Ways: Volume

The word of the month is volume. It can mean "amount," loudness," or "one book of a set."

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From the Editor

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

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