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STANDARDS

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Meet Today’s Most Important Academic Standards

CALENDAR

Support Your Growing Readers All Year Long 

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ONLINE RESOURCES

Customize Instruction with Powerful Online Resources

 

 

Multiple Reading Levels

Many stories are available at lower- and higher-Lexile® levels to help you effectively differentiate instruction. Our narrative nonfiction also comes in a starter level, for your most struggling readers.

 

Vocabulary

Challenging academic and domain-specific words are defined on the page. Slideshows highlight key vocab words and include pronunciation, images, and definitions. Printable activities emphasize learning in context.

 

Activities and Quizzes

Available at multiple reading levels, they allow you to tailor lessons to the individual needs of each student. Each one is based on rigorous standards. Quizzes are modeled on standardized tests.

 

Videos

In our video read-alouds, the author reads the narrative nonfiction story, while authentic footage and photos provide background knowledge. A game-changer! Also available: Behind-the-Scenes and Author Visits

 

Audio 

Available for many stories, audio helps students increase fluency, and supports auditory and visual learners. No computerized voices—only real people!

 

Can't-Miss Teaching Extras

These are learning extensions curated for each story in the issue, and they're already a teacher favorite. Keep the learning going with related videos, infographics, books, and fascinating facts your students won't forget.

TEACHING SUPPORT

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We've Done the Prep Work for You!

FUNDING SUPPORT

READING AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

Build the Knowledge and Skills Your Students Need Most

 

 

Our Reading Kits come with every issue and include activities to support teaching key ELA skills—the ones that will best aid your students in reading comprehension and test-readiness. Create a personalized package to fit your own scope and sequence (see STANDARDS for more).

 

Pause and Think questions embedded in our nonfiction stories are quick comprehension checks to ensure that students read carefully and understand the basic meaning of the text.

 

Think and Read boxes set a purpose for reading and prompt students to focus on one key reading skill per story. These connect to our Think and Write boxes at the end of each story, which ask students to respond to a question related to the skill focus.

 

In-magazine activities help students hone vocabulary, grammar, and paragraph-writing skills—and have fun while doing it.