Hello teachers! Here at Scope HQ, we are always asking ourselves how we can best support you in your classroom: What problems can we help you solve? What challenges can we help you overcome? How can we help make your days more joyful?

The May 2018 issue of Scope features A Walk on the Moon, a heartwarming play about a young girl’s experience of the 1969 moon landing. We’ve paired the play with a letter about the moon landing from a soldier in Vietnam. After reading both texts with your class, explore the awe-inspiring resources that we’ve put together for you here.

We can’t wait for you and your students to pick up the May issue of Scope and read about 11-year-old Abbie Wallace, who, like a growing number of kids around the country, is saying no to birthday presents and asking friends to donate to charity instead.

The May 2018 issue of Scope features a gripping nonfiction article that will draw your students into the fascinating world of the American wolf.

Here at Scope, we go to great lengths to research each article and story in the magazine. And those journeys can take us down some rather unusual research paths—from tracking down a rare Revolutionary War diary to talking to a chef in England who specializes in making fish head pies. Here are some of the most bizarre and delightful things that the editors of Scope have done in the name of research.

We often hear that a big hurdle students face is simply knowing the language of tests—the "instructional language" or "academic talk" that includes words like explain, describe, and conclude.