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?

Scope's October nonfiction feature, "The Flaming Sky," tells the gripping story of the Hindenburg disaster in 1937. But 26 years earlier, a different disaster shook the world: the sinking of the Titanic. The two iconic tragedies are often compared. So we dug up our narrative nonfiction article about the Titanic from our archives just for you and your students. Here's how we suggest you compare and contrast the Hindenburg and the Titanic.

Scope's Debate/Scavenger Hunt provides a fun and engaging way for students to read and evaluate two texts with opposing points of view. Students will practice analyzing two sides of an argument, complete a text-marking activity, participate in a lively classroom debate, and then use our Essay Kit to write their own argument essays.

We LOVE this idea from Lisa King, a middle-school teacher in North Richland Hills, Texas. Students gain a deep understanding of the text while practicing six key reading skills and building reading stamina.

Are there teachers (or administrators) in your life who don't quite get what Scope is all about? Here's a great way to familiarize them with it. In this fun, short video, editor Kristin Lewis walks you through our offerings, including the teacher's guide, activity sheets, videos, and website. Share this video with your colleagues and invite them to explore what Scope can do for their classrooms. Check it out now!

Enter our contest here and you could win a Scope text set for your class today! We’ve carefully curated 12 texts, including some of our favorite Scope features, and bundled them together to create one dazzling multi-genre resource around the theme of courage and resilience.