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?

Here at Scope, we’re already cooking up some truly fantastic stories for next year—and we just couldn't wait to share them with you. Here’s a taste of what you have to look forward to in the September issue of Scope.


We get so many wonderful entries to our student writing contests! As Scopes Contest Coordinator, I get to choose one winning contest entry each month to celebrate here on the Scope Ideabook. I hope that sharing these entries with your students will encourage them to enter future contests and provide them with some helpful examples of successful entries.

My Twitter feed is bursting with amazing ideas from teachers who are using Scope in all sorts of creative ways. Here is a small sampling of the recent “seen on Twitter” posts from Scope teachers across the country. I hope you'll be an inspired as I am!

When we teamed up with Gordon Korman for this year’s Write-a-Story fiction contest, we knew we were going to get some fantastic entries. But we were truly overwhelmed by the incredible talent and creativity of your students! We received more than 1,400 entries! And now we are thrilled to announce that the winner of Scope’s 2017/18 Write-a-Story Contest is...

As we start thinking about what will go into the pages of Scope next year, we want your students to pitch us their very best ideas for Scope nonfiction articles.