The Lazy Editor has had a makeover! It can now be used as a mentor text for learning grammar and editing skills.

We can’t wait to hear about the discussions that ensue after your class reads this issue’s paired text “Could You Become A Mean Meme?” The articles take a timely look at online behavior and privacy. After reading the articles, use these essential questions to kick off a class discussion.

We can't wait for your students to dive into the December/January nonfiction "Escape From Alcatraz"—a gripping story and an unsolved mystery about the infamous 1962 escape from Alcatraz Prison. While we were working on this exciting nonfiction package, we came across lots of fascinating resources. We've collected a few of our favorites for you and your students to explore.

We are so excited that one of our favorite writers, Gordon Korman, author of Restart and Swindle, is joining us for this year's Write-a-Story contest! Gordon wrote three first lines to stories that do not exist. Your students choose their favorite line and use it as a jumping-off point to write their own short work of fiction.

We've put together three quotes about gratitude for you and your students. You can use the quotes as a bell ringer or do-now activity. Perfect for the week of Thanksgiving!

Exploring Genre is a delightful activity that helps students analyze a Scope story through the lens of genre.