We love 6th-grade teacher Jim Meininger’s creative gallery-walk idea. Not only is it a great critical-thinking and text-evidence activity, it also gets kids up, moving, and working together.​

Here at Scope, one of our missions is to give your students a window into the writing process. In this post, playwright Spencer Kayden discusses how she created our play Conquer the Sky, a historical fiction drama about the Wright brothers.

Infographics are an important tool for presenting facts, figures, and concepts. Kids encounter these “visual texts” in books and magazines, online, on tests—and on the back page of Scope, of course!

Audio articles are a powerful classroom tool. They can be used for differentiation, fluency, listening comprehension, engagement, and so much more. Every issue of Scope comes with audio versions of several articles, along with the vocabulary words and definitions.

Have you seen our brand-new “You Write It” activity? If not, you’re in for a treat. It’s all about descriptive writing, and we can’t wait for you to try it with your class.

The Lazy Editor is a short and fascinating nonfiction text filled with grammar and writing mistakes for your students to find and fix. From subject-verb disagreement and pronoun problems to repetitive sentence structure, the errors in the Lazy Editor are carefully calibrated to the middle-school writer.