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.

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.

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 themes of courage and resilience.

 

We are so excited about our new fiction contest. Superstar writer Lisa Yee, author of Millicent Min and Warp Speed, 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. 

Some of the best features in Scope began with input from YOU. Many of you asked to us to create a short nonfiction text that can be completed in one period. So that is exactly what we've created: the Short Read!

When my students were struggling with multiple-choice questions on quizzes, I decided to try something new: hold a text evidence debate.