I hope you and your students are enjoying the September issue of Scope as much as I am. There are so many stories I love in the issue, but one of my favorites is the Short Read: “They Failed. (And So Can You.)”

You may have noticed some new kids on the Scope activity block. My absolute favorite? The Theme Anticipation Guide!

We are thrilled to offer you an exciting new feature in Scope this year: personalized letters about Scope for you to share with your students' families!

One of the best parts of my job is hitting the road and researching articles to bring to you and your students. Among the many things I love about these journeys are all the fascinating people I get to meet along the way.

This year, Scope's word of the year is courage. To inspire myself and my team, I put together a courage quote board. You might enjoy doing something similar in your classroom.

We can't wait for this incredible article to arrive in your classroom. In "Our World Turned to Water," Scope's October narrative nonfiction, author Lauren Tarshis tells the story of the devastating Louisiana Flood of 2016.