For each issue of the magazine, Scopes Contest Coordinator McKenzie Schwark chooses one winning contest entry to celebrate here on the Scope Ideabook.


Teachers often ask us for a pacing guide. Well, ask and you shall receive! Our brand new pacing guide is hot off the presses. Use this great tool to discover how Scope resources can fit seamlessly into your teaching calendar as you map out the year and as you break out your plans day by day. 

Looking for some practice with synthesis? We've got just the thing! Our new activity is a great way for students to digest two complex texts through text marking, analysis, and writing.

The March 2018 issue of Scope features a thrilling play based on Jules Verne's classic science fiction adventure 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. We've paired the play with a short informational text about the science behind today’s deep-sea exploration. After you read the two texts with your class, explore the fascinating deep-sea resources that we’ve put together.

Thomas Jefferson was obsessed with woolly mammoths, Ulysses S. Grant had a need for speed, and George Washington had a soft spot for stray dogs.

Jennifer Stahl loves to get her students up and out of their chairs as often as possible. So she has her students practice persuasive writing by creating skits. It's totally genius!