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.

Enter our contest here and you could win a Scope text set for your class today! 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 theme 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. And over the past few months, many of you have written to us asking for a short nonfiction text that can be completed in one period. So that is exactly what we've created: the Short Read!

This Sunday marks the 15th anniversary of September 11. It’s hard to imagine that most of your students were not even alive on that day when I can still vividly remember every moment of it. I remember sitting in my 5th-grade classroom and hearing my principal announce what had happened. I remember standing on a street corner with my mom while we watched the smoke rise up from Lower Manhattan. I remember watching the news and seeing the Towers falling again and again.

Check out our delightful new mood video! We made it to accompany our awesomely creepy play The Tell-Tale Heart, but you can use the video to prepare your students to explore the mood of any text.