Big News

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.



IDEA! If you want to go deeper, have students make their own mood videos, using ours as a model.


We're taking requests! What skill should we explore in our next video? Let us know in the comments below.

We have created a brand-new offering that we are totally obsessed with: a vocabulary slideshow!

It’s great for all your learners, but especially for auditory and visual learners, as well as your ELLs. You can use it on whiteboards, computers, laptops, and tablets. Be sure to do the interactive activity at the end—it's great for the whole class or small groups.

Tell us how YOU plan to use the slideshow in the comments below.


Scope Sneak Peek screengrab


Hi Teachers!

Here at Scope HQ, we are deep into planning for next year. So check back soon to see all the new activities, article formats, and exciting stories that we’ll be bringing you. In the meantime, we’ve made this special sneak preview video to give you a glimpse of what’s in store. Have a look!

All my best,

Have you seen our “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.

Here’s the scoop: We give your students a paragraph full of weak descriptions. Your students must jazz up the writing with sensory details, figurative language, and powerful verbs and adjectives. The activity is scaffolded but leaves room for your students to be creative.   

As always, we’ve created a suite of support materials to help you—including a model text and a lower-level version of the activity. Find these materials and more at Scope Online.

As with so many aspects of Scope, the inspiration for this activity came from you! Many of you have written to us asking for additional support with descriptive writing. Thank you for reaching out. And keep the suggestions coming!