Hello teachers! I wish you could come to our New York offices and listen in on some of our discussions (and share some of the delicious coffee we get across the street). Really, all we talk about is YOU...

By Anna Starecheski

For Storyworks Jr.'s "One of a KIND" contest in the October/November issue, we asked students to describe a time they had trouble fitting in. This month's spotlight winner, Ransym W, was chosen as a winner because of her detailed, honest, and original essay.

By Kara Corridan

This isn’t the first time we’ve told you about our Video Read-Aloud. But knowing we have lots of new teachers who've started using Storyworks Jr., we want to make sure no one misses this fun and effective teaching tool, which we’re positive your students will love.

By Molly Redner

Editor's Note: When third-grade teacher Molly Redner, a model teacher from the Cypress-Fairbanks ISD in Texas, mentioned her Friendship Club to us, our jaws dropped. Wait until you read about this special group. Do you have a similar program in your school? We want to hear about it!

By Anna Starecheski

One of my favorite parts of my job is managing student writing contests. On the Ideabook, we like to highlight extraordinary student writing through our Student Writer Spotlight. Our fantastic student writer for the Storyworks October/November issue is Danilo B! Danilo sent us an amazing entry to the Good Deed contest.

By Lauren Tarshis,
Editor, Storyworks

As I work on my Storyworks articles and I Survived books, I’m always wishing that I could bring your students along with me on my research journeys. And finally my dream is coming true. I am writing to you to invite you and your students to join me on a “virtual field trip” to the Museum of the American Revolution, an amazing new museum in Philadelphia...