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 Allison Friedman

If there’s one online resource our teachers can’t get enough of, it’s videos. The most consistent piece of feedback we hear about them is “more, please!” I’ve been working on Storyworks videos for 4 years now, and can honestly say that we love producing them as much as you and your students love watching them. But believe it or not, putting together a 5-minute video is no small feat...

By Lauren Tarshis,
Editor, Storyworks

We are positively bursting with excitement over this announcement: The beta version of the brand-new Storyworks website is ready for you to explore! We just couldn't wait to show you what we've been working on, and we hope you'll find the new site beautiful, easy, and intuitive...

By Rebecca Jessee

My students and I were moved after reading about Natalia and other kids who didn't have access to clean water. We found ourselves wrestling with the fact that we are privileged enough to be able to turn on a faucet, purchase a bottle of water, shower, wash our hands — all without worrying whether we have water, or whether our water was safe. My students asked me: "Ms. Jessee, what are we going to do about this?"

By Anna Starecheski

Our winner for the February issue of Storyworks Jr. is Mickey M! Mickey sent us a powerful entry to our Smog contest. Students were asked to write a paragraph about what happens when we don't have clean air. Check out Mickey's entry below...

By Allie Spiva

Allie Spiva, a 5th-grade teacher advisor from Florida, takes great advantage of the engaging articles in Storyworks, especially in late spring when she wants to keep her students focused. She has developed a "Make a Choice Monday" strategy that allows her class to use the articles and debates that they want to explore further, but couldn't tie into their previous curriculum units...