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

Storyworks’ May/June play offers a fascinating glimpse into the life of scientist and nature writer Rachel Carson, whose book Silent Spring exposed the dangers of the pesticide DDT—and sparked the environmental movement in America. We know your students will be deeply inspired by Carson’s bravery and determination, and eager to learn more about both her and what she fought for...

By Anna Starecheski

We couldn't think of a better nonfiction feature for this year's final issue of Storyworks Jr. than Lauren Tarshis's "Disaster in Space," about the Apollo 13 mission. We know that outer space is always a high-interest topic for kids, and we hope that your students will be left hungry for more knowledge about space, NASA, engineering, and more...

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...

By Thomasine Mastrantoni and Deborah Goldstein, the Link Ladies

The Link Ladies are back with their most simple app-style learning lesson yet! If you're intimidated by apps, this is a great way to start! In this lesson, students use the Photos app (yes, the one that comes automatically on your iPhone and iPad!) to create poems reacting to Storyworks content...

By Kriscia Cabral

Kriscia Cabral is a Scholastic Top Teaching blogger and a big fan of Storyworks. Kriscia loves to use reader's theater in her class to build fluency and get kids working together in a unique way. Check out her strategy below and try it in your classroom for some post-testing fun!