Don't Miss Storyworks Jr.'s Nonfiction: the Titanic!

Anna Starecheski

We know there's still plenty of summer left, but many of you are deep into planning for the year ahead. We've been hard at work too, and we just can't resist sharing the stories we're so excited about! Check back here every Tuesday for a new special teaser of upcoming content in Storyworks and Storyworks Jr.!

This week, we're psyched about the nonfiction feature in the September issue of Storyworks Jr.: "Into the Dark Water."

The topic is one that's always a home-run with students: the sinking of the Titanic. This riveting feature by the fabulous Lauren Tarshis tells the story of the doomed ship through the eyes of 17-year-old Jack Thayer. Jack was a passenger who miraculously survived, even after jumping off the sinking ship into the icy water. Our story has rich vocabulary and a skills focus on Text Features. 

Right now, I'm working on the Video Read-Aloud for this story (Not familiar? Check out this one from last year's September issue), and I cannot wait for your students to see it! Like pretty much everyone, I've been a bit obsessed with the Titanic ever since I saw the movie as a middle schooler, so I was extremely excited to work on this video. I think I can safely say: It's gonna be a great one!

Tune back in next Tuesday for our next Teaser Tuesday!

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