Sneak Peek at Storyworks Jr.: The Hindenburg and a Lively Debate

Anna Starecheski

We know that you're settling into a well-deserved summer vacation, but here at Storyworks Jr. HQ we're already thinking about the fall, and we know that many of you are too! So here's a sneak peek at some content you'll find in your September issue.



We couldn't think of a better way to kick off the year than with a thrilling, super-engaging narrative nonfiction story from Lauren Tarshis! In "The Flaming Sky," students will read about Werner Franz, who was a cabin boy on the Hindenburg when it tragically crashed in Lakehurst, New Jersey. This story comes with a skills focus on cause and effect, and we know your students will be fascinated by Werner's firsthand account of the disaster.

Don't miss the Video Read-Aloud for this story! If you aren't familiar with these videos, learn more here! They're a great way to hook students and to give them additional context as they read a story. This one is going to be great!



We love visiting classrooms and seeing students read our debates. Kids tend to have strong opinions about the topics, and we think this is one that everyone will have lots of feelings about: Are Trampoline Parks Safe? In our simple debate format, students hear arguments on both sides. Trampoline parks are great exercise for kids, but also lead to thousands of emergency room visits. Are these popular birthday party desinations a good idea? 

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