By Kara Corridan

We could talk about how much we love teachers all day. Luckily, Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity to do just that! As we go about our jobs here at Storyworks and Storyworks Jr., we constantly ask ourselves: How can we make teachers' lives easier and more joyful? And one of our absolute favorite things is connecting with teachers and hearing all about what you do and how you do it...

By Allison Friedman

Storyworks’s February nonfiction feature will have your students on the edge of their seats. It tells the riveting story of two World War I ships that collided in Halifax Harbor in 1917, causing one of the most powerful explosions in history—a devastating blast that ripped through the Canadian towns of Halifax and Dartmouth. After reading about this shocking and little-known disaster, your students will no doubt be eager to learn more...

By Beth Basinger

Editor's note: We were first introduced to fourth-grade ELA teacher Beth Basinger in our conversations with model teachers from the Cypress-Fairbanks (Cy-Fair) ISD in Texas. She instantly blew us away with a simple yet brilliant teaching strategy that links reading and writing in a super-effective way! Check out her strategy below and try it out in your classroom...

By Genia Connell

For the last few years, the most popular books in my classroom library have been the I Survived series. Each year, several students seem to discover these historical fiction adventures, and they read one after the other. Because many third graders are beginning to notice the world around them, the iconic disasters and historical events depicted in these engaging books are high-interest topics...

By Anna Starecheski

World Read Aloud Day is coming up on February 1st, and all of us here at Storyworks and Storyworks Jr. are super excited! We've got several tools to help making reading aloud with your class easier and more fun. We can't wait to hear about how you all celebrate in your classrooms...

By Heather Daymont

Editor's note: Sixth-grade teacher Heather Daymont from Pennsylvania reached out to us with this simple, fabulous extension activity, and we knew we had to share it with all of you! Heather's printable flipbook was designed to use with the Storyworks read-aloud play "The Necklace," but it can be adapted to work with most texts. This is our favorite kind of Genius Teacher Idea! Let us know how it works in your classroom...