By 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...

By Rebecca Leon,
education editor

As we head into the renewal season, we’ve heard from many of you about the creative and effective ways you secure funding for your Storyworks and Storyworks Jr. subscriptions. Below, we’ve shared some of these great ideas and created some timesaving tools so that you are sure to have everything you need to begin the 2018-2019 school year with ease...

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 Rebecca Leon,
education editor

We are looking for passionate educators to join our Teacher Advisory Board for the 2018-2019 school year. As part of our board, you would provide essential feedback about our stories and resources while also guiding us on important editorial decisions. Plus, you would have the opportunity to connect and collaborate with your Storyworks colleagues—discussing ways to grow, sharing ideas for student engagement, and more...

By Kara Corridan

On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, I'll be joined in a Facebook Live event by a phenomenal teacher from Brooklyn, Maria Fiordimondo. We'll talk about how to instill in your students a lifelong love of reading. The Storyworks Jr. team got to meet Maria, who teaches high-performing 2nd-grade students, during a school visit earlier this spring, and we were all so heartened by the creative strategies she uses to get her kids excited about reading. In our conversation on Tuesday, Maria will share some of those strategies and explain how she uses them with Storyworks Jr.  

 

 

By Kate Gray

When Kate Gray emailed us to tell us about an incredible learning journey her students had embarked upon after reading a Storyworks article, we were positively beside ourselves. When her class read "Two Miles For a Drink of Water" in the March/April issue of Storyworks, they were struck by the realization that many people around the world don't have access to clean water...