By Adee Braun and Allison Friedman

Storyworks’s May/June feature nonfiction article, “Behind the Wire Fence,” tells the story of Bill Hiroshi Shishima—an 11-year-old American boy of Japanese descent who, along with 120,000 other Japanese Americans, was forced to live in an internment camp during World War II...

By Jackie Rabinoff

Editor's note: Here's our friend Jackie R. from New York, developing a truly fun way to use Storyworks for formative assessment. We love when teachers come up with awesome double-duty ideas like this! It just might be the perfect way to blend student-led learning with formative assessment. Read on and give it a whirl in your classrooms...

By Kara Corridan

Now that the year's final issue of Storyworks Jr. is in classrooms, we're in major fact-finding mode. We're doing class visits and Skypes and sending out questionnaires and surveys, and one of our most important questions is: What story did your students love the most? And a clear winner has emerged: "Escape from Alcatraz," the December/January nonfiction feature.

By Rebecca Leon,
education editor

About a year ago, one of our beloved advisers, a wonderful fourth-grade teacher from New Jersey, reached out to me with a generous offer: She wanted to share her ideas and strategies for helping the English language learners in her classroom. She inspired me to explore what we could do at Storyworks to help you support your students who are acquiring English...

By Aimee Dolan

We are passionate about poetry and make sure we provide at least one poem in every issue of both Storyworks and Storyworks Jr. Many of you find it essential and use the poems faithfully with every issue. Others provide a more targeted poetry focus as part of test-prep season. And still others teach it seasonally during April's National Poetry Month. However you use our poems, these four simple ideas can be right for any classroom. Enjoy!  

By Anna Starecheski

In February, we asked you to join our social media community at #MyStoryworksMoment to share your quintessential and out-of-the-box moments using Storyworks or Storyworks Jr. in your classroom. We've been blown away by all of you! Seeing your moments makes us so happy—you're often the reason I log on to Twitter. I just can't wait to see what you've posted! This is our last round-up of #MyStoryworksMoment tweets for this school year, and we want to thank you for being a part of our community...