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...

By Ann O'Connor

Editor's note: Ann O'Connor, a grade 2-3 teacher from California, told us that she used the Storyworks Jr. nonfiction feature "The Amazing Penguin Rescue," the nonfiction feature in the December 2017/January 2018 issue of Storyworks Jr., as a jumping-off point for a cool science experiment and a simple research project. Here they are—just in time for Penguin Awareness Day on January 20!

By Aimee Dolan

Knowing that as teachers, you aren't always properly recognized for the all-encompassing work you do, we were so blown away to hear about an amazing program to honor top teachers in a Houston, Texas-area district known as Cypress Fairbanks (Cy-Fair). We think you'll be impressed by it too—and we hope that it can be modeled in other districts throughout the country...

By Anna Starecheski

One of our most important goals at Storyworks Jr. is to inspire your kids to want to learn more. The nonfiction article, “Killer Smog,” from the February 2018 issue, is a great way to spark more learning about the environment, current events, and the industrial revolution...

By Anna Starecheski

Here at Storyworks Jr., one of our missions is to open doors of curiosity in your students’ minds. We want our content to grab their attention immediately, and after they read it we want them to itch to learn more...

By Thomasine Mastrantoni and Deborah Goldstein, the Link Ladies

Editor's note: The Link Ladies, two of our favorite library media specialists, have brought us yet another winning app that will make your teaching life easier and make your students excited to learn. This latest app, Tell About This, allows students to record answers to prompts and questions, boosting fluency, comprehension, and confidence. Follow the Link Ladies' simple step-by-step instructions and bring app-based learning into your classroom!