By Anna Starecheski
Columbus Day is approaching, and no matter what your philosophy is about teaching this controversial figure, the holiday provides a great opportunity to teach your students more about exploration! I was thrilled to get to write the Paired Texts feature in the October/November issue of Storyworks Jr. It's all about explorers...
By Anna Starecheski

Something we're always asking ourselves as we're creating an article is: "Will this make students want to learn more?" We always aspire to open doors of curiosity in your students' minds, and we hope that every article can serve as a jumping-off point to further learning. With that in mind, we've created this list of learning extensions to go along with the nonfiction feature from Storyworks' October/November issue: The Search for Pirate Gold...

By Thomasine Mastrantoni and Deborah Goldstein, the Link Ladies
Our favorite library media specialists are back with a new app-based lesson that is guaranteed to engage your students! Using the paired text from the September issue of Storyworks Jr., your students will practice finding and citing text evidence AND opinion writing with this special app smash...
By Anna Starecheski
Are there teachers (or administrators) in your life who don't quite get what Storyworks is all about? Here's the perfect way to familiarize them with it. This fun, quick video...
By Rebecca Leon,
education editor
Back-to-school is here, and just as you have beautifully redecorated your bulletin boards, thoughtfully arranged the desks, and maybe even unfurled a new classroom rug, we have freshened up the Storyworks Teacher's Guide to make it even more user-friendly for you...
By Kara Corridan
I know, this isn’t the first time we’ve told you about our new Video Read-Aloud. But now that our September issues have arrived in your classrooms (or should have—if they haven’t, please call Customer Service at 1-800-SCHOLASTIC), we want to take another opportunity to talk about this resource, which we’re positive your students will love...