By Aimee Dolan
Join us in Boston on July 9, 2016, during the International Literacy Association Conference (ILA) as we kick off the launch of our new ELA powerhouse for growing readers, Storyworks Jr. It's a new and truly powerful resource to transform on-level grade 3 and high-achieving grade 2 readers.
By Thomasine Mastrantoni and Deborah Goldstein, the Link Ladies
Editor's note: The Link Ladies are back for a super engaging end-of-year wrapup activity. Thomasine Mastrantoni and Deborah Goldstein are two library media specialists from Harrison, New York, and they specialize in finding ways to use free and simple apps to build reading skills. Here, they showcase an easy-to-use collage creator used in conjunction with the April/May 2016 Storyworks paired texts, "The Story of Awwwww." This app is a great way to help students synthesize what they have read...
By Aimee Dolan

Right about now, you may be looking for a low-maintenance way to boost engagement among your students, who may be as ready to wrap up the year as you are. The perfect solution: audio. This differentiation tool can be a powerful way to provide an "assisted-read." One teacher recently shared...

By Jeanna Palmer

Editor's note: We've been canvassing the country talking to hundreds of third-grade teachers who have been using our Storyworks Jr. sample issue. We recently Skyped with Jeanna Palmer, a third grade teacher in Monroe, NY. She designed a simple and very effective way to further modify the nonfiction story “Mountain of Fire” to support students who might understand cause-and-effect but could get stuck with the writing piece that went along with the skills activity...

By Mandy Anderson

Editors’ Note: It’s our true hope that our content will spark meaningful discussions in your classroom, and foster connections to the outside world. So we were blown away to learn what happened when a group of second graders (!) in Tennessee read our January 2016 Storyworks paired texts about mosquitoes and malaria...

By Robin Diedrichs

Editor's Notes: We love to hear how flexible our resource is in your classrooms. We gush over all of the inspiring ways you find to get even more out of our stories and support materials. One of our new advisers, fourth-grade teacher Robin from Florida, works with Title 1 students and continues to hunt for smart and fun vocab-building and writing lessons to share with her classroom. Who can predict where the next great teaching idea will come from? Check it out and share if you like it!