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 Molly Redner

Editor's Note: When third-grade teacher Molly Redner, a model teacher from the Cypress-Fairbanks ISD in Texas, mentioned her Friendship Club to us, our jaws dropped. Wait until you read about this special group. Do you have a similar program in your school? We want to hear about it!

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!

By Anna Starecheski

Happy New Year, teachers! We hope your holiday break was restful and rejuvenating! As you dive into the second half of the school year, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is fast approaching and we wanted to give you a great way to teach your students about this incredible hero...