Storyworks Jr. is a multigenre ELA magazine for growing readers. Genres featured in the magazine include narrative nonfiction, fiction, paired texts, play, debate, poetry, Word Power, My True Story, grammar, and One Word, Three Ways/The Idiomizer. Here is an overview of what you’ll find in every issue!
Every issue of Storyworks Jr. offers a beautifully written and designed work of narrative nonfiction. Each six-page article delves into an important and highly engaging topic, often connected to social studies and science curriculums. Typical selections present natural disasters, significant events in history, and inspiring figures from the past or present.
Each issue has a classic or contemporary poem by an acclaimed poet, accompanied by stunning artwork. Storyworks Jr. poetry is complex enough for lively discussions and lessons while remaining accessible and appealing to children. Poetry selections can usually be paired, by topic or theme, with another feature in the issue.
Mini Reads presens a short, high-interest nonfiction article. The accompanying Word Hunt activity prompts students to find words in the article that relate to the article’s topic; for example, “Find three nouns that mean odor.”
Every issue includes presents a short, high-interest nonfiction article about a child students can relate to. Each My True Story feature includes an accompanying activity that helps students write a well-organized paragraph.