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Powerful Differentiation Tools

We know that a vast majority of classrooms include readers and writers at many different levels. Storyworks 3  strives to make sure that all your students get the most out of our challenging content.

Support all your learners with our many differentiation tools—from leveled-texts to audio read-alouds and lots more. Try these resources out in your classroom today.

Leveled Texts

Lower-Lexile versions of the narrative nonfiction feature, the paired texts, and the debate are available online. Nonfiction features also include a Higher-Lexile version and a Starter version that’s pared down enough to work with the most striving readers.

Audio Read-Alouds

We offer two audio tools:

  1.  Read-Alouds, in which a Storyworks author or editor reads a story to your students—ideal for modeling fluency and expression, and 
  2. Text-to-Speech, which highlights each word on-screen as it is read—helpful for struggling readers and ELLs. You’ll find the Text-to-Speech button on the left side of any article.

You can also launch Presentation View to have the words highlighted as they’re read aloud on a projectable version of the story that looks just like it does in your magazines.

Want to learn more about these audio offerings? Click here.

Differentiated Skill-Building Activities and Quizzes

Storyworks 3 quizzes on all major features are available on two levels: an On Level version and a Lower Level one . Nonfiction features also include an additional Higher Level quiz.

Vocabulary Slideshows

In the vocabulary slideshow, words are pronounced, defined, and accompanied by a photograph or video clip. Each issue comes with at least one vocabulary slideshow. Click here to see an example.

Background Builders

Available with each nonfiction feature, this slideshow pairs simple bullets with engaging visuals to introduce the background knowledge needed to set up the story and aid in comprehension. Click here to see an example.

Knowledge-Building Videos

Our Behind-the-Scenes videos build background and vocabulary related to an article, making the text more accessible to readers. Click here to see examples in our video archive.

Video Read-Alouds

Every nonfiction feature comes with a video read-aloud that makes the text more accessible and engaging to readers.  Your students will hear the article narrated as photos and video footage take them deeper into the story. Click here to see examples in our video archive.

Tips in the Lesson Plans

Every lesson plan has a Differentiate and Customize section, with ideas for enriching learning for struggling readers, advanced readers, and ELLs.

Extensions and Enrichment

Our curated collection of resources in our Can’t Miss Teaching Extras—including videos, websites, and book recommendations—are teacher faves for enrichment and extensions. You’ll find these in the Resources tab of most articles, or see them all at once in the Can’t Miss Teaching Extras page for each issue. Click here for an example.