Sneak Preview! Your October/November Issue

By Talia Cowen
August 28, 2019

Already hungry for more Storyworks Jr. after finishing your info-packed September issue? Good, because your October/November issue is already at the printer's and will be making its way to your classrooms in just a couple of weeks!

Get a head start on fall planning with a sneak peek into this fabulous issue. 

In October/November's powerful and gripping nonfiction feature, Lauren Tarshis tells the story of the deadliest fire in California history from the perspective of the children and parents who experienced it.

Our plays based on classic fairy tales are always a hit in classrooms! We predict this vibrant retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk will give your students much to think about.

October/November's paired texts tell two stories about people with intellectual disabilities. In The Magical World of Isaac, students meet a remarkable boy named Isaac and the school where he thrives. Isaac's story is paired with an informational article on the history and vision of the Special Olympics.

The debate in this issue is really out-of-this-world! With companies like Virgin Galactic and SpaceX bringing us ever-closer to a word of space tourism, this debate will lead students to ponder whether this is a good idea.

What are you most excited to teach from our October/November issue? Let us know at

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