Sneak Preview! Your September Issue

By Storyworks 3 Editors
July 21, 2020

Getting a head start on Fall planning? Us too! Whether you’ll be teaching in a school or a virtual classroom (or both!), Storyworks 3 has all of the stories and resources you’ll need to start your year right. Here’s a sneak peek at our September issue:

We are thrilled to debut a brand-new feature: The Storyworks 3 Time Machine! Each issue, editor Tricia Culligan will take your students on a fascinating journey to another time period or faraway place. Bundle up, because our first trip is a journey to the Ice Age! Students will come face-to-face with a saber-toothed tiger and learn what it was like to live during this frozen time in history.

Featured skill: knowledge building

Author Lauren Tarshis offers a thrilling new take on a classic topic: the Titanic! Her showstopping nonfiction article explains how a team of scientists invented new ways to explore the deep ocean and find the lost shipwreck of the Titanic. Your students will follow the story of oceanographer Robert Ballard and learn what can happen when you refuse to give up on your dreams.

Featured skill: supporting details

Your students will love our beautiful September play, adapted from a Native American myth. The heartwarming narrative offers an explanation of why certain animals came to look the way they do today and how humans first found fire. It’s an excellent opportunity to share the cultural importance of myths and storytelling.

Featured skill: genre

Editor Tricia Culligan explains the strange histories behind two of America’s favorite flavors in our newly formatted feature. Our fresh approach to Paired Texts will allow your students to easily compare and contrast two stories while exploring familiar foods: ketchup and mustard!

Featured skill: compare and contrast

What are you most excited to teach from our September issue? Let us know at [email protected]. We can’t wait to hear from you!