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Sneak Preview! Your December/January Issue

By Storyworks 3 Editors
November 3, 2020

It's hard to believe, but winter is just around the corner. And that means your December 2020/January 2021 issue of Storyworks 3 is coming soon! Check out this sneak preview to get a head start on your winter planning. And next Thursday, November 12, this fantastic issue and its accompanying resources will be live online!

"How to Save a Baby Orangutan" by Mackenzie Carro

When a baby orangutan named Gerhana is left for dead in a rainforest, a team of scientists races to save his life. Students will be inspired to help orangutans like Gerhana by using our "Words Into Action" sidebar.

Featured Skill: Problem and Solution

"Why Are These Chips Sooo Delicious?" by Lauren Tarshis & "The Sweetest Job" by Anna Starecheski

This pair of nonfiction articles explores the work of one type of food scientist - the flavorist - whose job it is to make our favorite snack foods taste great.

Featured Skill: Synthesizing

"A Recipe for Disaster" by Jerry Craft

Author Jerry Craft (winner of the 2020 Newbery Medal) illustrates one character's struggle of how to best represent her heritage in Storyworks 3's first-ever graphic story!

Featured Skill: Inference

"A Poem from the Treetops"

Like the Big Read, this issue's poem features an orangutan. But this orangutan  speaks directly to readers!

Featured Skill: Point of View

Get the full picture of all of the incredible digital resources that will come with your issue in our new Issue at a Glance grid. Click the image above to view the grid for the December 2020/January 2021 issue.

What are you most excited to teach from our December/January issue? Let us know at storyworks3@scholastic.com. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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