September 6, 2010
Skill-based reading and writing activities for each Scope article
A taste of some of our fabulous digital offerings
FABULOUS FIRST-LINE POWERPOINT
Our slideshow will help your students identify author's purpose, tone, mood, and other literary elements from a single line of text. The fun format showcases some of the coolest, craziest, and most awesome first lines from your students' favorite young-adult novels. Great for class discussion as well as getting students jazzed to enter our contest.
NEW WHITEBOARD FEATURE: DIGITAL LESSON PLAN
This multimedia mini-lesson brings this issue’s narrative nonfiction article to life—with audio, video, and more. Your students will love it!
By popular demand, we now have interactive quizzes. Students complete them onscreen and e-mail them to you or print and hand them in. We've even included a self-scoring feature. Click here for the "We Should All Be Dead" interactive quiz. Click here for the "Flipped" interactive quiz.
This is your students’ chance to be in Scope! Award-winning YA author Pam Muñoz Ryan is going to write an original story for one of our April issues, using a first line sent in by a Scope reader.
THEN & NOW
Compare-and-contrast activities were never so fun! This new column connects the contemporary cultural icons your students love to classic literature. Every article comes with a step-by-step, scaffolded essay guide.
| Narrative Nonfiction: |
“We Should All
SUMMARY: This article describes the worst tornado outbreak on record and the evolving science of tornado prediction. A wonderful piece for discussing the genre of narrative nonfiction.
DIGITAL LESSON PLAN
READING COMPREHENSION: READ, THINK, EXPLAIN
AUDIO AND VIDEO RESOURCE
|Readers Theater Play: Flipped|
SUMMARY: The truth of a story sometimes depends on who’s telling it, as your students will learn in our touching Readers Theater Play. Based on the new film adaptation of Wendelin Van Draanen’s beloved YA novel Flipped.
POINT OF VIEW
IN WHOSE VIEWS?
AUDIO AND VIDEO RESOURCES
|Fabulous First-Line Contest|
SUMMARY: This is your students’ opportunity to get published in Scope! Award-winning author Pam Muñoz Ryan is going to write an original story for one of our April issues, and she will select one winning student’s first line to start her tale.
FABULOUS FIRST-LINES POWERPOINT
WRITING WITH SENSORY DETAILS
| Then & Now|
Romeo & Juliet vs. Bella & Edward
SUMMARY: In this article, students compare and contrast Bella and Edward, from Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series, with William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
GUIDED ESSAY WRITING
| Scope Essay Kit: |
Are Bullies Criminals?
SUMMARY: Your students may have heard the tragic story of freshman Phoebe Prince, who committed suicide after being bullied viscously by her peers. Our classroom-appropriate article discusses the controversy surrounding her case. After your students read the article, they will follow step-by-step directions to write a persuasive essay.
FACT VERSUS OPINION
| Grammar Mistakes of|
the Rich and Famous
SUMMARY: Turn your students into grammar gods and goddesses with our charming editing activity.
| Vocabulary: |
SUMMARY: Enrich your students’ vocabulary mastery with this visually driven—and totally fun—activity.
Looking for answers? Visit our top-secret Web site for answers to all online reproducibles and quizzes. The URL is listed on page T-7 of your printed Teacher’s Edition.
Click here to see all reproducibles for this issue.