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September 20, 2010

New! DIFFERENTIATED TEEN SPOTLIGHT ARTICLES

Find interactive, printable versions of this issue’s Teen Spotlight feature "My Dad's Away at War," along with Listen & Read audio podcasts, self-scoring quizzes, and whiteboard-ready printable skills sheets—all at three differentiated Lexile® versions! Click a Lexile® level below to find the right resources for your students.

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VIDEOS AND LINKS FOR THIS ISSUE!

See a video of the orangutan and dog featured in "Best Buddies," p. 2, a preview of the movie Flipped, which is this issue's Readers Theater Play, video of Day of the Dead celebrations to provide background for the article on p. 16, and a video interview with the principal who wants to ban his students from using social networking sites, to go along with the article on p. 20.

SKILLS SHEETS AND SELF-SCORING QUIZZES

Online-Only Skills Sheets:
(For the web site address that lists answers to these skills sheets, look at the answer key in your printed Teachers Edition.)

• Match the Meaning
SKILL: Vocabulary Review/Using Context Clues
BASED ON: "My Dad's Away at War," p. 12, and "Day of the Dead, p. 16
PRINTABLE PDF | SELF-SCORING QUIZ  

• All About "Day of the Dead"
SKILL: Reading-Comprehension Test Prep
BASED ON: "Day of the Dead," p. 16
PRINTABLE PDF | SELF-SCORING QUIZ

• Sweet Fifteen
SKILL: Reading-Comprehension Test Prep
USE WITH: "Day of the Dead," p. 16
PRINTABLE PDF | SELF-SCORING QUIZ

• What Do You Know?
SKILL: Accessing Prior Knowledge/Taking Notes
BASED ON: "6 Secrets About America Ferrera," p. 4
PRINTABLE PDF

• The Big Idea
SKILL: Main Idea and Details
BASED ON: "My Dad's Away at War" p. 12
PRINTABLE PDF

From the Magazine:

• Show What You Know
SKILL: Reading Comprehension Test Prep
BASED ON: "My Dad's Away at War," p. 12
PRINTABLE PDF | SELF-SCORING QUIZ

• Skeletons on Parade
SKILL: Reading a Map
BASED ON: "Day of the Dead," p. 16
PRINTABLE PDF | SELF-SCORING QUIZ

From the Teacher's Edition:

• Make It More
SKILL: Constructing Plurals
PRINTABLE PDF

• Character Counts
SKILL: Analyzing Character
PRINTABLE PDF

• Two Holidays
SKILL: Comparing and Contrasting
PRINTABLE PDF

TEACHER'S EDITION
Download this issue's Teacher's Edition here. (Answers have been removed.)

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