October 11, 2010
Skill-based reading and writing activities for each Scope article
A taste of some of our fabulous digital offerings
INTERACTIVE BUBBLE TESTS
By popular demand, we now have self-scoring interactive quizzes. Students complete them on-screen and e-mail them to you or print and hand them in. Click here for the "Great White Terror" quiz. Click here for the "The Lion and the Mouse" quiz.
THE SCOPE 100
Our vocabulary program is a proven way to use Scope to build your students' word power. Click here for details.
Persuasive writing was never this painless! Students use our step-by-step, scaffolded guide to write a well-organized, persuasive essay. PLUS: transition-words tip sheet and a checklist for self-editing.
This is your students' chance to be in Scope! Click here to read about all of our current contests, including the ongoing Fabulous First-Line Contest with Pam Muñoz Ryan. (Don't forget the deadline: October 15.)
DIGITAL VERSIONS OF ARTICLES
Scroll down for PDFs of Scope stories to project on your whiteboard.
SUMMARY: Jaws author Peter Benchley's terrifying true story of his close encounter with a great white shark. Excellent for identifying sensory details. Don't miss the follow-up writing contest.
VOCABULARY: SCOPE 100
SENSORY-DETAILS GRAPHIC ORGANIZER
IDENTIFYING NONFICTION ELEMENTS: READ, THINK, EXPLAIN
CROSSWORD PUZZLE: READING-COMPREHENSION
SUMMARY: Our version of Aesop's famous fable reimagines the story in a modern-day high school. A fun twist on a curriculum staple!
SUMMARY: Who knew Bart Simpson had so much in common with Tom Sawyer? This article is designed as an excellent compare-and-contrast writing activity.
GUIDED COMPARE-AND-CONTRAST ESSAY
SUMMARY: Gossiping. Lying. Acting dumb. Reality TV makes bad behavior seem like a good time. After reading this fun passage, students will form an opinion and identify details to support their argument.
GET A PDF OF THIS ARTICLE TO PROJECT.
GUIDED PERSUASIVE ESSAY
SUMMARY: Enrich your students' vocabulary mastery with this visually driven—and totally fun—activity. A caption-writing contest follows.
Looking for answers? Visit our top-secret Web site for answers to all online reproducibles and quizzes. The URL is listed on page T-2 of your printed Teacher’s Edition.
Click here to see all reproducibles for this issue.