January 10, 2011
Skill-based reading and writing activities for each Scope article
SUMMARY: An exciting story about the day Americans mistook Orson Welles’s “War of the Worlds” broadcast for a real Martian attack. The article explores the science behind the search for extraterrestrial life, our fascination with aliens, and recent NASA discoveries. Skill focus: main idea and supporting details
GET A PDF OF THIS ARTICLE TO PROJECT.
DIGITAL LESSON PLAN
Bring the story to life with our dazzling multimedia lesson plan, which includes a video clip, the original broadcast, and a writing activity.
IDENTIFYING NONFICTION ELEMENTS: READ, THINK, EXPLAIN
• Archival interview with Orson Welles discussing the aftermath of his famous broadcast.
• Complete script of Orson Welles’s broadcast.
• The New York Times article about the mass panic. (An excerpt of the original newspaper appears on page 9 of our article.)
SUMMARY: A brave 15-year-old girl named Claudette Colvin refused to give up her bus seat in Montgomery, Alabama—nine months before Rosa Parks did the same. Based on the inspiring true story of one of the civil rights movement’s unsung heroes. Just in time for Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Skill focus: exploring setting
ANALYZING THE SETTING
EDITING EXTRANEOUS INFORMATION
GUIDED COMPARE & CONTRAST ESSAY
GUIDED OPINION ESSAY
READING-COMP CROSSWORD PUZZLE
LITERARY ELEMENTS QUIZ
This campaign flyer is chock-full of mistakes in desperate need of correcting. Includes errors of punctuation, capitalization, and subject-verb agreement, as well as misused homophones.
SUMMARY: A fun take on the SCOPE 100! Students read a tricky text message from “Mom,” then explain what it means and write a response. A contest follows.
SCOPE 100 ACTIVITIES
A complete vocabulary kit! Includes a word journal graphic organizer; a list of this issue’s words to print or project; a multiple-choice quiz; and a review activity on all words learned up to this issue. Read more about the SCOPE 100 here.
CONTEST ENTRY FORM
Enter students in our text-message writing contest, using this handy form.
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.