March 21, 2011
Skill-based reading and writing activities for each Scope article
SUMMARY: Your students will be deeply moved by this story about a boy who survived the earthquake in Haiti last year and embarked on a remarkable journey. Skill focus: analyzing mood
AMAZING DIGITAL LESSON PLAN
A powerful multimedia lesson you will love. An online exclusive!
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USING TEXT FEATURES
IDENTIFYING PROBLEMS & SOLUTIONS
As they read, students keep track of problems and solutions in the article.
CONTEST ENTRY FORM
SUMMARY: In the 1940s, as men went off to fight in World War II, women stepped up to the plate as players in the first-ever women’s professional baseball league. Just in time for Women’s History Month. Skill focus: understanding historical fiction
FACT VS. FICTION
ADDITIONAL (MULTIMEDIA!) RESOURCES
SUMMARY: The Original Amateur Hour and American Idol have more in common than your students might think! Designed as an excellent compare-and-contrast activity.
GUIDED COMPARE & CONTRAST ESSAY
READING-COMP CROSSWORD PUZZLE
SUMMARY: We didn’t feel like editing this disgusting article about edible insects. Will your students help us out? Skill focus: revision and editing
Students review comma rules, then correct comma errors.
COMMONLY MISUSED WORDS
Accept or except? Affect or effect? Students must identify and correct commonly misused words.
Students rewrite a paragraph to vary the sentences’ structure, length, and rhythm.
Students review pronoun agreement.
A thorough review.
SUMMARY: A new drug could make it possible. Your students explore the issue, then write an opinion essay using our guide. A teacher favorite!
GUIDED OPINION ESSAY
This silly passage is chock-full of mistakes in desperate need of correcting. Includes errors of spelling, homophones, punctuation, and articles.
SUMMARY: A fun take on the SCOPE 100! Students read a tricky text message from a friend, then explain what it means and write a response. A contest follows.
A complete vocabulary kit! Includes a list of this issue’s words to print or project; a word-journal graphic organizer; a sentence-completion activity; 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.
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NCTE & IRA STANDARDS
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