April 4, 2011
Skills-based reading and writing activities for each Scope article
SUMMARY: Around the country, troublemaking teens are being sent to prison for a day—to be scared away from a life of crime. These programs are sparking intense controversy, thanks in part to a new show on A&E. Skill focus: forming an opinion and supporting it with text evidence
AMAZING DIGITAL LESSON PLAN
Explore this issue’s theme of crime and punishment with our showstopping digital lesson plan.
DOWNLOAD THE TEACHER’S EDITION LESSON PLAN.
• Check out A&E’s Beyond Scared Straight here. Note that some content may not be appropriate for your students.
SUMMARY: Oscar Wilde’s classic gothic novel comes to life in our creepy adaptation. Your students will be fascinated by the twisted character of Dorian Gray, who sells his soul to stay young and handsome. Skill focus: understanding symbolism
Students identify key events in the play and note how Dorian and his picture change throughout the play.
SUMMARY: The exciting story of how federal agents finally put Al Capone behind bars becomes a fantastic problem/solution activity.
GUIDED PROBLEM/SOLUTION ESSAY
READING-COMP CROSSWORD PUZZLE
This silly passage is chock-full of mistakes in desperate need of correcting. Includes errors in spelling, apostrophes, verb tense, and a/an, as well as misused homophones.
SUMMARY: A fun take on the SCOPE 100! Students write a caption for six photographs, using the correct vocabulary word to describe each image. A contest follows.
A complete vocabulary kit! Includes a word-journal graphic organizer; a list of this issue’s words to print or project; a sentence-completion activity; and a review activity for all words learned up to this issue. Read more about the SCOPE 100 here.
CONTEST ENTRY FORM
Enter students in our caption writing contest, using this handy form.
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reproducibles and quizzes, as well as activities in the Student Edition.
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