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March/April 2017

Rise Up and Read

An overview of the current issue, including featured skills, activity sheets, videos, and more for every article and story. Explore each individual article below to get its resources.

Freedom or Death
Lexile Level: 910L; GRL: U; DRA Level: 50

Your students will be riveted by the story of Robert Smalls, a slave who, in 1862, commandeered a Southern ship to free his family—and became a renowned Civil War hero.

The Amazing History of American Television
Lexile Level: 920L; GRL: U; DRA Level: 50

These dazzling articles will take your students on a journey from the dawn of TV through the age of YouTube, illuminating the ways in which America's TV-watching habits have changed over the years.

Lost and Found
Lexile Level: 820L; GRL: T; DRA Level: 50

Discovering lost pirate treasure helps Laurel find her own lost treasure.

GRL: V; DRA Level: 50

Our exciting Greek-myth play will introduce your students to a classic hero.

Lexile Level: 840L; GRL: T; DRA Level: 50

The students in Mr. Parker's class think they should be able to chew gum in school—but their principal isn't so sure. Your students will decide who makes the better argument.

Animals welcome the spring in Carl Sandburg's delightful poem.

In each issue, our Vocab Lab celebrates the weird, wild, and wonderful world of words. Check out our fun, vocabulary-boosting activities below. And maybe one of your students will be our next Word Nerd!

Your Next Vacation Destination: Antarctica!

Earth's least explored (and coldest!) continent is a land of wonder and adventure.

Our Grammar Cop activities in each issue will help your students become grammar experts.

Students will learn odor-related words as they read a short article about how bad smells help animals survive in the wild.

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