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How do I log in to use my magazine's digital resources?


To log in for the first time, just click “Log in” at the top right corner of your screen, select “Register for Free” and follow the on-screen prompts. You will need your online access code, which you receive with your Teacher’s Guide and via email. You must be a current subscriber to access the magazine's online resources.

Once you have registered, you can also create a classroom password to allow your students to access the websites too. Select “Edit” under “Student Access” in the Classroom Magazines list. Share this classroom password with your students.

Can my students access the website?


Yes! You can create a classroom password that will allow your students to log onto the website at home or during class. Students will not be able to see teaching materials such as skills sheets, answer keys, or Teacher's Guides.

To create your classroom password, click your account preferences on top right and select My Dashboard. Select “Edit” under “Student Access” in the Classroom Magazines list. Share this password with your students.


What is my access code?

To activate your subscription for the 2018-2019 school year, you will need an access code. Your access code is printed on the front page of the Teacher’s Guide you receive in the mail. We also send it to you via email. Once you’ve activated your account with the access code, you won’t have to do it again until the next school year.

How can I view articles on Storyworks online?

You can access our new e-reader by clicking the “Magazine View” link on the issue page. This will allow you to browse the entire magazine digitally. Each individual article page has an e-reader link on “The Story” tab as well. You can view an individual story by clicking the image of the article or the link under the text that says, “Digital Issue.” These digital articles can be read on computers and tablets or projected for your class. Because of copyright restrictions, they cannot be printed or copied. When available, you can download a PDF version of lower-level versions under the header that says “Download and Print.”

How do I share articles to Google Classroom?


To share to Google Classroom, simply go to Storyworks Online and click on any Storyworks article’s story card. Once it flips over, click “Story.”  

The “Share to Google Classroom” button can be found by clicking the "share" icon in the top right corner. It is located under “Bookmark & Share.”

Once you click the “Share to Google Classroom” button, you will need to:

  1. Choose your class.

  2. Choose an action: “Create assignment,” “Ask a question,” or “Make an announcement.”

  3. Click “GO.”

From here, fill in the details of your assignment in your Class Stream as you usually do, assigning it to specific students or multiple classes, and choosing a date to push into your stream.


I do not use Google Classroom. How do I digitally share articles and activity sheets with my students?

One option is to copy the link of the article or resource and paste it into the body of an email, chat, or learning management system. For activity sheets, you also have the option to download the PDF to your computer and attach the file to an email or upload it to a file-sharing site like Dropbox.


How do I download and print my skills sheets, answer keys, and Teacher's Guide?


The ability to download is indicated by an icon with a downwards arrow with a line under it. Once you open the PDF in your browser or Adobe Acrobat, you may choose to print the file.

How do I use your self-scoring Google Form quizzes?

Ready to try Storyworks’s new-and-improved self-grading quizzes? First, go to Storyworks Online and click on any article’s story card. Once it flips over, click “Resources.”

Now scroll down to the “Quizzes” section of the Resources. Hover your mouse over the “Google Form Quiz” thumbnail.

When you’re ready to give the quiz to your students, assign it using the “Share to Google Classroom” button or using the “Copy Link” button, share it through another learning management system, send it by email, copy and paste the link in a chat, embed it on your website, or share the link on social media.

Every quiz has an answer key for its multiple-choice questions already built in so that student responses can be graded automatically. The results are instantly organized into a spreadsheet and sent to a new folder in your Google Drive.

Best of all, Google provides immediate insights about individual and class responses in the “Responses” tab of the form, including:

  • Frequently missed questions

  • Graphs displaying class answer choices

  • Average, median, and range of scores

Whenever you’re ready to add individual feedback to your students’ constructed response questions, they’ll all be waiting for you in the “Responses” tab of your form, or in the same folder as the spreadsheet in your Google Drive.

These quizzes allow you to provide highly customized feedback. If a student doesn’t understand a concept or could use extra practice, insert a link or any YouTube video so they can review material on their own.

Then, with a click of the “Release” button, graded quizzes are returned to your students via email or Google Classroom.


I do not use Google Classroom. How do I digitally share articles and activity sheets with my students?

One option is to copy the link of the article or resource and paste it into the body of an email, chat, or learning management system. For activity sheets, you also have the option to download the PDF to your computer and attach the file to an email or upload it to a file-sharing site like Dropbox.


How do I save an article or teaching resource to use later?


You can save your favorite resources to use later by bookmarking them. Look for the small bookmark icon in the left corner of articles or teaching resources. Click on it, and when it turns blue, you've saved that resource for later.

To find your bookmarked resources, go to “My Bookmarks” at the top of the site.

Can I access older issues of my magazine?


Yes! You can access articles and resources from the current school year as well as the two prior school years. (Everything from September 2016 forward.) Simply click on the “All Issues” button at the top of every page or search for a specific article.

If you would like a copy of the answer key, teacher guide, or activity sheets from an issue prior to September 2016, visit this page or email us here.

Can I search for a specific skill or topic?

We thrilled to introduce our new search function! Use the search bar at the top right of the page to look up articles by skill or topic. And if you still can’t find what you’re looking for, email us here.

How can I make the most of my magazine's digital resources in the classroom?

Refer to your Teacher’s Guide for the best way to effectively integrate your magazine’s digital resources into your lesson plans. We also offer planning advice and helpful tips for using Storyworks on our Using Storyworks page. Lastly, our Ideabook blog gives simple, spectacular ideas for using Storyworks in your classroom.

I’m trying to plan my school year. Does Storyworks have a pacing guide, editorial calendar, and/or information about standards?

Of course! You can find all these materials on our handy Using Storyworks page, here.

How do I place an order for Storyworks? Can I place an order outside of the United States?

To order online, click here. For mail orders, print this PDF form, enclose with a check, and send to the designated address.

For Canadian ordering, please call 1-888-752-4690 or email [email protected]. For all other international ordering information, please call 1-573-632-1687.

How do I change the number of subscriptions on a previously placed order?

To adjust your subscription, please email our customer service department or call 1-800-631-1586 between 7AM and 6PM CST.

How are my magazines shipped? What if I haven't received all of them?

Your magazines are shrink-wrapped and shipped in bundles together.

If you haven't received all of your magazines, first check the magazine publication schedule online or in your Teacher’s Guide to determine when to expect the issues. Check with other members of your school’s staff, as someone may be holding your copies. Contact your local post office to see if there is any delivery problem or delay. If you still haven't found or received your magazines, please call (1-800-631-1586) or email our customer service department , so we can ensure you get them.

What are the system and software requirements for my magazine's digital resources?


  • OS X Mountain Lion and above

  • Windows 8 and above


  • Recommended: Google Chrome version 59.0 and above

  • Mozilla Firefox version 54.0 and above

  • Internet Explorer 11 and above

  • Safari 6.0 and above


  • Chromebooks running Chrome OS (all versions)

  • Android devices running Jelly Bean and above

  • iOS devices running iOS 6 and above


  • Cookies should be enabled for

  • On a PC, Adobe Reader, Adobe Acrobat, or another PDF reader is required to view teaching resources, like skills sheets and lesson plans. You can download Adobe Reader for free here.

  • On a Mac, most PDF documents can be opened directly in OSX, but a PDF reader like Adobe Reader is required for interactive PDFs, like skills sheets. You can download Adobe Reader for free here.

  • If you are having trouble watching videos, your school's internet firewall may be preventing you from watching them. 

  • occasionally makes use of pop-up windows to present important information. If a pop-up is being blocked, it will be indicated in the browser address bar with an icon. To ensure you see these messages, use the pull-down menu and select “Always allow pop-ups from this site.”

I have a question about the magazine! How can I reach you?

You can reach our editorial team here.

I have a question about my order! How can I reach you?

Please email our customer service department. They’re your best bet for answering questions about ordering, subscriptions, and shipping concerns.