Sneak Peek! Your October/November 2021 Issue

By Talia Cowen
September 15, 2021
sneak peek of october/november 2021 cover

Fall is just around the corner, and so is our October/November 2021 issue! Check out this sneak preview to get a head start on fall planning.

This action-packed issue will be in your classrooms and online in a few short days! 

Get the full picture of all of the incredible digital resources that will come with your issue in our Issue at a Glance grid. Click the image above to view the grid for the October/November 2021 issue.


"'This Is the End of Chicago!'" by Lauren Tarshis

The gripping true story of two families that survived the devastating Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

Featured skill: Cause and Effect


"Wind" by Roland Smith

When a hurricane strikes while Annie’s father is deployed, a community comes together to help her and her mother.

Featured skill: Theme

paired texts

"Vampire of the Deep"/"The Invaders of the United States" by Alessandra Potenza

An article about a bloodsucking beast and a map show how scientists fight invasive species.

Featured skill: Synthesizing


"Should Halloween Be on a Saturday?" by Mackenzie Carro

Halloween is always celebrated on October 31. But should it be?

Featured skill: Main Idea


Hungry for Change by Allison Friedman

The inspiring story of Georgia Gilmore, the woman who fed the civil rights movement.

Featured skill: Main Idea

"Autumn" by Alexander Posey

See, hear, and feel a fall afternoon in this autumnal poem.

Featured skill: Imagery

What are you most excited to teach from our October/November issue? Let us know at [email protected].