Sneak Peek! Your December 2021/January 2022 Issue

By Talia Cowen
October 28, 2021
sneak peek of december/january 2022 cover

Check out this sneak preview of the December 2021/January 2022 issue to get a head start on your planning. Just a few weeks until this action-packed issue will be live online at Storyworks Digital!


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 December 2021/January 2022 issue.


"Trapped in a Cave" by Christina Soontornvat

The true story of how thousands raced against time to save a youth soccer team trapped in a cave in Thailand

Featured skill: Text Evidence


"Home" by Hena Khan

When her family welcomes a new brother, Aleena’s life turns upside down.

Featured skill: Inference

paired texts

"El Magnífico" By Mary Kate Frank / "More Than a Sport" By Talia Cowen

An article and a Q&A introduce two athletes who proudly celebrate their heritage.

Featured skill: Compare and Contrast


"Is There a Better Way to Wrap Our Gifts?" by Talia Cowen

People have been buying wrapping paper for more than 100 years. Should we find an alternative?

Featured skill: Main Idea


King Midas by Sari Bodi and Karen Trott

A king learns an important lesson in this dramatic retelling of a favorite Greek myth.

Featured skill: Genre


"Dear Sky" by Naomi Shihab Nye

A poetic letter expressing gratitude to the sky

Featured skill: Poem's Meaning

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