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Scholastic Scope

Scholastic Scope® Common Core Reader
Courage and Resilience 

• A unique 32-page collection of complex and engaging texts in 12 genres 
• Challenging reader tasks that focus on using text evidence, critical thinking, vocabulary,   
  and writing 
• Exceptional online support including scaffolded activities, differentiated writing tasks, and
  quizzes based on PARCC and Smarter Balanced assessments

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Scholastic Scope

Scholastic Scope®

• Each issue features a wide variety of genres and text types.
• Articles increase in complexity as the year progresses.
• Writing prompts require students to cite textual evidence in support of their claims.
• Paired texts challenge students to integrate information across genres.
• Articles contain grade-specific academic and content area vocabulary that’s supported
by online reinforcement activities.
• Lesson plans and online quizzes focus on the most important Common Core skills like
main idea and supporting details, summarizing, and comparing and contrasting.

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Scholastic Action

Scholastic Action®

• Each issue features a wide range of genres, including paired texts, read-aloud dramas,
and historical fiction, as well as visual texts like maps, graphs, and charts.
• Texts are in many formats, at different lengths and levels to meet the needs of every
student. Lexile levels and articles at alternate reading levels are provided for every to
help you differentiate instruction.
• Ready-to-go lesson plans give you clear Common Core correlations for major features.
• Accompanying differentiated skills sheets online develop specific Common Core skills
like identifying the main idea and citing textual evidence to support a claim. 

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Junior Scholastic

Junior Scholastic®

• Current informational texts contain a variety of visual texts including maps, graphs, charts, political cartoons, and timelines, so students are constantly integrating information from a wide range of text types.
• Students will have to use both primary and secondary sources to gather and analyze
information—directly reflects the Common Core Standards’ Literacy in History/Social
Studies.
• 100 Words to Know feature uses essential social studies vocabulary in context.


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Junior Scholastic Common Core Highlights-Grade 6
Junior Scholastic Common Core Highlights-Grade 7
Junior Scholastic Common Core Highlights-Grade 8


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Upfront        

The New York Times Upfront®

• Informational texts contain a variety of visual texts including maps, graphs, charts,
and timelines, so students are constantly integrating information from a wide range of
text types.
• Current events explore complex topics. Combined with the debate feature, the magazine  
provides a wealth of opportunities for collaborative discussion and analysis.
• Students will have to use both primary and secondary sources to gather and analyze
information—including seminal U.S. documents of historical significance.
• Political cartoons require students to draw inferences from images and integrate
information from the news they’ve read.


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The New York Times Upfront Common Core Highlights-Grades 9-10
The New York Times Upfront Common Core Highlights-Grades 11-12


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Choices        

Choices®

•  A wide variety of visual texts including maps, graphs, charts, and timelines require
students to constantly integrate information from a wide range of text types.
•  Quizzes and skills sheets require students to critically engage with the text and think
about how the topic relates to a larger theme--they’ll also be challenged to find the
main idea, make inferences, and summarize.
•  Online resources and technology features teach teens how to use technology
responsibly and capably.
•  Debates and ethics articles offer multiple perspectives and provide plenty of
opportunities for collaborative discussion. Students will also have to cite textual
evidence to defend their claims.


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Choices Common Core Highlights-Grades 7-8
Choices Common Core Highlights-Grades 9-12


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Scholastic MATH      

Scholastic MATH®

• Practice problems address all of the anchor standards for math in grades 6–9, including
Ratios, Functions, Geometry, Rational Numbers, and Statistics/Probability.
• Features focus on math in everyday life, so students are learning to solve real-
life math problems using algebraic equations and geometric formulas.
• Using real-life examples, students will interpret data and measure central tendency in
variety of ways.

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Scholastic Art

Scholastic Art®

• Articles mix facts with abstract concepts requiring students to integrate information,
make inferences, and draw conclusions.
• Nonfiction with widely used text features (headlines, paragraphs, photo captions, etc.)
teaches students how to decode informational texts.
• Issues feature a wide variety of lengths and formats to give your students a rich
nonfiction reading experience.
• Discussion questions and debates require higher-order thinking skills and provide
opportunities for collaborative discussion.


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Scholastic Art Common Core Highlights-Secondary
Scholastic Art Common Core Highlights-Elementary


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