Student Resources

Junior Scholastic Current Events: (Link+sign in+student+ password:stewroom117) JS is the current events and social studies magazine for your upper elementary school classroom. Each issue features engaging nonfiction about national and international news, U.S. and world history, debates, geography, and more. Master Common Core State Standards with primary sources, paired texts, challenging vocabulary, and more! Please visit the online resource and use the digital copy of the magazine to read together or to spark conversations about the topics covered. 

Scholastic Science World: (Link+Sign in+student+password: stew117)SW connects current science news with essential biology, chemistry, and physics concepts. With dynamic digital learning features like videos, and games. SW is your complete print and online science nonfiction program. Please visit the digital copy and discuss topics covered. Shows+play) is a user-friendly, age appropriate daily newscast that is shown in a nonfictional video segments format. It is a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary teaching resource for  Social Studies, Science and covers both math and geography skills. It uses tiered vocabulary, acts as a jumping point for discussion and focuses on nonfiction expository writing. It allows for students to practice a variety of types of writing such as lists, informational text, persuasive arguments and interpreting/creating captions. It also helps students to know where in the world these events are taking place which helps them to become global thinkers.  Its modern music and young correspondents make the news easier and age appropriate so learning can occur and is just a fun way to learn about the world around us.  

  Study Island: (Login+ password+click on Social Studies (New Learning Standards tab)) SI is a computer-based program that help students practice, review, and reinforce the content learned in sixth grade social studies. Study Island combines rigorous content that is highly customized to specific standards with interactive features and games that reinforce and reward learning achievement. Our programs enable educators to track student performance in real-time to address individual student learning gaps and allows teachers to make adjustments in student learning. Study Island is a research-based program with proven results. Students can access Study Island both at home and school at any time to re-do tests to achieve higher results. After logging in, before choosing a test, make sure to bring up the lesson that goes with each test. Review the lesson before taking the test and then minimize the lesson. **Hint: Students can move between the test and the lesson if they forget the right answer before clicking the submit button!  

Remind: Text (To: 81010 Message: @stew117) or for email ( is a free, safe, and simple messaging tool that helps teachers share important updates and reminders with students and parents. Subscribe by text, email or using the Remind app. All personal information is kept private. Teachers will never see your phone number, nor will you see theirs. 

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