Storyworks 1 is perfect for your class, whether you are leading in-class instruction, teaching remotely, or doing blended learning!

Our online articles and lesson plans can easily be adapted to blended or fully remote learning. Below, we’ll show you how to get set up and then give you some remote-teaching strategies.

Sharing With Students

It’s easy to share Storyworks 1 articles, videos, vocabulary slideshows, and other multimedia assets directly with your students! Just click the Share button on the side of any article to view the Copy Link options.

If you share a link to an article using Locked Mode, students can view only that specific article and are prevented from seeing the rest of the site. If you share a link to an article using Open Mode, students can easily navigate to other parts of the site.

After copying the link to your clipboard, paste it into whatever system you’re using to share links with students. They’ll need to log in as a student using your classroom password.

Getting Your Class Password

To get your class password, click the silhouette icon on the top right of the website and go to My Dashboard.

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On the left, you’ll see a box labeled Student Access. You can edit the password that’s there if you choose, then share it with your students. This is the password they’ll use to log onto the site.

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Student Log-in

To sign in, students can follow these steps:

  1. Click Log In on the top right of the website.
  2. Click I am a Student in the pop-up that appears.
  3. Enter the classroom password you shared with them! Then just click Sign In.
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That’s it! Once they sign in, they’re taken to the student view.

If your school uses the Google Classroom or Clever Learning Management Systems, the process is even simpler. Once you sync your account with Scholastic, all your students need to do is click the Google Classroom or Clever buttons. They will not need a classroom password.

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Ideas for Direct, Remote Instruction

If you are teaching remotely, simply share your screen with students and pull up the Storyworks 1 website.

  • Use the Lesson Plans: The lesson plans walk you through how to use the resources; you may just need to modify them slightly.
  • Teach Stories: Focus on one to three stories and do the skills activities that go with each article. You can go over the articles when sharing your screen.
  • Read Together: Modeling fluent reading over video will help students gain confidence. You can also have student volunteers read sections of the article.
  • Assign Skill-Building Sheets: When the class is done reading a story, pull up a skills activity and complete it together. You can also assign skills activities for students to do on their own.
  • Watch and Discuss Videos: After showing a video, have a discussion with students. You can create an anchor chart using the essential question. The anchor chart can be done digitally or using chart paper. Revisit the anchor chart and add to it as you read and discuss more articles in the issue. 
  • Share Students’ Work: Students can share their writing assignments over video with their classmates. This is a great time for them to share their creativity and showcase their hard work. 

Independent Work at Home

Vocabulary Slideshows

  • Preteach vocabulary by having students check out our online vocabulary slideshows. After students read an article and before they complete the vocabulary skill sheet, they can revisit the slideshow. 
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  • You can assign specific stories for kids to read independently at home. You might want to record yourself reading an article and post the link using your chosen platform. This will give students the opportunity to hear a familiar voice and make them feel connected to the classroom.


  • Every issue, there is “The Big Question” video that introduces the issue’s essential question. There is also a Video Read Aloud of the “Big Read Aloud” article. Students can watch the “Big Read Aloud” video after they’ve read the article in class. They can also watch it before reading for additional support.
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Skill-Building Sheets

  • You can assign skill sheets for the articles over platforms like Google Classroom. If students can print worksheets at home, they can complete them using paper and pencil, and then upload an image to the learning platform you use. If you teach in a district that is providing packets, these sheets would be perfect to include!
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