Resources & Printables
For the April 24, 2017, issue of Junior Scholastic
April 24, 2017Answer keys for this issue's print and online materials
April 24, 2017Download all the reproducibles that go with this issue
Resources for Each Article
Undocumented & Afraid (pp. 6-9)
What does the president’s executive order mean for millions of undocumented immigrants and their families?Lesson Plan: Undocumented & Afraid Test Prep: Know the News—Undocumented & Afraid Skills Sheet: Understanding an Author's Techniques—Identifying the Parts of a Story
Russia: Friend, Enemy, or Frenemy? (pp. 12-17)
Will the troubled U.S.-Russia relationship improve under President Trump?Lower-Lexile Article: Russia: Friend, Enemy, or Frenemy? Lesson Plan: Russia: Friend, Enemy, or Frenemy? Skills Sheet: Crossword Puzzle—Russia: Friend, Enemy, or Frenemy? Test Prep: Know the News—Russia: Friend, Enemy, or Frenemy? Skills Sheet: Analyzing a Primary Source—"The Soviet Union . . . Is No More"
Beijing Standoff (pp. 18-20)
The prize-winning entry in our Eyewitness to History contest highlights China’s Tiananmen Square protest.Lesson Plan: Beijing Standoff; Life in the Soviet Union Skills Sheet: Reading a Chronology—China: Past to Present Skills Sheet: Informational Writing—What Makes for an Effective Interview? Skills Sheet: Reading a Chronology—The End of the Soviet Union Complete Entry: Winner—Tiananmen Square Protests Complete Entry: First Runner Up—End of the Cold War Complete Entry: Second Runner Up—Turkey Invades Cyprus: What a 13-Year-Old Witnessed
Debate (pp. 22-23)
Should kids learn cursive in the digital age? Experts weigh in.Skills Sheet: Evaluating Arguments—What's Your Opinion?
Vocabulary & In the News (pp. 4-5)
Definitions, plus nap clubs, drone-hunting eagles, and moreSkills Sheet: Making Inferences—Reading Between the Lines
Building Vocabulary—Words to Know: April 24, 2017 A handy study list for all the vocabulary words found on the back cover of the magazine. Plus, an activity: Students choose, define, and write sample sentences for two words from this issue.
Skills SheetsIdentifying Text Features—Anatomy of a News Story Determining the Central Idea—What’s It All About? Compare and Contrast—Understanding Similarities and Differences Writing an Objective Summary—Summarizing 101 Close Reading—Close Reading Checklist Evaluating Arguments—Are You Convinced? Integrating Visuals—Close Reading of Photos and Graphics Presentation Skills—Presentation Self-Assessment Evaluating Sources—Not All Sources Are Created Equal Analyzing Text Structures—Investigate the News Assess Prior Knowledge—Charting Your Knowledge Close Reading—Digging Into the Details Building Vocabulary: DIY Vocabulary