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A subscription includes two levels (5th- and 8th-grade) of the same article every month. Both are sheltered: no slang; no idioms; no passive voice; simplified vocabulary and structures. At the same time, we do use high-incidence academic vocabulary.

The background page is for the teacher. It includes topics for discussion and writing, research sources, pre-reading vocabulary and references to CA curriculum standards.

Check our Index to find articles listed by topic.

A list of the articles since December 1993 is available on the Back Issues page.

You can download an article from the Samples page. Use it with students and share it with colleagues.