Classroom Magazines

Classroom Magazines

What is it?

Scholastic Classroom Magazines provide educators with high-quality nonfiction that engages students and builds the skills required by today’s academic standards. More current than any textbook, magazines use exciting, up-to-date topics to teach students about core curriculum concepts. Corresponding online resources, like digital issues, videos, and text-to-speech audio help teachers integrate classroom technology into their lessons and inspire students to learn independently with at-home access.

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FORTUNE Circulation for Scholastic's Classroom Magazines continues to grow

THE WASHINGTON POST Elliott Rebhun, editor-in-chief of Scholastic Classroom Magazines, on how to teach civics and not the circus during the 2016 presidential election

HUFFPOST Choices deputy editor Kim Tranell speaks about an article on the myths surrounding teens and eating disorders

THE JOURNAL Jacob Batchelor, associate editor of Science World, writes an article about explaining cybersecurity to students

THE ADVOCATE Storyworks editor Lauren Tarshis and a Baton Rouge teacher come together to share a story of hope with kids nationwide 

"Scholastic's Classroom Magazines are an affordable and engaging way to enhance the curriculum in any classroom. Whether you are working on reading, math, science or social studies concepts, the magazines and corresponding websites make it easy for teachers and students to learn in new ways."

—Teacher, Washington, DC

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Why Classroom Magazines?

Classroom Magazines are the most affordable way to bring a consistent source of current nonfiction into the classroom. Starting at less than $5 a student, Classroom Magazines provide standards-based instructional resources in print and online. Each title includes step-by-step lesson plans and online videos, as well as activities and skills sheets based on higher academic standards, all for one very low price. Teachers can customize their lessons by selecting from the wealth of materials the magazine provides, or use the entire program for step-by-step lessons that require virtually no prep time.

Classroom Magazines Overview

Over ninety years in circulation, Scholastic Classroom Magazines now reach more than 25 million students through 32 exciting, subject-specific titles. Each magazine is paired with comprehensive online content that gives educators a powerful multimedia teaching tool to engage, inspire, and educate.

We the People

We the People is a free, online resource focused on civics education and media literacy for students. Powered by the award-winning content from Scholastic Classroom Magazines including Scholastic News®, Junior Scholastic® and The New York Times UPFRONT®, We the People is designed to make civics a vibrant and frequent topic of discussion in classrooms nationwide. Separate editions for grades 4–6 and 7–10 ensure that students and teachers can take advantage of age-appropriate content.

Scholastic News® Student Vote

The Scholastic News Student Vote is a mock election that allows kids in grades K–12 across the country to cast their votes for President of the United States online, or through print ballots for Scholastic News magazine subscribers. Since 1940, the outcomes of the Scholastic Student Vote have mirrored the outcomes of every general election, except two: in 1948, students selected Thomas E. Dewey over Harry S. Truman; and in 1960, students selected Richard M. Nixon over John F. Kennedy.

2016 Results

  • Approximately 153,000 students in all 50 states and the District of Columbia cast their ballots in the 2016 Scholastic News Student Vote.
  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been named the winner, with 52% of the student vote while Republican candidate Donald Trump received 35%.
  • Thirteen percent of student voters wrote in “other” choices, a larger percentage than in past presidential elections. Write-in votes were cast for Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson (2%), Senator Bernie Sanders (1%), and Green Party candidate Jill Stein (1%), along with “Mom,” Kanye West, Harambe the gorilla, Spider-Man and “bacon.”
  • To see the full 2016 results, visit:


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Scholastic News® - Current Events/Nonfiction
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Junior Scholastic® - Current Events
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Science World® - Science
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Scholastic Scope® - Language Arts

Storyworks® Jr. - Language Arts
   Scholastic News® and Storytime Spin™ - Language Arts  


Magazine Titles

Cross-Curricular Nonfiction

  • Scholastic News®
    Grade 1
    High-interest nonfiction about seasonal science and social studies subjects introduces young readers to basic literacy concepts
  • Scholastic News®
    Grade 2
    Building on the fundamentals taught in grade 1, this second grade magazine uses a variety of nonfiction text types to support the science and social studies curriculums.

Current Events/Nonfiction

  • Scholastic News®
    Grade 3
    Students use the reading skills they’ve developed in first and second grade to obtain information from engaging current events articles and apply it to skill-building activities.
  • Scholastic News®
    Grade 4
    The only magazine written specifically for fourth graders, Scholastic News Edition 4 focuses on the language arts and test prep concepts that are essential at this grade level.
  • Scholastic News®
    Grades 5/6
    Students gather and apply information across a wide range of text types. From current events and maps to debates and graphs, students are exposed to the many types of informational texts they’ll be reading for years to come.
  • Junior Scholastic
    Grades 6–8
    Junior Scholastic makes current events relevant to students as well as social studies and ELA curriculums. By combining age-appropriate news stories with detailed maps, history articles, and close reading questions, Junior Scholastic builds the content area knowledge and literacy skills required by higher academic standards.
  • The New York Times Upfront
    Grades 9–12
    Upfront magazine combines the journalistic resources of The New York Times with the educational expertise of Scholastic. Every issue makes current events relevant to teens as well as social studies and ELA curriculums.

Language Arts

  • Storytime Spin™
    Grades K–1 and 2
    Available in two editions for grades K–1 and 2, Storytime Spin™ incorporates a short and engaging fiction story for young readers that pairs with the nonfiction in Let's Find Out (K) and Scholastic News 1 or 2 subscriptions.
  • Storyworks® Jr.
    Grade 3
    Developed specifically for the unique needs of young developing readers, Storyworks Jr. features engaging cross-genre content, from simple informational texts to rich narrative nonfiction stories, plus short fiction, poetry, plays and paired texts.
  • Storyworks®
    Grades 4–6 
    Storyworks is the complete print & online language arts program. Each issue features the complex, multi-genre texts teachers need, as well as rigorous reading and writing activities, step-by-step lesson plans, and captivating online resources.
  • Scholastic Action®
    Grades 6–12 (Reading level 3–5)
    Action magazine raises the reading achievement of struggling readers with engaging and accessible nonfiction texts and activities that build the same critical language arts skills on-level students must master.
  • Scholastic Scope®
    Grades 6–8
    Scope is a complete print & online language arts program. Each issue of the print magazine features thrilling texts in a wide range of genres, as well as rigorous reading and writing activities, step-by-step lesson plans, and dazzling online resources.


  • DynaMath®
    Grades 3–6
    DynaMath makes math exciting and accessible by applying core concepts to exciting real-world topics. Student also get plenty of practice with over 50 motivating practice problems per issue (with 50 more online).
  • Scholastic MATH®
    Grades 6–9
    MATH magazine makes math meaningful and engaging with articles that explore the real-world math behind high-interest topics. Teachers also get 50 ready-made practice problems with every issues (plus 50 more online).


  • SuperScience®
    Grades 3–6
    SuperScience is the most exciting way to teach life, earth, and physical science concepts. Each issue features thrilling science current events and amazing photos that engage students and support your curriculum.
  • Science World®
    Grades 6–10
    Science World makes today’s biggest scientific discoveries relevant to students and science curriculums. Every issue uses theses incredible innovations to introduce important biology, chemistry, physics, Earth science, and engineering concepts.


  • Scholastic Art®
    Grades 7–12
    Scholastic Art magazine introduces students to a wide range of influential artists with engaging nonfiction and high-quality art reproductions. Each issue covers important elements and principles of visual art and gives your students hands-on practice with unique studio projects.

Life Skills

  • Choices®
    Grades 7–12
    Choices helps teens avoid the dangers of adolescence with the latest health and well-being advice. Every issue helps students navigate real-life issue like cyberbullying, stress, and peer pressure to name a few.

Early Learning

  • My Big World with Clifford™
    Preschool and Pre-K
    This delightful children’s magazine makes learning fun with simple nonfiction just for early readers. Clifford and his pals teach your little learner about seasonal themes all year long.
  • Let's Find Out®
    Every issue of Let’s Find Out explores a seasonal science or social studies topic taken straight from the kindergarten curriculum. Using simple, predictable nonfiction texts, Let’s Find Out builds fundamental reading skills like concepts of print, sight words, and phonics.

Foreign Language

  • Foreign Language Magazines
    Grades 6–12
    Available in Spanish, French, and German, these exciting magazines immerse students in the language they’re learning as well as the cultures that speak it. Each title is meticulously designed for a specific proficiency level and helps teachers develop fluency and comprehension quickly and effectively.

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