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Non-fiction source/website for elementary school

Jan 26, 2013 7:53am

I have been searching for some engaging articles for 4th and 5th graders. Are there any web sites that produce news, sports, pop culture and topics of interest for that age group? I know that Scholastic and Yahoo have online sources - but even their articles are of little interest to my students.

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    • Feb 12, 2013 7:14pm

      I agree with Jim - Time for Kids is great. If your students enjoy Time for Kids, you might also check out National Geographic For Kids. They also have some really engaging material.

      http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/

      • Feb 12, 2013 7:30pm

        Thanks - I use NG regularly and my biggest problem with Time for Kids is the lack of real "news." I guess that I am looking more for an online newspaper for students which is updated at least somewhat frequently.

        Something that includes articles on politics, sports, pop culture, music...

        • Feb 18, 2013 3:48pm

          Hi Michael,

          What about Kids Post? It's the Washington Post's "kids newspaper" online.

          http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/kidspost

          I also know that some newspapers will deliver free copies to schools. While the content might be above some kids reading levels, it could be a great way to get kids into authentic texts and to reinforce those "readying-to-read" skills (i.e. using title to predict meaning, scanning, etc.)

          • Jan 28, 2014 12:34pm

            I use the National Geographic Extreme Explorer magazine for my fifth grade. Their interactive website is fantastic for the non-fiction articles.