Pre Reading Chart (English Companion)
Non-fiction: bibliography and paraphrasing (book)
Non-fiction: bibliography and paraphrasisng (web source)
Non-fiction Book Report
Primary Sources: Awesome Stories
Tween Tribune(free registration)
Primary Sources: Non fiction
Practice with non-fiction(Skillwise)
Reading Non fiction (BBC)
In the News (BBC)
BBC: BiteSize: Non-Fiction
BBC: BiteSize Interactive
Navigating the newspaper
Fact and Opinion: High School Musical (ppt)
How Stuff Works
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Go Go News is a news website designed for elementary school students. The site features many short news stories that can be read and listened to. The stories that Go Go News covers aren't hard, breaking news stories. The stories are more of a interesting and educational nature.
Teaching Kids News is a news site developed for use in elementary school and middle school classrooms. Teaching Kids News features timely and relevant news stories written on a level that students can comprehend. Each article is accompanied by a set of discussion questions, writing prompts, reading prompts, and vocabulary words.
Youngzine is an online source of news, sports, and entertainment stories for elementary school students. Students will find stories to read and videos to watch in each of the information categories. Each news story is accompanied by a Google Map that has a placemark indicating where the story takes place.
CNN Student News is an excellent resource for middle school and high school current events lessons. The roughly ten minute episodes feature US stories, a world news stories, a "shout out" to a classroom, and a quick quiz. Transcripts for each show are available for download as are suggested viewing questions to cover with your students.
One of my favorite features on the BBC New website is the Day in the Day in Pictures.