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A Look at Expository Literature
Prolific nonfiction author, Melissa Stewart, wrote a guest blog post for School Library Journal on the importance of expository literature in libraries.
6 Reasons to Use Informational Text
Brief article from Scholastic, with an extensive bibliography, on the research behind why informational text is important in elementary years.
Types of Informational Text
Comprehension of Informational Texts
Websites for Kids (and Educators!)
Booklist Common Core Resources
A listing of all the Common Core resources from Booklist, including articles from the BookLinks "Common Core Connections" column.
Highlights for Kids - Explore
Short articles that answer many of kids' burning questions, like "why do people get white hair?" Plus experiments and science info.
Library of Congress - for Educators
Tools, guides and resources for educators wanting to use the Library of Congress materials.
National Geographic for Kids
Articles, games, and interactive maps. Plus a family section with ideas and experiments for all ages.
NYT The Learning Network
This link is scoped to the "infographics" tag to showcase the NYT infographics. However, the whole blog is a great place for informational text inspiration and discovery.
PBS Learning Media
Resources, lesson plans, and multimedia from WGBH and PBS LearningMedia.
Read Write Think
Classroom resources from Read Write Think include lesson plans, student interactives, and printouts. This is a great site to share with teachers!
"Nonfiction that is always current and engaging" from Scholastic's magazine for kids in grades 1-6.
Smithsonian Learn & Explore
Kid (and educator)-friendly site that gives users access to the Smithsonian's collections.
Sports Illustrated for Kids
Sports articles for young people
Time for Kids
Current event articles for kids in grades K-6