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Facts On File News Services 512 Seventh Avenue, 22 nd Floor New York, NY 10018 800-636-7976 ext. 4245 www.facts.com [email protected] A Grade-Appropriate Resource. Information on Grade Level from Trusted Sources for Classrooms and Libraries. Weekly Reader. World Almanac Books.

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Facts On File News Services

512 Seventh Avenue, 22nd Floor

New York, NY 10018

800-636-7976 ext. 4245

www.facts.com

[email protected]


A grade appropriate resource
A Grade-Appropriate Resource

Information on Grade Level from Trusted Sources for Classrooms and Libraries

Weekly Reader

World Almanac Books

Gareth Stevens

Facts On File News Services

Funk & Wagnalls

Teacher Created Materials


Two modules
Two Modules

Grades 2-5

Grades 5-8


Elementary school module
Elementary School Module

Grades 2-5 Home

Homepages for all grades or a specific grade determine level of all search results and listings.


Content for grades 2 5
Content for Grades 2-5

  • Books from Gareth Stevens, Inc.

    • Exploring the Library

    • Welcome to My Country!

    • 101 Facts About Pets

    • Dinosaurs

    • Animal series

    • Biographies series

    • Library of the States

  • Classroom Magazines

    • Weekly Reader 2, 3, 4, Senior

    • Science Spin Primary, Senior

    • Full Teacher Guides

  • The World Almanac for Kids

  • Library Skills – classroom activities

  • Activities by Teacher Created Materials

    • Brainteasers

    • Fascinating Facts

  • Interactive Dictionary

  • Atlas

  • Picture Gallery

  • Oxford American Children’s Encyclopedia (second edition)


Topic search
Topic Search

Intuitive drill-down topic search


Find materials by source top buttons
Find Materials by Source (top buttons)

Click to see menu listings


Full text search always available
Full-Text Search Always Available

Full-text search box appears on all screens


Search results for everglades
Search Results for “Everglades”

Search results are grouped by source with the most relevant at the top of each column.


Article screen
Article Screen

Source and link to full citation (at end of article)

Links to related articles

Links to matching Topic Search listings

Search terms highlighted


Reference library
Reference Library

  • Reference Library contains standard types of reference resources:

  • Atlas

  • Interactive Dictionary

  • Picture Gallery

  • Children’s Encyclopedia

  • Curriculum-aligned books


Special features library research skills
Special Features: Library/Research Skills

Information and fun activities that teach about using library resources – plus Homework Help from The World Almanac for Kids


Special features homework corner
Special Features: Homework Corner

Assignment Subjects, broken out by grade, link to listings of content by category – for example, Weekly Reader and World Almanac for Kids.


Special features picture gallery
Special Features: Picture Gallery

Alphabetical image listings bring up pictures with full credit, caption, and citation – plus a link to more information about the subject.


Special features brainteasers activities
Special Features: Brainteasers/Activities

From Teacher Created Materials, series of lessons and activities based on The World Almanac for Kids – accessed by subject and grade range (1-2, 3-4, 5-6). PDF files, linked to World Almanac for Kids articles and to Answer Keys, can be copied for classroom use.


Special features top five of the month
Special Features: Top Five of the Month

Monthly articles on current topics, with follow-up writing activities and links to elementary content and appropriate websites.


Special features calendar
Special Features: Calendar

Calendar for each month showing major holidays, birthdays and historic events by day – links to other months and to a perpetual calendar.


Special features teacher s toolbox
Special Features: Teacher’s Toolbox

Teacher’s Toolbox lets educators search Weekly Reader Teacher’s Guides by keyword and retrieve activities by subject area and grade.


Middle school module
Middle School Module

Click on tab for “Grades 5-8” to access the Middle School module


Content for grades 5 8
Content for Grades 5-8

  • Classroom Magazines

    • Career World

    • Current Events

    • Current Health (1 and 2)

    • Current Science

    • Know Your World Extra

    • Weekly Reader Senior

  • From Facts On File News Services

  • Issues & Controversies (selections)

  • Today’s Science (selections)

  • Top News Stories

  • From World Almanac Education Group

  • The World Almanac and Book of Facts

  • The World Almanac for Kids

  • Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia

  • Timelines of history and science

  • Books From Gareth Stevens, Inc.

  • Countries of the World

  • World Almanac Library of the States

  • Trailblazers of the Modern World

  • The Cold War

  • Plus!

  • Atlas

  • Interactive Dictionary

  • Picture Gallery


Middle school home page
Middle School Home Page

Advanced search options for more experienced users, plus a front-page story and access to content by source


Access information by source
Access Information by Source

  • Click for listings of content by source:

  • Classroom Magazines

  • World Almanac

  • World Almanac for Kids

  • Reference Library:

    • Atlas

    • Dictionary

    • Funk & Wagnalls

    • Picture Gallery

    • Reference Books

  • Issues in the News

  • Timelines

  • Calendar


Full text or title search by source
Full-text or Title Search by Source

Text box to enter search argument, with title field checkbox

Checkboxes activate content areas

Search results listed by date or by relevance


The world almanac and book of facts
The World Almanac and Book of Facts

Easy-to-read World Almanac tables, with links and full citations


Advanced search
Advanced Search

Specify type of content and source using Advanced Search


Fast functions
Fast Functions

  • Fast Functions:

  • Go to Homepage

  • Go to Dictionary

  • Email article

  • Print article

  • Go to Help

Email user can attach message to article


Key benefits
Key Benefits

  • For Students

  • Safe, secure on-line environment

  • Intuitive interface and design

  • Grade-specific menus and results

  • Printable graphics

  • Homework resource center

  • Activities and puzzles linked to information content

  • Current, timely information

  • Archived classroom magazines

  • Promotes student-driven learning

  • Builds comprehension and skills

  • Introduces reference and research, in a way young users understand and enjoy

  • Unlimited remote access fosters parental involvement

  • For Educators

  • Straightforward design, easy navigation

  • Multiple search and retrieval capabilities

  • Key educational content from trusted providers with activities and teacher content

  • Keeps pace with students’ progress

  • Aligned to National Standards

  • Cross-curriculum information and activities accessible by subject and grade level

  • Instructional resource and activity center for library, research and reference skills

  • Assessments and exercises for monitoring student progress

  • Activities available for duplication and classroom distribution

  • Can be used for group and individual instruction


Thank you
Thank You!

Facts On File News Services

512 Seventh Avenue, 22nd Floor

New York, NY 10018

800-636-7976 ext. 4245

www.facts.com

[email protected]


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