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Information on Grade Level from Trusted Sources for Classrooms and Libraries
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Homepages for all grades or a specific grade determine level of all search results and listings.
Intuitive drill-down topic search
Click to see menu listings
Full-text search box appears on all screens
Search results are grouped by source with the most relevant at the top of each column.
Source and link to full citation (at end of article)
Links to related articles
Links to matching Topic Search listings
Search terms highlighted
Information and fun activities that teach about using library resources – plus Homework Help from The World Almanac for Kids
Assignment Subjects, broken out by grade, link to listings of content by category – for example, Weekly Reader and World Almanac for Kids.
Alphabetical image listings bring up pictures with full credit, caption, and citation – plus a link to more information about the subject.
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.
Monthly articles on current topics, with follow-up writing activities and links to elementary content and appropriate websites.
Calendar for each month showing major holidays, birthdays and historic events by day – links to other months and to a perpetual calendar.
Teacher’s Toolbox lets educators search Weekly Reader Teacher’s Guides by keyword and retrieve activities by subject area and grade.
Click on tab for “Grades 5-8” to access the Middle School module
Advanced search options for more experienced users, plus a front-page story and access to content by source
Text box to enter search argument, with title field checkbox
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Search results listed by date or by relevance
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