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  1. Facts On File News Services 512 Seventh Avenue, 22nd Floor New York, NY 10018 800-636-7976 ext. 4245 www.facts.com info@facts.com

  2. 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

  3. Two Modules Grades 2-5 Grades 5-8

  4. Elementary School Module Grades 2-5 Home Homepages for all grades or a specific grade determine level of all search results and listings.

  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)

  6. Topic Search Intuitive drill-down topic search

  7. Find Materials by Source (top buttons) Click to see menu listings

  8. Full-Text Search Always Available Full-text search box appears on all screens

  9. Search Results for “Everglades” Search results are grouped by source with the most relevant at the top of each column.

  10. 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

  11. Reference Library • Reference Library contains standard types of reference resources: • Atlas • Interactive Dictionary • Picture Gallery • Children’s Encyclopedia • Curriculum-aligned books

  12. Special Features: Library/Research Skills Information and fun activities that teach about using library resources – plus Homework Help from The World Almanac for Kids

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

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

  20. 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

  21. Middle School Home Page Advanced search options for more experienced users, plus a front-page story and access to content by source

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. The World Almanac and Book of Facts Easy-to-read World Almanac tables, with links and full citations

  25. Advanced Search Specify type of content and source using Advanced Search

  26. Fast Functions • Fast Functions: • Go to Homepage • Go to Dictionary • Email article • Print article • Go to Help Email user can attach message to article

  27. 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

  28. Thank You! Facts On File News Services 512 Seventh Avenue, 22nd Floor New York, NY 10018 800-636-7976 ext. 4245 www.facts.com info@facts.com