Online Games (Websites & Apps):
- Conduct Internet research using a kid-friendly search engine like awesomelibrary.org, kids.gov, or americaslibrary.gov.
- Arthur Benjamin: A performance of “Mathemagic”
Games & Activities:
- Think about the things you love—a sport, an author, a music group, an animal, a cause, a place, a game. There are nonfiction texts connected with that topic. Your job tonight is to try to find some of those texts.
- While you are reading, think about the text’s structure and ask yourself, “How can I organize my notes to mirror the text’s structure?”
- Create Non-Fiction Brochures about the different topics (not just weather!) that you have researched.
Games & Activities:
- You might take a moment to talk about your books with a reading friend or family member. Researchers who study learning say that talking about reading is one of the most powerful things you can do to become a better reader. Some possible points of discussion could be:
- Talk about your book’s subject. What are you learning? What does your family know about your topic?
- Talk about how your nonfiction book is challenging in a good way. What’s tricky? How are you tackling reading challenges?
- Check out kids’ magazines like Time for Kids, Scholastic, National Geographic, and others. Most of these magazines also have websites.
- Look at any newspaper and you will find a section on the weather. You may even find articles that relate to weather events around the world.
- Go to the library and check out multiple nonfiction texts by the same author. As you read, notice techniques you see the author using and jot about those things.
- Ask an adult if they will take you to the public library, our school library, or a bookstore to get a book or two on your topic.
- Be on the lookout for articles that have to do with your topic. Ask adults to help you look through magazines and newspapers.
- Create a presentation/Podcast/Animoto or poster using any learning progression
- Beau Lotto + Amy O’Toole: Science is for Everyone, Kids Included
Articles & Resources:
- Highlights (multi genre)
- Sports Illustrated Kids
- National Geographic Kids (big kid version)
- American Girl (multi genre)
- Cobblestone (Historical)
- Odyssey (science)
- Muse (history, science, arts)
- Time for kids (grade 3-4 edition, grade 5-6 edition)
- Ranger Rick