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May 252015
 

One of the most common questions we are asked is how our library of digital content supports the Common Core.  The easy answer is that our entire library has been aligned to the Common Core standards, so teachers can find resources related to each standard.  The more complex answer is that there are many pieces of content that can be used in flexible ways to support each individual standard, and it is up to teachers to choose the content that best supports their lesson and their students.

Here are five pieces of digital content a teacher might choose from our library to support and enhance the teaching of: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.5  Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.

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Parts of a Nonfiction Book

Students learn about the text features in nonfiction books with this animated tutorial.  Features include the bibliography, glossary, index, and table of contents.

 

 

2

Textbooks

Students learn about the text features in textbooks with this animated tutorial.

 

 

 

3

Errand Adventures

Students use their knowledge of nonfiction text features to complete errands around town in this extended video game.

 

 

 

4

Headings

Students use headings to answer questions about a nonfiction article.

 

 

 

5Fling the Teacher Text Features

Students test their knowledge with a quiz about nonfiction text features.

 

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