5th Grade - Reading for Information


Games/Skill Sites
Historical News Read journals, articles, letters, and speeches to complete interactive questions
Inference Hunter Practice your skills at making inferences based on short passages
Main Idea Identify the main idea of passages
Point of View Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Test your knowledge of point of view and win a million
Reading Comprehension Interactive site for non-fiction reading and comprehension check
Science Hangman How well do you know your science terms?  Try this game to test your knowledge
World War 2 Read and explore about kids of the World War 2 era
Sources for Informational Text/ Articles
Scholastic News Informational articles from Scholastic News
Story Archives A large collection of informational articles from CBS and CNN that cover adventure, environment, disaster, and many more
TextProject - FYI for Kids FYI for Kids is a collection of engaging, high-quality magazine articles. The objective of this project is to demonstrate a type of text that is essential for increasing students’ engagement in and proficiency with complex texts—short engaging articles that communicate critical information.
Time For Kids Check out current events written for kids
Tween Tribune A newspaper for young people. Covers many topics, including book and movie reviews and current events.
Wonderopolis Informational articles related to wonderings. This can be used to teach how to begin inquiry projects with a wondering, for research on topics, etc. Part of the Thinkfinity Community.
Newsela.com  Current events articles with options to vary Lexile levels of the same article according to student ability. 
Authors of Informational Texts
Nic Bishop Author and photographer of nature books for children
Seymour Simon Seymour Simon's website with book trailers, information about Seymour Simon, science facts, and more. Educators/adults can sign up for a free adult to access teacher guides and other additional content.