4th Grade - Reading for Information


Games/Skill Sites
Dolphins Interactive site where students read and check comprehension
Elephant Story Interactive site where students read for comprehension and then check their answers.
Inference Hunter Practice your skills at making inferences based on short passages
Main Idea Identify the main idea of passages
Mysterious Benedict Society  Vaious lessons and activities to go along with this novel.
Rags to Riches Quiz to help practice identifying key words to determine the type of text structure used in a passage
Reading Comprehension Interactive site for non-fiction reading and comprehension check
Titanic: Jim's Tour Titanic Picture Tour
Sources for Informational Text / Articles  


Newsela is an innovative way to build reading comprehension with nonfiction that's always relevant: daily news. Articles can be adjusted to different Lexile levels. Newsela is a free site and is updated daily with real-world news from major publications.
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
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.
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.