Where to Find Informational Text and News Articles (Option 2)

Published On: October 24th, 2016·By ·

High-Quality News Articles for Your Classroom

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In the 3-Minute Classroom Problem Solver video above, SimpleK12 Teacher Learning Community trainer, Monica Burns, shares another one of her favorite tools for finding informational texts such as news articles.

Informational Text, News ArticlesTIME for Kids is the young reader version of TIME Magazine. Many of the article’s subjects are the same for both versions, but TIME for Kids focuses on helping students understand important topics. These topics include everything from national and world news to sports and entertainment. There is also a Kid Reporter section that showcases young journalists and their articles.

Other features from TIME for Kids include:

The TIME for Kids Homework Helper offers a variety of quizzes in addition to flashcard makers and other resources.

Printable worksheets and quizzes are helpful visuals for classroom use.

Explore Around the World where students can view facts, historical timelines, and more about a country of their choosing.

Photos & Videos help to further immerse students in the news to make it more personal to them.

What are your favorite resources for news articles? Let us know in the comments below.

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About Our “Where to Find Informational Text (Option 2)” Presenter:
Monica Burns is an Education Consultant, EdTech Blogger, and Apple Distinguished Educator. Monica works with teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible at all grade levels. She has also conducted well over 40 unique training sessions for SimpleK12. Click here to take a look at more videos from Monica.

About the Author:
Carolina Fransen is the EdTech Apps and Tools Editor at SimpleK12.com. She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms, and she loves investigating teaching jobs in some of her favorite locales. So if you have an app, tool, website, or service that you think we should know about, please send your information or tip to


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