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1 Magazines of Special Interest to Teachers and Kids National Geographic Pre-K 1 Brings animals, nature, and science 6/year National Little Kids alive for the youngest learners. Geographic Comes in individual issues. National Geographic K 1 Short articles on science and 7/year National Young Explorer social studies topics with high Geographic quality photos. Classroom sets only. National Geographic 2 3, Short articles on science and social 7/year National Explorer 4 6 studies topics with high quality Geographic photos. Classroom sets in two edi- tions for grades 2 3 (Pioneer) and 4 6 (Pathfinder) contain the same articles at different reading levels. National Geographic 3 8 Explores animals, entertainment, 10/year National Kids science, technology, current events, Geographic and cultures from around the world. Comes in individual issues. National Geographic 7 12 Award-winning writers and 12/year National Magazine photographers. Geographic National Geographic 9 12 Discover the world. 8/year National Traveler Geographic National Geographic 9 12 Action-packed exploration and 10/year National Adventure adventure. Geographic National Geographic 9 12 New. Get healthy, get smart, 6/year National Green Guide and go green! Geographic National Geographic 9 12 International news, travel, and 4/year National Glimpse culture magazine featuring Geographic compelling narratives written by young adults living abroad. 1

2 2 Comprehension & Collaboration Scholastic K Language arts, science, and social 8/year Scholastic, Let s Find Out studies topics. Inc. Scholastic News 1 6 A curriculum-connected current 32/year Scholastic, events news weekly. Good source Inc. of short text for instruction and practice. Grade-specific editions come in classroom sets from grades 1 to 5/6. Grades 1 3 editions available in Spanish. Scholastic 3 6 Current science topics and news 8/year Scholastic, Super Science stories. Inc. Junior Scholastic 6 8 Current national and world events. Bi- Scholastic, Supports middle school social weekly Inc. studies curriculum. Good features such as pro and con discussion prompts. Scholastic Scope 6 10 Classic and contemporary literature, 17/year Scholastic, nonfiction articles and first-person Bi- Inc. true teen stories. Includes Readers weekly Theater scripts. Scholastic Art 4 12 Integrates studio art with art history. 12/year Scholastic, Inc. Scholastic Choices 7 12 Topics include health issues, nutri- 6/year Scholastic, tion, substance abuse prevention, Inc. and consumer economics. Scholastic 6 10 The latest science news and 14/year Scholastic, Science World discoveries. Physical science, life Bi- Inc. science/health, earth and space weekly science, environmental science, and technology. Weekly Reader Pre-K 2 Four magazines graded for difficulty 28/year WRC Media address curriculum topics in social (PK K) readers.com studies, language arts, science, 32/year health, and career development. (1 2)

3 Magazines of Special Interest to Teachers and Kids 3 WR Science 3 5 Engaging classroom magazine from 8/year WRC Media Weekly Readers that encourages students to think and read like scientists. WR News 3 6 Weekly news magazine from 25/year WRC Media Weekly Reader that comes in two editions WR News Edition 3 for third graders; WR News Senior Edition for fourth sixth graders. Current Health 4 12 Covers nutrition, fitness, and 8/year WRC Media personal health. Current Health #1 published for grades 4 7. Current Health #2 for grades Current Events 6 10 High-interest national and 25/year WRC Media international news. Current Science 6 10 Uses today s news to make science 16/year WRC Media more relevant. Covers life, earth, and physical sciences; health; and technology. Read 6 10 Classic and contemporary fiction 15/year WRC Media and nonfiction. Career World 7 12 Guidance for school, career, and 6/year WRC Media life after high school. Time For Kids K 6 Weekly magazine at different 30 or Time Inc reading levels for K 1 (The Big 26/year Picture Edition, which comes with a poster); 2 3 (The Newscoop Edition); 4 6 (The World Report Edition). Kids Discover 3 6 Topical issues focus on social 10/year Kids Discover studies and science. Order as a single-copy subscription or by specific edition. Challenging reading but good teaching content.

4 4 Comprehension & Collaboration Animal Baby Pre-K K Simple, illustrated read-alouds 10/year National about the natural world. Wildlife Federation Appleseeds 3 6 Real-life stories about people and 9/year Carus places of the past and present. Publishing Challenging reading but good teaching content. Ask 2 4 Themed issues on arts and science. 9/year Carus Publishing Boys Life 2 10 Boy Scouts of America. 12/year Boy Scouts of America Calliope 4+ Explores world history. 9/year Carus Publishing Children s Playmate 1 3 Articles and creative stories about 6/year Children s health and science. Better Health Institute Children s Digest 4 6 Articles on science, fitness, and 6/year Children s safety. Better Health Institute Cicada 9 12 Literary magazine for teens. Stories 6/year Carus and poems explore age-related Publishing issues. Click Pre-K 2 Science, exploration, nature, 9/year Carus history, technology, and the arts. Publishing Cobblestone 4+ American history. 9/year Carus Publishing Cricket 4+ Folktales, fiction/nonfiction, 12/year Carus biographies, fantasy, poetry, Publishing science fiction, and history. Dig 4+ Archeology. Each issue focuses on 9/year Carus one theme. Publishing

5 Magazines of Special Interest to Teachers and Kids 5 Faces 4+ Cultures of the world and 9/year Carus geography. Publishing Footsteps 4+ African American history, culture, 5/year Carus and achievement. Publishing Humpty Dumpty Pre-K 1 Promotes health and fitness. 6/year Children s Better Health Institute Jack and Jill 2 4 Stories, articles, and activities 6/year Children s about science, health, and fitness. Better Health Institute Know 1 3 A science magazine for curious 6/year Peter Piper kids explored the worlds of Publishing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Ladybug Pre-K 1 Easy to read stories 9/year Cricket Carus Publishing Muse 4+ Features intelligent writing and 9/year Carus amazing photographs and Publishing illustrations. National Wildlife 7 12 Wildlife and nature stories and 6/year National photographs. Wildlife Federation Newsweek 7 12 The magazine includes a feature 54/year Newsweek, great for middle and high school Inc. kids called My Turn, an essay written by a different writer every week. Odyssey 4+ Adventures in science. 9/year Carus Publishing Ranger Rick 2+ Stories, activities, and articles 12/year National about exploring and caring for Wildlife natural wonders. Federation

6 6 Comprehension & Collaboration Spider 1 4 Stories, poems, and articles on 12/year Carus nature. Publishing Sports Illustrated 4+ Devoted to sports. Articles on sports 12/year Time, Inc for Kids figures of note, sports-related issues, and advice from athletes. U.S. Studies Weekly K 9 Grade-specific magazines for social 24/year American studies (K 6) and science (1 6). Publishing Legacy come in a national edition and standards-based issues for over 15 states. YES! Magazine 4 9 Stories of people from around the 4/year Positive world young and old who are Futures yesmag.ca creating a better, more sustainable Network world. Your Big Backyard Pre-K 2 Interesting creatures and places 12/year National of the world. Wildlife Federation Zoobooks K+ Everything there is to know 12/year Wildlife about the world s most fascinating Education, animals, birds, reptiles, and insects. Ltd. Zootles Pre-K K New publication. Introduces 6/year Wildlife animals in their natural habitats. Education, Ltd.

7 Magazines Suitable for Older Students The Economist 9 12 International perspective on 51/year business, politics, and more. The Horn Book 9 12 About books for children and 6/year The Horn Magazine young adults. Timely reviews of Book, Inc. best titles. The New Yorker 9 12 Culture, art, politics, design, 47/year Conde Nast technology all well-written. The New York Times 9 12 Published jointly by Scholastic and 14/year Scholastic, Upfront the New York Times. Created to Inc. make it easy for teachers to connect the news to the curriculum. Major national and world news features. Sports Illustrated 7 12 Magazine ends with Rick Reilly s 56/year Time, Inc essay always interesting and worth chewing on. Stone Soup 3 8 Magazine by and for young writers 6/year Stone Soup and artists. Time Magazine 7 12 The standard news magazine. 56/year Time, Inc U.S. News and 7 12 Weekly national and world news. 52/year World Report Also, depending on classroom interests, check out the multitude of topic-oriented magazines offered: individual sports, politics, psychology, travel, computers, health and fitness, animals and pets, film/tv, music, art, fashion, religion, city/region specific, hobbies, food, photography most anything you can think of! Great way to honor a student s interest in an area or topic. (Try 7

8 Newspapers Check local and state-wide newspapers for their Newspapers in Education programs. Most offer complimentary classroom sets on a daily or weekly basis. Many offer a weekly Kids Page. NEWSPAPER GRADE FOCUS ISSUES PUBLISHER PHONE/WEBSITE The L.A. Times; 7 12 Check out well-written columns, The New York features, editorials, Sunday Times; magazines, book reviews, etc. The Washington. Great to have a copy of the Sunday Post, etc. edition available for use during the week. The New York Times 3 12 Student connections for teachers, Daily New York Student Connection parents, and students. Times The Onion 12 Political satire. Daily The Onion USA Today 2 12 No specific online kid page but Daily USA Today most written for general audience. The Wall Street 9 12 News and information on the world 9/year Dow Jones Journal Classroom of business. Sets of 30 copies. and Co., Inc. Edition.com Washington Post: 2 12 Online news, games, reviews Daily Washington KidsPost 18 yrs. for kids. Post kidspost 8

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