With the switch to Common Core and its increased emphasis on informational texts, many elementary school teachers have found themselves having to seek out more nonfiction resources. Common Core reading standards require that students use a variety of skills to analyze, discuss, and write about informational texts, such as using text features and search tools to locate information, using details and examples from a text in answering questions, and comparing two texts on the same topic. This reading and analysis should be practiced in both print and electronic environments. In fact, hyperlinks, digital sources, and Web pages are specifically mentioned.
Luckily, a quick search of the Web will reveal that many sites featu....read more