Expository Reading

Expository text includes text found in newspapers, content area textbooks, magazines, brochures, and catalogs.

The purpose of expository text, also referred to as informational text,
is to inform, describe and explain.
To help your students with reading and understanding Expository Text, the table below contains quick links to our electronic databases and a variety of periodicals divided by subject and grade level. Just click on the links to open current magazines with full-text articles to help your students practice with informational writing.
 
EXPOSITORY READING LINKS FOR ELEMENTARY
SUBJECT

TITLE

DESCRIPTION

GRADE LEVEL

LINK

SCIENCE 

National Geographic Explorer

Thematic issues containing articles, puzzles, projects and news in science for middle school students; seeds, plastics, toughing out winter, volcanoes.

2-6

SCIENCE 

Science Spin
K-1

Children's general interest - Science

K-1

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GENERAL 

Appleseeds

Children's general interest

3-5

GENERAL

Time For Kids 3-4

Children's general interest -  News

3-4

LINK

GENERAL

Time For Kids 5-6

Children's general interest -  News

5-6

LINK

GENERAL

Fun for Kidz

Children's general interest 

3-8

LINK

GENERAL

Jack and Jill

Children's general interest 

2-5

LINK

GENERAL

Ranger Rick

Kids' publication for ages 7 & up with colorful photos, funny drawings & exciting stories about wildlife & nature.

2-6

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SPORTS

Sports Illustrated for Kids

Children's general interest - Sports

3-8

LINK

 
EXPOSITORY READING LINKS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL
SUBJECTTITLEDESCRIPTIONGRADE LEVELLINK
GENERAL National Geographic KidsPresents articles of interest to children ages 8-14, dealing with crafts, nature, world cultures, science and general interest. Includes pull-out supersize pages and contests.6-8

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SCIENCE Scholastic Super ScienceThematic issues containing articles, puzzles, projects and news in science for middle school students; seeds, plastics, toughing out winter, volcanoes.6-8

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SCIENCE Science WorldA publication by and for students published by Scholastic Inc. Includes feature articles, interviews, science in the news, fiction, puzzles and cartoons.6-8

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SCIENCE Science NewsPresents articles of interest to scientists and others involved with the latest developments in science.6-8

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MATHScholastic MathThematic issues containing articles, puzzles, projects and news in science for middle school students; seeds, plastics, toughing out winter, volcanoes.8-10

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GENERAL AhoraForeign language magazine for advanced beginners.6-12

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GENERAL Girl's LifeConsumer magazine for american girls ages 7 to 14. Timely articles: social issues.3-8

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EXPOSITORY READING LINKS FOR HIGH SCHOOL
SUBJECTTITLEDESCRIPTIONGRADE LEVELLINK
HISTORYAmerican HistoryFeature articles and special issues presenting the best available historic and contemporary illustrations and authoritative narratives on all aspects of American history.

9-12

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HISTORYthe HistorianOriginal articles of interest to a wide readership in the fields of North American, European, African, Asian, Australian and South American history that make a significant contribution in fact or interpretation selected by blind review.

9-12

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HISTORYAmerican HeritageFocuses on American history, presenting essays on topics relating to events in US history.

9-12

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HISTORYHistory TodayFeature articles and special issues presenting the best available historic and contemporary illustrations and authoritative narratives on all aspects of American history.

9-12

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GENERALSmithsonianA monthly magazine created for modern, well-rounded individuals with diverse interests. It chronicles the arts, history, sciences and popular culture of the times.

9-12

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GENERALE: the Environmental MagazineAn environmental magazine which provides information, news and commentary on environmental issues. Covers everything environmental, from rainforests to recycling and from the global village to our own backyards.

9-12

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GENERALTexas MonthlyGeneral interest for the urban Texas audience and covers the state's politics, sports, business, culture and changing lifestyles.

9-12

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GENERALTimeNational and international news, behavior, books, business, cinema, law, education, environment, modern living, music, nation, press, religion, theater, video and world.

9-12

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GENERALNational GeographicArticles deal with interesting people, places, customs, activities and nature on a worldwide scale. Also covers National Geographic Society expeditions and discoveries.equipment and television.

9-12

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GENERALSports IllustratedReports and interprets the world of sport, recreation and active leisure. It previews, analyzes and comments upon major games and events, as well as those noteworthy for character and spirit alone.

9-12

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SCIENCE Popular SciencePresents articles on products for homes, transportation and recreation, including automobiles, boats, tools & garden, electronic, photographic equipment and television.

9-12

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SCIENCE Scientific AmericanAuthoritative articles on all sciences by scientists who do the research reported. Edited for the interested layman. Features science and the citizen, computer reactions, the amateur scientists, reviews of current books in science and bibliographies.

9-12

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COMPUTERPC WorldThe definitive, solutions-oriented reference mag for businesss and professional people who use and manage the use of IBM-standard personal computers.

9-12

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COMPUTERMacworld
Macworld magazine keeps you abreast of the continuing computer developments being made by the Mac. Macintosh users can rely on Macworld's incisive product reviews, in-depth feature, articles, technical pointers, buying tips and Labs-based performance reports. With specialized up dates on desktop publishing, graphics, connectivity and telecommunications.

9-12

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