One of my favorite resources on MARVEL! is the Britannica Online School Edition. I remember using the print version of the Encyclopedia Britannica while in school. While many encyclopedia publishers still offer the print version, many also provide an online encyclopedia as well, including Britannica. The Britannica Online School Edition is a great resource that provides reliable information about numerous topics. All of the articles have a read aloud option, allowing students the ability to listen to the articles as well as read them.
Last week I demonstrated use of the Britannica Online School Edition to a couple of my fourth grades at GEJ, then followed it with an activity where students had to use this resource to find facts about different topics. Everyone did a great job using the online encyclopedia and many were eager to share some of the fun facts they learned about their topic.