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Need accessible silent reading texts for your students? Check out FYI for Kids, a collection of high quality magazine articles at different reading levels. FYI for Kids will engage your students and help them build the comprehension and stamina skills needed for silent reading activities.

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FYI for KIDS 125A magazine-based reading program

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E4: Exceptional Expressions for Everyday EventsUse everyday words to teach new words

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Recent Frankly Freddy Posts

3 March 2014

Claims about Text Complexity within the Common Core State Standards: Examining the Evidence

31 October 2013

Summary of Kenji Hakuta on English Language Learners and the Common Core State Standards

Highlights of Hakuta's presentation in Virtual Institute on Assessment and the CCSS on TextProject's YouTube channel.

30 August 2013

Reading Rules for Becoming Proficient with Complex Texts

Freddy's reading rules: Read more. Mostly silent. Focus on knowledge.

What's New

21 April 2014

FYI for Kids
Surprises Inside a Rock

What are geodes and how do they form? Let’s find out with FYI for Kids: Surprises Inside a Rock.

21 April 2014

FYI for Kids
New Animal Species

What new animals species have been discovered and where do they live? Let’s find out with FYI for Kids: New Animal Species.

21 April 2014

FYI for Kids
A Hero Who Gives Things Away

How does Cameron Payne give back to his community? Let’s find out with FYI for Kids: A Hero Who Gives Things Away.