iNK Think Tank

Collection by Laurie Thompson


The award-winning authors of iNK (Inter­est­ing Non­fic­tion for Kids) pro­mote the use of non­fic­tion in class­rooms through pro­grams that help teach­ers use real books to teach to cur­ricu­lum stan­dards in ways that excite and inspire students.

Laurie Thompson
30 People Who Changed the World: Fascinating bite-sized essays from award-winning writers--Intriguing People Through the Ages: From Imhotep to Malala Yousafzai (Got a Minute? Albert Einstein Theories, Malala Yousafzai, Persuasive Essays, Kids Writing, Change The World, Nonfiction, This Book, People, Books
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The Triumph of Excellent Writing for Children

30 People Who Changed the World, publication date Oct 10, has a very special meaning to me. Full disclosure: it’s not because I have two essays in the bo...

Buy Two Truths and a Lie: Histories and Mysteries by Ammi-Joan Paquette, Laurie Ann Thompson and Read this Book on Kobo's Free Apps. Discover Kobo's Vast Collection of Ebooks and Audiobooks Today - Over 4 Million Titles! 4th Grade Books, 4th Grade Reading, Fourth Grade, Mystery Of History, Fun Challenges, Chapter Books, Old Games, Read Aloud, Book Activities
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Cover Reveal: Two Truths And a Lie: Histories and Mysteries by Ammi-Joan Paquette and Laurie Ann Thompson

Hello, Ammi-Joan Paquette! Ammi-Joan: Hello, Mr. Schu! Hi, Laurie-Ann Thompson! Laurie Ann: Hi, Mr. Schu! Thank you ...

Electrical Wizard: How Nikola Tesla Lit Up the World: Elizabeth Rusch, Oliver Dominguez. Move over, Thomas Edison! Nikola Tesla takes the spotlight in a biography of the man who pioneered modern electrical engineering — and changed the course of history. Nikola Tesla Inventions, Tesla Lighter, Nicola Tesla, Tesla S, Thing 1, Electrical Engineering, The Life, Retro, New York

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Standardized testing test prep with nonfiction articles for kids by award winning childrens authors with author-recorded readings to increase accessibility. Help Teaching, Teaching Ideas, Articles For Kids, Focus Group, Teacher Resources, Nonfiction, Librarians, Ink, January
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The Nonfiction Minute

the Nonfiction Minute - short compelling essays on real topics by top nonfiction authors. Includes audio and visuals.

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Major Announcement: The Largest Dinosaur Now Has a New Name

For as long as I can remember, the iconic exhibits at the New York City American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) have been the dinosaurs. What gives the...

Read "Two Truths and a Lie: Forces of Nature" by Ammi-Joan Paquette available from Rakuten Kobo. Crazy-but-true stories about the natural world make this acclaimed nonfiction series perfect for fans of curiosities and. Chapter Books, Natural World, The Fresh, Book Series, Nonfiction, True Stories, First Love, This Book, Told You So
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Two Truths and a Lie: Forces of Nature

Crazy-but-true stories about the natural world make this acclaimed nonfiction series perfect for fans of curiosities and wonders—and anyone looking to explore ways to separate fact from fiction. This nonfiction chapter book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 7 to 9 who are reading independently. It’ Did you know that too many fidget spinners spinning in the same direction could have an adverse effect on Earth’s gravitational field? Or…

Vicki Cobb How Could We Harness a Hurricane? Vicki Cobb Hardback Book Vicki Cobb 48 pp. Science Experiments Kids, Science For Kids, Science Fun, Hurricane Facts, Teacher Association, Seventh Grade, Fun At Work, Childrens Books, Engineering
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iNK: A Great Resource for Nonfiction in Your Curriculum - From the Mixed-Up Files.

iNK: A Great Resource for Nonfiction in Your Curriculum - From the Mixed-Up Files...

I grew up in the generation where many nonfiction books were dry and text-heavy. The content was to-the-point, and there were few photographs or illustrations. The purpose of even checking out a nonfiction book at the library was solely for school research projects. Fast forward thirty-plus years. Nonfiction has changed. It’s fun. It’s fresh. It tells a story. Kids who “don’t like” nonfiction might not even know they’re reading it (kind of like giving a child something healthy to eat and…

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A Transcontinental First

Cal Rodgers was a fun, and slightly nutty, guy.

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STEM at Its Best

How are text books written? I can tell you how because I was once asked to write a science text book for children. A committee of curriculum people meet ...

 By Carole Boston Weatherford and Eric Velasquez. This picture book is a tribute to Arturo Schomburg, the Afro Puerto Rican historian collector and activist who chronicled the Black history of the Diaspora. History Books For Kids, Black History Books, Black History Month, Coretta Scott King, Frank Herbert, Black Authors, Harlem Renaissance, Children's Literature, Black Boys
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Collecting a History

The point of view of most history taught to American children is the story of our collective past through the deeds and writings of mostly white m...

Russian Blue Cats Facts Cat Tales : True Stories Of Kindness And Companionship With Kitties By Aline. National Geographic Kids Books, Cats With Big Eyes, Russian Blue, Blue Cats, Cat Facts, Buy A Cat, Book Nerd, Nonfiction, True Stories

"Fall" into Nonfiction with some great new Titles - From the Mixed-Up Files...

Looking for some AWESOME Middle Grade and YA nonfiction to add to your shelves this fall? Check out some of the Amazing titles listed below– from a playful book about cats, to a history thriller about the famous Booth Brothers, two books about women and girls who changed the world, an incredible story of bionic animals, a creepy book about the way poison was used throughout history, a series on discovering animal secrets, and the first in a series of facts that are too crazy to be true, yet…

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What Makes a Good Science Book?

Professor Myra Zarnowski teaches language and literacy development at Queens College, CUNY, Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education. She i...

Read "Poison Deadly Deeds, Perilous Professions, and Murderous Medicines" by Sarah Albee available from Rakuten Kobo. Science geeks and armchair detectives will soak up this non-lethal, humorous account of the role poisons have played in . The Course Of Empire, Penguin Random House, Writing Styles, Nonfiction Books, Book Lists, Childrens Books, Medicine, Ebooks, This Book
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Get a Dose of This!

The Author’s Note, when you first open Sarah Albee’s Poison: Deadly Deeds, Perilous Professions, and Murderous Medicines, states: “Let’s get one thing st...

Video Conferencing: Authors at Your Fingertips - From the Mixed-Up Files. Help Teaching, Authors, Budgeting, Student, Ink, Things To Sell, College Students, Writers, Budget

Video Conferencing: Authors at Your Fingertips - From the Mixed-Up Files...

You’ve just finished reading a fantastic book with your class. The kids are engaged and the story is the topic of conversation. Go beyond the traditional project or book report and transport the author to your doorstep. The Digital Age: We live in a digital age, and fortunately for our schools, many authors are available to video conference. Location and time differences are no longer a deterrent. Many authors list video conferencing information on their websites. An internet search can also…