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Editorial-vetted online periodical, reference and website content leveled for K-8 covering interdisciplinary curriculum areas including
Pro/con issues, nonfiction books
100% full-text, standards-aligned, & Lexiled

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The all-new ProQuest SIRS® Discoverer® is a multidisciplinary database for elementary and middle school learners, researchers, and educators covering curriculum areas content sets such as current events, history, health, language arts, math, science, social studies, and technology. All newspaper, magazine and reference content is 100% full text, editorially-selected and indexed from over 2,200 reliable, high-quality domestic and international sources. The collection includes 9,000 integrated educational weblinks, and reference materials such as the Compton’s by Britannica encyclopedia and DK Eyewitness books.

ProQuest SIRS Discoverer has been newly redesigned with a fresh, new interface featuring easy-access to most-used content and features, logical subject tree hierarchy, age-appropriate search and filter capabilities, as well as streamlined result and article pages to help young learners connect with and comprehend content.  User-friendly Advanced Search features enable young learners to find exactly what they need by limiting search by source type and simple searching by grade level and Lexile Range.

ProQuest SIRS Discoverer supports differentiated instruction by providing Lexile scores, grade level reading , article read-aloud and language translation, age-appropriate article summaries, automatically generated citations, and a critical thinking skills tutor.  Teacher and student materials are aligned with curriculum subject areas, research topics and homework help. User-friendly special database features such as “Animal Facts” “Nonfiction Books,” “Country Facts,” “Pro/Con Leading Issues,” “Science Fair Explorer,” and “Spotlight of the Month,” to further support the curriculum, while engaging students as they identify content needed for research, homework and classwork.

SIRS Discoverer also offers supplemental curriculum and learning materials, including an educator's guide, middle- and elementary-level student workbooks, citation guidelines, research strategy worksheets, and more.

  • Content Type: Blog Podcasts and Websites, Books, Encyclopedias and Reference Works, Magazines, Maps, Newspapers, Other Sources, Picture, Website, Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Almanac, Atlas, Newspapers, Magazines, Graphics Multimedia

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