Do you know?


When was the first slot machine invented? Who invented it? What was it named?

You can find these answers along with a host of other information in Facts for Learning.  While you’re there check out the new interface. In addition to the new look, new features have been added:

  • Search by State Standards: Use the Standards Alignment utility (in Advanced Search) to find Weekly Reader articles corresponding to your state’s curriculum standards.
  • Text-to-Speech: Thousands of Weekly Reader classroom magazine articles can now be heard as well as read. Ideal for beginning readers, ELL, and students with special needs.
  • Easy access to Weekly Reader Magazines – just click the link next to the giraffe at the top of the page.
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