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Literature Resources From Gale: Biographies in Science

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Stacy Chancellor & Joana Tew


Wetumpka Middle School, Elmore County School System/ Alabama Virtual Library


This podcast gives a brief overview of how to use the person search tool in the Literature Resources from Gale database, a part of the Alabama Virtual Library. The podcast will show how to search for a scientist for a research paper in science.   

Length: 1:57

Content Areas: Math, Science, English/Language Arts, Social Studies

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

[S1] (8) 1: Identify steps within the scientific process.
[S1] (8) 8: Identify Newton's three laws of motion.
[ELA] (8) 1: Apply strategies, including making inferences to determine theme, confirming or refuting predictions, and using specific context clues, to comprehend eighth-grade recreational reading materials.
[ELA] (8) 5: Explain distinguishing characteristics of odes, ballads, epic poetry, historical documents, essays, letters to the editor, and editorials.
[ELA] (8) 9: Apply mechanics in writing, including punctuating titles using quotation marks, underlining, or italics and using semicolons, conjunctive adverbs, and commas to join two independent clauses or to correct run-on sentences.
[ELA] (8) 10: Use prepositional phrases and compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences to vary sentence structure.
[ELA] (8) 11: Write sentence patterns common to English construction.
[ELA] (8) 12: Identify the correct use of degrees of comparison, adjectives and adverb forms, subject-verb agreement with collective nouns when verb forms depend on the rest of the sentence and with compound subjects, including those joined by or with the second element as singular or plural.
[ELA] (8) 13: Combine all aspects of the research process to compose a report.
[ELA2013] (8) 26: Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration. [W.8.7]
[ELA2013] (8) 27: Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation. [W.8.8]
[ELA2013] (8) 28: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. [W.8.9]

AQTS_1.A.5: Academic Discipline(s) [Ability to help students make connections across the curriculum in order to promote retention and transfer of knowledge to real-life settings.]
AQTS_1.B.3: Curriculum [Ability to select content and appropriately design and develop instructional activities to address the scope and sequence of the curriculum.]
AQTS_2.E.2: Assessment [Knowledge of the relationship between assessment and learning and of how to integrate appropriate assessments into all stages of the learning process.]


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