Careers in STEM - Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett - Informational Text and Writing

Nouvelle ELA
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7th - 10th
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This informational text presents Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, an immunologist working on a cure for COVID-19. Students complete a pre-reading activity familiarizing them with important people and places in Dr. Corbett’s story. After reading, they identify details associated with those people and places. Then, students use the text as a model in writing their own profile of a researcher. Includes eight suggestions and a brainstorming worksheet. (grades 8-10)

What You Get:

1. Pre-Reading Activity - Preview of Important People and Places

2. Magazine-Style Informational Text: "Portrait of a Researcher: Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett"

3. Paragraph Structure Analysis

4. Informational Writing: Portrait of a Researcher

5. Informational Writing: Women in STEM version

6. Digital version

7. Editable rubric and answer key

This passage has been written with 8th and 9th grade reluctant readers in mind. It was originally written to accompany the TERMINUS Digital Breakouts series, but it can be used separately.

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Your resource is a .zip file. The article and worksheets are a print-and-go .pdf. The rubric is editable in PPT. The digital worksheets are in Google Slides. Please email me at if you have any questions! :)

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15 + digital
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Teaching Duration
3 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced.
Analyze in detail the structure of a specific paragraph in a text, including the role of particular sentences in developing and refining a key concept.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.


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