6 Reasons Your Classroom Needs Gale In Context: For Educators

| By Gale Staff | Teaching is your passion, but it’s a relentless day-in and day-out calling. To your kids, you’re a superhero—but even superheroes can use someone in their corner. Someone to help cover your bases with the latest tools and technology that meet your students’ needs while keeping pace with ever-changing standards and … Read more

How Text Sets Can Supplement and Enrich Traditional ELA Instructional Materials

| By Char Shryock | There’s a large base of reading research that supports the importance of providing students with regular opportunities to work with grade-appropriate text sets. This is different from the traditional canon-based approach that focuses on novel studies or spends large chunks of instructional time on a single story. Most anthologies are … Read more

Engage Learners with 4 Different Types of Text Sets

| By Char Shryock, Education Leadership Consultant | “The more knowledge students have about the world, the better their reading comprehension is. The better they read, the better able they are to access more complex and compelling reading material and build more knowledge to become even better readers. Reading ability and building knowledge are mutually … Read more

Encouraging Student Summer Reading

| By Elizabeth Mohn | When most students think about summer, they think about warm weather and sunshine. Teachers can help students look forward to reading over the break by developing a summer reading list and introducing books on the list to students through resources available in Gale In Context: Middle School. Summer reading programs … Read more

Why English Teachers Will Love Gale In Context: Literature

| By: Sarah Klein | As Gale’s K-12 curriculum design specialist, my role at its core is to bridge the content Gale creates with the subjects and standards that educators are seeking. It’s my job to identify the new topics and types of supplementary supports that Gale features across its numerous K-12 resources. I’m incredibly … Read more

Celebrate Women’s History Month with Gale In Context

| By Kris Krapp | From abolitionists and authors to entertainers and world leaders, there are countless women worth celebrating during Women’s History Month. Need inspiration for women to highlight in your school or library? Explore ideas to help students learn about women’s history using Gale In Context resources. Start Women’s History Month with Gale’s … Read more

Myths Debunked: 5 Widely Believed Tales about Historical Figures

| By Gale Staff | Although history is reliant on facts, many misconceptions exist about well-known historical figures. Did George Washington have wooden teeth? Did Einstein fail math? As historians look at the past with a critical eye, they’ve found proof to debunk common myths that evolved over time and are now widely accepted. Myths … Read more

4 Knowledge-Building Strategies for Literacy Development

| By Dr. Autumn Nabors | Essential for student success in school, career, and life, literacy development is a top priority for educators. Today’s great discussion, however, is whether current literacy instruction methods are failing our students. As schools focus more on reading comprehension, the study of subjects like science, history, and art has taken … Read more

Celebrate the First Day of Winter in Your Classroom or Library

| By Gale Staff | As the days get shorter and temperatures drop, why not integrate the changing seasons into your lesson plans and library spaces? Each year in the northern hemisphere, two solstices occur—the Summer Solstice in June and the Winter Solstice in December. In the United States, the Winter Solstice typically lands on … Read more