The Great Debate

| By Tracey Matthews, K12 Content Strategist , Gale | Complete your debate prep for the National Speech & Debate Tournament with Research In Context! With several portals (or topic pages) on social issues, Research In Context helps middle schoolers make connections to the world beyond the classroom, write persuasive research papers, and prepare well-informed … Read more

Research for a Great Debate

| By Beth Manar, Senior Content Developer, Gale | A debate is defined as a discussion, generally in a formal setting, in which two sides present opposing views on a topic. Debates have been recorded in history for millennia, and various debates have been labeled Great Debates over time, covering a wide variety of topics … Read more

Writing on the Día de Muertos

| By Gale Staff | Día de Muertos, Day of the Dead, is observed in Mexico on 2 November, the final day of a celebration that begins on Halloween. Though practices differ from city to city, the holiday is generally an opportunity to honor deceased loved ones, for whom families prepare ofrendas, or altars, which … Read more

Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools: Putting Young Learners on a Path to Discovery

| By Tara Blair, Digital Marketing Coordinator, Gale | Getting kids excited about research is no easy task! But library media specialist Angie Jameson is working hard to create a dedicated space for research that keeps students engaged with content in every subject. Located just outside of Cleveland, Ohio, Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools focuses … Read more

Sequoia Middle School Empowers Young Researchers

| By Tara Blair, Digital Marketing Coordinator, Gale | Serving approximately 850 middle schoolers, Sequoia Middle School has a strong academic background, and is working diligently to strengthen their students’ writing skills. For many of the school’s students, English is a second language, which means that teachers need the right resources to support students’ current … Read more

Gale Researches: A Wrinkle in Time

| By Debra Kirby | I am counting the days until the March release of A Wrinkle in Time, the movie based on Madeleine L’Engle’s award-winning novel. In anticipation of the movie, I decided to spend a little time revisiting the story by checking to see what Gale resources could provide. Like all forays into Gale … Read more

American Reference Books Annual Highly Recommends Gale Researcher

Gale Researcher provides the scholarly content and technology-fueled tools students need to improve their ability to find, evaluate, and apply a range of sources in their research and coursework. By aligning scholarly materials to the scope and sequence of introductory college courses, Gale Researcher creates a simple but sophisticated research path for students looking to … Read more

Research Validates the Need for Large Print

Large Print improves reading experiences, academic outcomes, and cognitive health by increasing:

  • Reading fluency: decoding speed and tracking ease
  • Reading comprehension
  • Academic achievement
  • Sensory satisfaction
  • Sustained reading

The Physical Benefits of Large Print

  • Larger fonts and increased spacing force the eye to move more slowly, allowing students to track more easily.1
  • Print size impacts the maximum speed at which text may be read.2
  • Serif fonts aid struggling readers by making the words easier to read.3
  • Children are aided by greater leading, eliminating their tendency to double or skip lines when reading.4
  • Reading comprehension and memory hinge on legibility.5

Without legibility, reading is a laborious process, leading to disengagement among discouraged, reluctant, or struggling readers.

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Introducing First-Year Seminar Students to Academic Research & Career Exploration

| By Michael Hooper & Christina Chester-Fangman | Gale’s General OneFile has consistently been one of the most popular research databases offered by Felix G. Woodward Library at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee.  It ranked in the top five most frequently searched databases at APSU for the last five years, with 21,238 searches … Read more

The Great American Eclipse 2017

On August 21, 2017, North America will see its first total solar eclipse in a century. A solar eclipse happens when the moon passes between the sun and Earth. Even though the sun is much bigger than the moon, because the moon is so much closer to us, they appear about the same size in … Read more