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

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Pages: 15+




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. Digital version
6. 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.
About Your Resource:
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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