Perfect for upper elementary through high-school students, Biography in Context is a collection of biographical information gathered from full-text encyclopedias, academic journals, magazines, current news, and more. You can also access audio and video clips, websites, and images. Citation information is also provided. You can search by a specific person, or browse biographies by subject.
Students can access this site from any school, home computer or device with a free Prince William Public Library System library card.
Visit the Prince William Public Library website to access this resource for research.
Virginia: Fairfax County, Arlington County, Loudoun County, City of Falls Church, City of Alexandria, Central Rappahannock Regional Library, and Fauquier County Public Library.
Maryland: Montgomery County, Prince George's County, Frederick County and Charles County.
Washington DC: D.C. Public Library.
You’ll have access to all library resources for which you have a card, including eBooks, digital magazines, and Premium Sites. Yes, you’ll have to physically go to another library system to obtain their card, but then you can use it from home to access their online resources as well as the Prince William County Public Library System!
As part of participation in the program, each family received a copy of The Chocolate Touch. Each night families read aloud one chapter together. The school webpage provides vocabulary and discussion questions to partner with their reading. In addition, the staff at Tyler has created a YouTube playlist of staff reading chapters.
Daily, students participate in a trivia question and win a prize. Each morning, the baskets are brimming with answers and almost every student participating!
One book has made quite an impact on students, with parents reflecting this experience has helped students get motivated and excited to read!