Meeting a Wide Range of Student Abilities
Updated Student and Teacher's Editions
The Holt McDougal Biology program, by Stephen Nowicki, has been designed to help you reach students with a wide range of abilities and needs. Strengthened support for reading, vocabulary, and differentiated instruction gives your students a way to build understanding of challenging biology concepts.
Specifically designed to engage struggling readers, the Interactive Reader features all vocabulary and essential content written two levels below grade level to help all students master biology concepts. With this consumable worktext, students can record their thoughts as they read each selection. Skill builder pages with scaffolding and graphic organizers further strengthen student reading comprehension.
Vocabulary and Reading Support
Throughout the program, vocabulary and reading support teaches students to break down concepts and strengthen overall vocabulary understanding through visual representations of key terms. The Reading Toolbox provides students with tips and helpful hints for getting the most out of their reading, while vocabulary and notetaking support enable them to build understanding and retain more information on the key concepts.
Differentiated Instruction Strategies
Every lesson includes differentiated instruction strategies to assist teachers helping students with a wide range of needs. Notes in the Teacher's Edition help support English Learners, Inclusion, Pre-AP® students, and students who are below grade level.
English Language Learner Resources
Nowicki Biology contains the most extensive Spanish support in the industry. The Student Edition and most worksheets and assessments are available in Spanish. In addition, a multilanguage glossary includes Arabic, Armenian, Cantonese, Hmong, Khmer, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu and Vietnamese languages. Full text audio readings in English and Spanish are also available.
Leveled Study Guides
Leveled Study Guides provide on and below level versions of review pages to better support students.
Online Assessment and Remediation
Using an advanced automated assessment and remediation engine, chapter tests and section quizzes are assigned to students by a teacher. The assessments are automatically graded, and remediation that uses materials in the program is prescribed. A post-test is offered to determine student mastery. Critical student performance data are recorded and made readily available to the teacher.
Active Reading Worksheets
Nearly 150 topical reading excerpts help boost students' science reading comprehension with questions that promote deeper thinking.
The online Teacher Toolkit provides a vast collection of lessons and tools to develop the essential skills students need to succeed. Resources include differentiated instruction, process and inquiry skills, reading and note taking skills, vocabulary strategies, writing in biology, presenting and analyzing data, and teaching with technology.