Holt McDoual Biology enables you to reach all learners by providing time-saving, easy-to-use learning tools and resources to help students of all abilities achieve understanding and success.
Updated Student and Online Teacher’s Editions
The Holt McDougal Biology program, by Stephen Nowicki, has been designed and developed to help you reach students with a wide range of abilities and needs. The student text is designed the way students learn, with all components of the book fitting easily within commonly used learning models to help build understanding through inquiry and exploration. Biology is a research-based program that has been refined through teacher input from teacher advisory boards, user testing, and pilot studies. Studies show proven effectiveness and have been validated by the Educational Research Institute of America.
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 work text, 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 teach 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 note taking support enable them to build understanding and retain more information on the key concepts.
Differentiated Instruction Strategies
Each 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
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 multi-language 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.
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