LIFE SCIENCE Reading Essentials provides the entire content of the Student Edition written 2 - 3 grades lower, making it perfect for struggling readers and ELL students. Reading Essentials takes the stress out of reading, learning, and understanding science. This book covers important concepts in science, offers ideas for how to learn the information, and helps students review what they have learned. In each chapter: - Before You Read sparks your interest in what you’ll learn and relates it to your world. - Read to Learn describes important science concepts with words and graphics. Next to the text you can find a variety of study tips and ideas for organizing and learning information: - The Study Coach offers tips for getting the main ideas out of the text. - Foldables™ Study Organizers help you divide the information into smaller, easier-to-remember concepts. - Reading Checks ask questions about key concepts. The questions are placed so you know whether you understand the material. - Think It Over elements help you consider the material in-depth, giving you an opportunity to use your critical-thinking skills. - Picture This questions specifically relate to the art and graphics used with the text. You’ll find questions to get you actively involved in illustrating the concepts you read about. - Applying Math reinforces the connection between math and science. - Use After You Read to review key terms and answer questions about what you have learned. The Mini Glossary can assist you with science vocabulary. Review questions focus on the key concepts to help you evaluate your learning.
Chapter 1 Exploring and Classifying Life Chapter 2 Cells Chapter 3 Cell Processes Chapter 4 Cell Reproduction Chapter 5 Heredity Chapter 6 Adaptations over Time Chapter 7 Bacteria Chapter 8 Protists and Fungi Chapter 9 Plants Chapter 10 Plant Reproduction Chapter 11 Plant Processes Chapter 12 Introduction to Animals Chapter 13 Mollusks, Worms, Arthropods, Echinoderms Chapter 14 Fish, Amphibians, and Reptiles Chapter 15 Birds and Mammals Chapter 16 Animal Behavior Chapter 17 Structure and Movement Chapter 18 Nutrients and Digestion Chapter 19 Circulation Chapter 20 Respiration and Excretion Chapter 21 Control and Coordination Chapter 22 Regulation and Reproduction Chapter 23 Immunity and Disease Chapter 24 Interactions of Life Chapter 25 The Nonliving Environment Chapter 26 Ecosystems Chapter 27 Conserving Resources