Textbook Reading Guides

These worksheets are tailored to the current textbook:  Biology by Miller and Levine (commonly called the Dragonfly book)   Most are specifically targeted to chapter sections – as in, students read the section of the chapter and answer very straightforward questions as they read.  I originally designed the reading guides to encourage freshman students to read the chapters.  Files have two formats: .html for simple viewing on the web, and doc filesword_icon, which can be easily edited using Microsoft word.dragonfly-225x300

Chapter 1:  The Science of Biology

1-1 What is Science word_icon
1-2 How Scientists Work word_icon
1-3 Studying Life word_icon
1-4 Tools and Procedures word_icon
Ch 1 Review Guide word_icon
Ch1 Crossword Puzzle word_icon

Chapter 7:  Cell Structure and Function

7-1 Life is Cellular word_icon7-2 Eukaryotic Cell word_icon
7-3 Cell Boundaries word_icon
Ch 7:  What Do You Know
Ch 7 Review word_icon | Ch 7-3 Review word_icon

Chapter 10:  Cell Growth & Division

10-1 Cell Growth and Division word_icon10-3 Regulating the Cell Cycle word_icon
Ch 10 Review Guide word_icon
Ch 10 Crossword word_icon

Chapter 15-17: Evolution

15-1, 15-2 Puzzle of Life’s Diversity word_icon15-3 Darwin Presents His Case word_icon
Ch 15 Review word_icon | Ch 15 Crossword word_icon
Ch 16-3 – Speciation word_icon
Ch 17 – Patterns of Evolution word_icon

 Chapter 18:

Classification18-1:  Finding Order in Diversity word_icon
18-2:  Modern Classification word_icon
Ch 18 Review word_icon  | Ch 18 What Do You Know word_icon
Ch 18 Reinforcement word_icon

 Chapter 20:  The Protists

20-1, 20-2 Protists word_icon
20-3, 20-4 Plantlike Protists word_icon
Ch20 Review word_icon

 Chapter 26: Sponges & Cnidarians

26-1: Intro to the Animal Kingdom word_iconCh 26 Review word_icon

Chapter 27:  Worms & Mollusks

27-1 Flatworms word_icon27-2 Roundworms word_icon
27-3 Annelids word_icon |  27-4 Mollusks word_icon
Ch 27 Review word_icon | Ch 27 Crossword (Mollusks, Annelids) word_icon

Chapter 28:  Arthropods & Echinoderms

28-1, 28-2 Arthropods word_icon28-3 Insects word_icon

Chapter 30: Nonvertebrate Chordates, Fish and Amphibians

30-1 Chordates word_icon30-2 Fishes word_icon
30-3 Amphibians word_icon
Ch 30 Review word_icon

Chapter 31:  Reptiles & Birds

31-1 Reptiles word_icon31-2 Birds word_icon
Ch 31 Review Guide word_icon

Chapter 32: Mammals

31-1, 31-2  Intro to Mammals word_icon32-3 Primates word_icon
34-1 Animal Behavior word_icon
34-2 Animal Behavior 2 word_icon
Ch 32 Review word_icon

Chapter 3: The Biosphere

Read 3-1, 3-2  What is Ecology Read 3-3 Cycles of Matter

Chapter 4:  Ecosystems and Communities

Read 4-1, 4-2: Climate & Ecosystems Read 4-3: Biomes

Chapter 5: Populations:  Read 5-1 | Read 5-2, 5-3

Chapter 11:  Mendelian Genetics

Read 11-1, 11-2  Mendel Read 11-3 Dihybrid Crosses
Read 11-4 Meiosis

Chapter 13:  Genetic Engineering

13-1 Manipulating DNA
13-4 Applications of Genetic Engineering
Review Guide:  Ch 12 & 13

 Chapter 14: Human Genetics

14-1 Human Heredity 14-2  Human Chromosomes
14-3  DNA Analysis

If you are looking for the textbook reading guides for the old textbook, Holt, Rinehart, Winston’s “Biology: Principles & Explorations” (the book with the tiger on the cover), you can view the folder contents. I no longer update these worksheets because we no longer use that book.