Introductory Challenge

Mark Johnson is a parapro who works in a high school biology class alongside the teacher, Susan McMillan. Mark’s job is to help struggling readers understand their biology textbook and other written materials. Susan has provided Mark with information about different reading strategies that students can use to improve their comprehension of difficult texts, such as the biology book. Can you think of something about a biology textbook that might present a challenge to some readers? What strategies can you think of that might help students deal with that challenge?