Subject(s): Science, English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 9, 10
Resource supports reading in content area:Yes
Freely Available: Yes
Keywords: climate change, biodiversity, quantum evolution, text complexity, informational text, polar bears, sea ice
The grade band recommendation reflects the shifts inherent in the Florida Standards and is based on a text complexity analysis of a quantitative measure, qualitative rubric, and reader and task considerations.
The content in this article aligns properly with subject matter included in a biology course and enhances content-area knowledge related to the interdependence standards. The text includes numerous resources for both educators and students to deepen knowledge and to become involved in topics about polar bears. This text can also be used instructionally to model critical reading skills such as cause/effect and use of text features to aid understanding.
Consider the use of technology to project some of the article graphics and text features as they enhance the reading and do not print as effectively.
Source and Access Information
Name of Author/Source: Andrew E. Derocher/ActionBioscience
District/Organization of Contributor(s): Martin
Is this Resource freely Available? Yes
Access Privileges: Public
* Please note that examples of resources are not intended as complete curriculum.