This collection of seven short biology readings is perfect for introduction or review reading activities. They are written for students in ninth grade, but are manageable for struggling readers as well. I have used these ranging from warm-ups in advanced classes to in-class read aloud's in groups that need extra practice reading. They can also be folded into interactive notebooks for future reference. Topics include viruses, ecological succession, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, the cell cycle, DNA, biomolecules, and prokaryotic vs. eukaryotic cells.