Independent Reading Project

Daniel Leiderman

Who Discovered DNA?

My book is called "Who Discovered DNA?" by Jenny Vaughan. The subject of the book is how scientists discovered DNA and how the discovery is affecting society today.

Organizational Structure

The organizational structure of the book is sequence structure. The book lists information in chronological order about the steps scientists took to discover DNA. This type of structure makes information more organized in the book which makes it easier to understand.

Why would someone read this book?

Someone might read this book because they are interested in the topic or just want to learn more about the topic. Another reason someone might read this book is for more research about the topic.

Author's Purpose

The author's purpose in to inform the reader about the topic of DNA. The author did a great job teaching the reader about how scientists found DNA and how the discovery is used today.

Text Features

A few of the text features in the book are: Pictures, Diagrams, Captions, Headings, and Subheadings. The pictures in the book are used to better explain the text while the captions are used to explain the picture. The diagrams in the book are used to demonstrate the text while the headings and subheadings are used to separate and organize the topics.

How did the book connect with things I previously knew?

I knew most of the information in this book so understanding each topic was very easy for me.

What information was not included in the book?

The book did not go too much into each topic because the author made the book very simplistic. The book also did not go into the topic of viruses and how they affect cells.

Why did I choose this book?

I chose this book because I was always very interested in the topic of DNA and I always had a love for science.
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