The U. S. Navy


Discover the military branches that keep our country safe. Big photographs show the powerful machines, high-tech tools, and brave people that make up the U.S. military.

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Discover the military branches that keep our country safe. Big photographs show the powerful machines, high-tech tools, and brave people that make up the U.S. military.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kris Sauer
Got a youngster interested in aircraft carriers, submarines or sea battles but who is struggling to read? This book on the U.S. Navy might be just the ticket. Simple vocabulary, short sentences and large, full-color photographs help below-level readers access this nonfiction book on the jobs, people, and machinery used by the sailors in our nation's Armed Services. Part of the "Pebble Plus" series on the United States' military branches, the series supports National Science Education Standards K-4: Science and Technology. It also supports the National Council for the Social Studies "Science, Technology and Society" standard. As with all good nonfiction books, this one includes a glossary to help early readers scaffold subject-specific vocabulary, a table of contents, index, bibliography and Internet sites sections. From torpedoes to Navy pilots and mechanics, this book helps students at the emergent reading level (kindergarten to first grade) learn more about the mission of the United States Navy and the brave men and women who carry it out. Reviewer: Kris Sauer
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Gr 1-2

Large font, simple texts, and candid photos combine to make this an attractive series. Each title contains four chapters of two-to-eight pages. Two-to-three sentences per page describe the purpose of each military branch ("The Navy is a branch of the United States Armed Forces"); some of the jobs involved ("Some sailors are navigators...Some sailors are mechanics"); and a selection of the weapons, ships, and land vehicles used. Content is limited, but clear, and vocabulary is appropriate. Unfamiliar words are defined in a glossary, but not noted or defined in the narrative. The texts are closely tied to the excellent color photography on the facing pages. These titles will be popular with young readers.-Eldon Younce, Harper Elementary School, KS

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429617369
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Series: Action Science Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 710,123
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 390L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

What Is the Navy?     4
Navy Jobs     6
Navy Ships     14
Keeping Us Safe     20
Glossary     22
Read More     23
Internet Sites     23
Index     24
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