U.S. Armed Forces
Series of 6 titles
What does the U.S. Coast Guard do? How does the U.S. Marine Corps work with other military branches? U.S. Armed Forces answers these questions and more, while introducing readers to the military branches, their training, missions, and careers. Each title reviewed by a member of the branch to ensure accuracy of text and images. Bright, full-color photographs complement the carefully leveled text to make reading for understanding easy and fun. Compelling What Do You Think? sidebars encourage deeper inquiry. A Quick Facts & Tools feature in each book includes a timeline of the branch’s history, along with facts and statistics about the branch. Also includes a table of contents, infographic, glossary, index, and reading tips for teachers and parents.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Category||C3 Social Studies, New!|
|Subject||History, Social Studies|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Dimensions||7.5 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||L|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.0-3.5|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents|
U.S. Armed Forces - Reviewed by School Library Journal
These titles spotlight the U.S. military branches. Job descriptions are explained in simple language. Special services are mentioned, such as the Navy SEALS and Army Rangers. Some weapons are featured, including the C-5M Galaxy aircraft, the M1 Abrams tank, and aircraft carriers. The text highlights the everyday activities of military personnel. Peacetime activities (disaster relief and sea rescue) are centered rather than the combat roles of the different branches. Readers learn important facts: A college education is required to become an officer; the primary mission of each branch is to defend the United States. Large, vivid photographs include women and minorities and help emphasize the diversity of the modern military. VERDICT These attractive, informational volumes are recommended for school and public libraries and will appeal to those with an interest in the armed forces.