|Navy seals : elite operations (Military special ops)|
Author: Newman, Patricia
Learn how Navy SEALs are taught to think like scientists and perform like soldiers as they track down terrorists, rescue hostages, and venture into enemy territory to gather critical information.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 5.60
Points: 1.0 Quiz: 159738
Common Core Standards
Grade 4 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 4.RI Craft & Structure
Grade 5 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 5.RI Craft & Structure
School Library Journal (11/01/13)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 11/01/2013 Gr 3–7—These eye-catching titles, each written in five short chapters, will be attractive to reluctant readers. All begin dramatically with an exotic setting, an emergency situation, and/or figures exhibiting daring military skills. The second chapter places the special unit in a historical context, and the following sections flesh out the roles the unit members play within their branch and in the military as a whole. The books conclude with a chapter on training and education. The risks and destructive nature of the jobs aren't sugarcoated, but the texts are not graphic. Transitions between chapters are smooth, though the language is sometimes stilted. The writing is filled with acronyms that are, unfortunately, often not included in the glossary. Sprinkled throughout the chapters are text boxes with definitions and additional information, quotations, and anecdotes about real operations. The clear photos are well captioned. - Copyright 2013 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.