Young readers will examine the skills, equipment, and courage required for jobs in the emergency response field.
SWAT: Special Weapons and Tactics will introduce readers to challenging content related to the job duties required of our elite police and military force. This 32-page title helps build reading comprehension skills with engaging visual aids, interesting informational sidebars, before- and after-reading activities, and more.
With vivid photos and engaging text, the titles in the Emergency Response series offer high-interest topics for students in grades 4–8. Readers will understand the dedication, expertise, and risks undertaken by the brave individuals who protect our U.S. citizens at home. Readers will discover the historical aspects of each job through timelines and gain reading comprehension skills with before- and after-reading activities, and more.
Readers will find loads of interesting facts and information, as well as experience the thrills and chills of these jobs. The books will appeal to readers of all ages, with their action-packed, glossy photographs that give up-close and personal insight into the perils of those who hold such emergency response positions. The series offers readers high interest nonfiction texts that are accessible for independent reading. The captioned, full-color photographs, inset photographs, labeled diagrams, and maps offer detailed information. In addition to a timeline, the historic origin of each emergency responder is explained in detail within the text. Recommend the books to readers interested in real-life superheroes and their dangerous jobs. Glossary. Websites. Table of Contents. Index.
Amy Merrill, Librarian & Reading Specialist, Calvin Coolidge Elementary School, Binghamton, New York