- Age Range: 7 - 9 years
- Grade Level: 2 - 4
- Lexile Measure: 740L (What's this?)
- Series: DK Readers
- Paperback: 48 pages
- Publisher: DK Children; English Language edition (December 7, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0789434415
- ISBN-13: 978-0789434418
- Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.2 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,756,132 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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DK Readers: Titanic: The Disaster That Shocked the World! (Level 3: Reading Alone) Paperback – December 7, 1998
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Top Customer Reviews
The DK series of books provides an excellent training platform for you to help your kids to learn to read and enjoy it. The books are available in 5 levels that are designed to help your children start to read and learn. The levels are:
Pre-level 1: Learning to read
Level 1: Beginning to read
Level 2: Beginning to read alone
Level 3: Reading alone
Level 4: Proficient readers
This book is a level three book.
The tragedy of the Titanic sinking shocked the world and almost everyone has heard the story. Many books and films about the story have been made. Newscasts of the recent rediscovery of the wreckage have kept the ship alive after all of these years.
This is a well written story about the ship and its passengers and captain. It covers the ship's basic design and why it was considered unsinkable. The detailed story goes over the passengers and crew and talks about what really happened to the ship. It covers the tragic loss of life and how the disaster changed the passenger cruise ship industry and shipping in general.
Not only is the story well written and full of details, the book also includes:
* Beautiful artwork
* Ship layout diagrams
* Original photos and present day photographs of the submersibles that were used to discover her resting place. There are also photos of the Titanic under water and of recovered personal items.
* Copies of the original newspaper front pages
History of the rediscovery of the Titanic is covered.Read more ›
I came across these Dorling Kindersley Readers (which were formerly known as Eyewitness Readers) at my local library and they proved to be just the books I was looking for. Unlike the works of fiction which I've let my daughter read by herself (and she seems to enjoy doing so), I actually sit with her as she reads these books, because there are several words, namely proper nouns that require some help with pronunciation, etc. This reader was about the history of the Titanic, and contained enough information to make it interesting to young readers, yet not too dense to overwhelm them. The book also contains many archival photographs and color illustrations that engage readers' interest. I feel it is never too early to introduce children to works of non-fiction so that they can learn to appreciate that real life can be just as interesting as the fictional worlds they read in books.
Love DK books.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Donated this to a school library. The kids were glad to get it so they liked itPublished 22 months ago by old soldier
I ordered DK Readers "Titanic: The Disaster that Shocked the World!" book for my son, he loves reading about the Titanic and really enjoyed reading this book too.Published 23 months ago by Jennifer Smith
Took quite awhile to arrive but excellent resource once did. Used during differentiated reading groups with my ELLs. Great visuals to support comprehension.Published on April 24, 2014 by Rebecca daigler
Ordered this for my son for Christmas. He loves all things Titanic. I got it quickly after I ordered it too!Published on January 8, 2014 by amber greenfield
This was ordered for my daughter that is in the 4th grade to read and do a book report. The book was very good and it explained it very well for a child. Read morePublished on October 2, 2013 by The Beav
Subject matter my Down Syndrome son is interested in at a level he can read. My son loved the movie. Thanks to DK readers for this one.Published on January 17, 2013 by CKReader