Spring 2017

Smoke Jumpers in Action

 
Cover: Smoke Jumpers in Action Spread: Smoke Jumpers in Action
 
 

Give readers an inside look at the dangerous job of smoke jumpers. Additional features include a table of contents, a Fast Facts spread, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, a selected bibliography, an introduction to the author, and sources for further research.

Table of Contents

  • Fast Facts
  • Hard Landing
  • Constant Danger
  • Making a Break for It
  • Fighting Fire with Fire
  • Think About It
  • Glossary
  • To Learn More
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index

Details

Specifications

Leveling

  • Suggested Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Suggested Reading Level: Grade 4
  • Guided Reading Level: U
  • ATOS Reading Level: 4.9
  • ATOS Interest Level: MG
  • Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 187442
  • Accelerated Reader® Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects

Reviews

A Review of "Dangerous Jobs in Action" in School Library Journal

What better way to communicate the dangers inherent in a risky occupation than by sharing the stories of real men and women at work? Job details (conditions, equipment, safety concerns, etc.) are integrated into the narrative. Deep-Sea Fishermen, Smoke Jumpers, and Oil Rig Workers also stress the importance of learning about nature and unpredictable weather systems. Captioned photos on every page show the working environs, tools, and men and women in typical work-related clothing. ‘Think About It’ sections pose open-ended questions for students to consider. VERDICT This series on high-interest jobs is notable for its emphasis on safety, teamwork, and problem-solving. A solid addition sure to entice browsers.

Contributors

Author: Jon Westmark

 

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