Genre- Informational/Bios

Title:  Sunken Treasuresunken-treasure

Author: Gail Gibbons

Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell

Date: 1988

Age Level: Elementary (3-4) or Upper (5-6)

Summary: “Describes the many years long search for the treasure that went down with the Atocha, a Spanish galleon sunk off Florida in a hurrican in 1622.”

Strengths: Gibbons does a great job of telling the story of how treasure is found in a fun easy way for students. There is so much information in this book and after reading it I didn’t feel overwhelmed from all the information because it was really easy to undertand. I liked that the book was broken down into sections: The Sinking, The Search, The Find, etc.

Concerns: My only dislike was that the text is all over the place. I think it might make it difficult for readers to know where to go next. I think I would have liked it if the text was in a certain location making it easier to read.

Classroom Use: This book would be great to use during a social studies unit on ship wrecks. I think it is just interesting to look at even at my age. The teacher could come up with a “shipwreck” of her own in the classroom. she could provide students with a map and some information to find the treasure and the steps they take after they find the treasure according to this book. It would be neat if the teacher could make it like a virtual field trip on the computer.

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