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T Is for Titanic: A Titanic Alphabet

3.96  ·  Rating Details ·  68 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
In "T is for Titanic," husband-and-wife writing team Michael and Debbie Shoulders sift through the stories, documents, and artifacts surronding the famous ship, giving a you-are-there view to one of the greatest disaster stories.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by Sleeping Bear Press
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Jeralynn Moser
Mar 20, 2015 Jeralynn Moser rated it liked it
1. Titanicat by Marty Crisp (2008)

2. These twin-texts enhance each other very well - While T is for Titanic focuses on making the essential information of the Titanic disaster accessible to students, Titanicat actually makes the tragedy come to life and allows for students to understand the story.

3. The structure of T is for Titanic is established sequence because it is organized in alphabetical order. It is also very descriptive - the side of each page has very detailed information about the l
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Fiction: Titanicat by Marty Crisp,@2008
Nonfiction: T is for Titanic by Debbie and Michael Shoulders,@2011

Rationale: The reason why I chose Titanicat to pair up with my nonfiction ABC book is because it tells a heartwarming story of a little boy named Jim who had signed up to be a cabin boy on the first and last voyage of the Titanic. While boarding the ship Jim befriends a cat and he knows that cats are supposed to be good luck on ships. Jim is then assigned to take care of the ships c
Apr 24, 2012 Lynn rated it really liked it
T is for Titanic is from the Alphabet series by Sleeping Bear Press. They specialize in nonfiction children's picture books. I have many for teaching. They range from holidays to places and people. P is for Pilgrim, I is for Idea, S is for Smithsonian, etc. This book focuses on the Titanic for its 100th Anniversary. The book follows the usually format, there is a short passage so that a teacher or parent can read aloud to younger children and a longer more detailed passage to elaborate the short ...more
Feb 10, 2013 Liz rated it really liked it
Week 3: Read a quality picture book for older readers.

A is for anatomy of the Titanic...
This alphabet book guides readers through the ABC's, paying tribute to the RMS Titanic and her history. Readers learn about everything from the ship building company Harland & Wolff, to the famous grand staircase that first-class passengers used. Readers also learn about the children and pets onboard, as well as the work that took place behind the scenes that kept Titanic running. This book is packed wit
Jun 20, 2013 Michaela added it
Shelves: primary-books
Audience: Primary

Genre: Memoir

Twin Text: Fiction- "Titanicat" By Marty Crisp

The book "T is for Titanic: A Titanic Alphabet" is a book that lists the alphabet out letter by letter and allows children to learn about the Titanic through each letter of the alphabet. Every letter is related to something about the Titanic and the reader is given information about the topic presented. For example the first letter is "A" is all about the anatomy of the Titanic. For this book's twin text I chose a book
Apr 24, 2014 Lynn rated it it was ok
Shelves: juvenile-nf, history
I haven't yet found one of these Sleeping Bear Press alphabet books that I really like, and this one is no exception. The verse is awkward on the tongue, and the rhythm seems a bit simple compared to the seriousness of the content.
One challenge in this particular volume is presenting information chronologically as well as alphabetically. I think the author was mostly successful in this. I don't think the lack of chronology is a problem for readers since most of those who will pick up this versi
Holly Williams
Jun 17, 2013 Holly Williams added it
Shelves: primary
Audience: Primary

Genre: Memoir

Twin Text: Titanicat By Marty Crisp

This nonfiction book went through the alphabet, and for each letter, it gave an interesting fact about the Titanic. The book teaches about the Anatomy of the ships, the Bridge where the steering was done, the Children on the ship, and many other interesting facts about the Titanic itself or the historical recounting of the ship's sinking. I chose Titanicat to pair with this book as a fiction selection. If the student loved learning
Cathe Olson
May 17, 2012 Cathe Olson rated it really liked it
This is a really interesting books containing some of the lessor known facts about the Titanic and its passengers. The format, while not terribly useful for research or school reports, is fun because the reader never knows what he or she will learn next. This will be a nice addition to my elementary school library.
Sharon Lawler
I love alphabet books, and have a small personal collection. I also love the Sleeping Bear Alphabets for their extraordinary artwork and the variety of facts and explanations. An index would increase the value of the book for research.
Apr 28, 2014 Jodie rated it liked it
An ABC book about the Titanic.
Jan 04, 2013 Liz rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2012-13
Another in the Sleeping Bear Press alphabet series. Very interesting. Learned a lot I didn't know about the ship and the fateful maiden voyage.
Edward Sullivan
Informative with some impressive illustrations.
Apr 16, 2014 Noah rated it really liked it
It's pretty good. It was very free to say that this person died and that person died.
Jun 08, 2012 Megan rated it did not like it
not sure whether to laugh or cry when I read this.

c is for capitalizing on the unfortunate deaths of other human beings...

s is for shills...

f is for...nevermind.
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