The Titanic: Lost and Found (Step-Into-Reading, Step 4)
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Titanic. Just the name evokes tales of the doomed ship that have captivated people of all ages for more than 100 years.
Early readers will enjoy this exciting account of the world's most famous disaster-at-sea and the discovery of it's remains many years later.
Step 4 books are perfect for independent readers who are confident with simple sentences and are just starting to tackle paragraphs.
literacy program with something for every child. Learning to Read, Step by Step! Ready to Read Preschool-Kindergarten • big type and easy words • rhyme and rhythm • picture clues For children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading. Reading with Help Preschool-Grade 1 • basic vocabulary • short sentences • simple stories For children who recognize familiar words and sound out new words with help. Reading on Your Own Grades 1-3 • engaging characters • easy-to-follow plots •
music stops. There is a great roaring noise. A million sparks fill the air. The other end of the ship swings straight up. For a moment the Titanic stays pointed at the stars. Then it disappears under the black water. 3 Never Again It is 2:20 A.M. on April 15. The Titanic is gone. The people in the lifeboats stare into the night. The sky is full of shooting stars. But it is dark. And it is bitter, bitter cold. Most of the lifeboats have drifted away from each other. People just wait.
and more of the ship. He saw the crow’s-nest where the lookout first spotted the iceberg. A beautiful glass window lay in the sand. The ship’s giant anchors were there. Bottles of wine were scattered about. And suitcases. It was amazing. And it was sad. So many people had set out on the voyage. So few had returned. Finally Robert sailed home. He did not tell anyone where he found the Titanic. He hoped the ship would stay just as it was. He did not want treasure hunters to come and loot it.
Best of all, experts say the Titanic is the safest ship ever. They say it cannot sink. Why? The ship doesn’t have one bottom—it has two. One is inside the other. The lowest part of the Titanic is divided into sixteen watertight compartments. If one compartment starts to flood, the captain can just pull a switch. A thick steel door will shut. The water will be trapped. It cannot flood the rest of the ship. Two or three or even four compartments can be full of water. Still, the Titanic will
seem like much. Some people do not even notice. But the captain hurries from his room. He goes down below. He wants to see if the ship is hurt. Soon he learns the terrible truth. The iceberg has hurt the ship badly. Water is pouring in. Five of the watertight compartments are already flooded. And that is too many. Nothing can be done now. It seems impossible. But it is true. The Titanic is going to sink! The captain gives his orders. Wake the passengers! Radio for help! And make the