“But the crew keeps the lightship anchored. She holds her one sure spot.“
I would not use this book in my classroom. I did not like it and was not entertained by it.
I would use the book “Lightship“ to expose students to a vessel or jobs that they may not have known about before. Personally, I had never heard of a lightship before. I could use this book to discuss the importance of fulfilling roles and upholding responsibilities, especially when others are depending on you. Furthermore, discussing the importance of roles working together as a team to complete a job.
“Lightship“ is a book that discusses what a lightship is and the importance of its role. It is told by given direct explanations in a rhythmic manner. Not necessarily a rhyming book, but I found myself reading it with some rhythm. There are lots of illustrations and maps that support the text's information. It provides great detail about the role of lightships, what makes up the vessel, how is on board, and what they do to help the ship run
This book would be great for younger students when introducing them to nonfiction. Because of that story-telling aspect of the way it is set up helps with engagement and the illustrations themselves are interesting and gather the attention of the reader.
“Lightship“ is a picture book about what it is like living on a lightship when they were still around. It is set up like a story to keep the readers/listeners engaged. The way it sets up its facts does not make it seem like they are facts but knowing it is a nonfiction book, you know it is all true. There is also a fantastic diagram at the beginning of the book that describes various parts of the boat.
1. I had never heard of lightships and this was a delightful introduction.
2. Either I‘ve been teaching literature for too long or this page is an homage to Carl Sandburg‘s “Fog.”
Lightship by Brian Floca is a piece of nonfiction. It was published in 2007. This book tells us all about a ship. It includes the parts, how there‘s a caption and a crew and so many other details. This shop doesn‘t go from port to port or carry people it just sits and waits. When it‘s foggy the crew shines the light and blows the horn so other ships can get to their destination safely. This is a super interesting thing to learn about!