During World War II, huge naval conflicts were a major part of combat. Readers will learn how the U.S. navy built new ships and trained its troops. They will also find out what life was like aboard a U.S. navy battleship, how Navy troops took advantage of the latest technology of the time, and how major naval battles helped decide the course of the war. The complex text in this title allows readers to determine main ideas and explain how they are supported by key details. The grade-appropriate context helps readers determine the meaning of domain-specific words and phrases as well.