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Friday, April 12, 2013

POP! The Invention of Bubble Gum



          We read "POP! The Invention of Bubble Gum" this week in reading.  It is a beautiful, nonfiction book by Meghan McCarthy that explains all the events that took place during the invention of bubble gum.  Students chewed some bubble gum and we had a little bubble blowing contest and then we discussed a text structure- sequencing.  Students wrote down the steps of how to blow a bubble, using lots of details.  Then they switched with a partner and that person had to do exactly what the steps said, to see if they could blow a bubble with only the directions given.  What students realized, is that if they left out details, the bubble could not be blown!  Then we created the artwork to go with our sequencing steps for a display.

For other great nonfiction books by Meghan McCarthy, visit the site below!  Happy Reading!