Teaching Children's Literature

“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis

Pop! The Invention of Bubble Gum

Bibliographic Information:  Written and Illustrated by:  Meghan McCarthy, Published By:  Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Bookpops, 2010, 40 pp.

Reading Level:  AD 740 L (Adult Directed)

Synopsis:  This book tells the true story of how Walter Diemer first invented what we know to be bubble gum.  The back of the book also lists several facts to teach students more information about Diemer and bubble gum.

Rationale for Use:  This book would be great to introduce readers who tend to read only fiction, to informational texts.  This would also be great to start a unit on famous inventors and have students pick an invention (or inventor) to research.

Common Core Connection:  When reading informational texts, students need to be answer questions referring to the text for their answers.  Teachers could have students answer comprehension questions from this story and identify the purpose of the text.


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This entry was posted on June 7, 2013 by in Informational Texts and tagged , , , .

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