Sunday, May 19, 2013

Science Mentor Text: The Truth About POOP!

I know it sounds crazy, but it's awesome!! I never knew there was so much to know about poop! It's gross and informative!!! Get the 411 on everything you ever wanted and didn't want to know about poop!
Did you know sharks produce spiral poop?
Or that beavers' poop floats?
And can you believe rabbits produce an impressive 500 pellets a day?
And maybe grossest of all...jellyfish and sea anemones have a digestive system with only ONE OPENING!
This book has tons of great information to help children get more knowledge about poop and its uses! It gives information on animals and how they use their poop, games with poop, and the ABCs of elimination. This book could be used for research too. It's very high interest and keeps the kids engaged! Plus, they think it's so funny that a teacher is reading about P-O-O-P! This book is perfect to use for reaction to text, because they definitely have reactions to this subject! There's just something about this book that lures them in!

What a great non-fiction book to share with your students! :O) They seriously love it!
Go check out the cuties Amanda & Stacia at Collaboration Cuties for other EXCELLENT ideas!


  1.! This is a hook book for sure! Kids will be hooked because it sounds disgusting, which they love (and so do I)! I have definitely never heard of this book! I'm going to have to get it! Although, I'll leave it in the classroom library because I'm not sure I could get through reading that book aloud... ;O)

    Love ya! Have a great week!
    Collaboration Cuties

  2. This book looks amazing! I want to do a short uniton the digestive system at the end of the year. I may have to get this book!

    Rosie's Rambles

  3. OMG! I'm buying this one for my son for sure! He would love it!
    Brandee @ Creating Lifelong Learners

  4. This is hysterical! I've never read it, but now, I must!!!!
    ideas by jivey

  5. Can't wait to find this book - this is a must read for sure!

  6. Someone mentioned this book a the conference I was at a few weeks ago as a motivator for boys. The guy was insistent we just need to find books THEY are interested in lol...this would be it. I even found myself picking up Pokemon and Lego books at the Scholastic sale hoping that they'll at least want to read them!

    Literacy Spark

  7. What a fantastic book! The kids will go crazy over this! Great boy book for sure! Thanks for sharing!
    Beach Sand and Lesson Plans

  8. This book is in our Trivia and Knowledge basket in our classroom library and every time they get to free read it is always one of the first books pulled! They love it and can't get enough! You're right, it is very enlightening and not as gross as you might anticipate, lol.

    Teaching with a Touch of Twang


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