Can your students compare and contrast 2 different pieces of literature? Included you will 2 article about the history of gum, compare and contrast t-charts, questions that analyze the craft and structure of each article, and finally a page for students to rewrite the introduction and conclusion paragraph to make the articles stronger.
You can use this as a whole group, small group, partner, or individual activity. Either way it will be effective and engaging since the kids learn more about gum!!!