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A Very Quick Reader

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.04

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    chicle, mastic, resin, sappy-flavored, different, beeswax, gums, recipe, spruce, american, form, kinds, early, than, available, credit
     content words:    Walter Diemer, Double Bubble

Other Languages
     Spanish: Goma de mascar


Gum
By Colleen Messina
  

1     Different forms of gum have been around for centuries. Long ago, the Mayans chewed on sticky tree sap. They called it chicle. The ancient Greeks chewed a form of gum, too. It was called mastic gum. This gum was the resin obtained from the bark of a mastic tree. American settlers made gum from spruce sap. They mixed it with beeswax. Later, fruit and mint flavors were added to these sappy-flavored gums. .....
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