Recommended Grades: 4-6
Chester Greenwood didn’t actually invent the earmuffs, but he improved them and received a patent for the design. Today, he is known as the inventor of earmuffs and the state of Maine celebrates him every year on December 21!
Mentor Text: Biography/Author Study: This is another great picture book biography by author Meghan McCarthy. Others include Pop! The Invention of Bubble Gum and Daredevil: The Daring Life of Betty Skelton. Read aloud Earmuffs for Everyone!: How Chester Greenwood Became Known as the Inventor of Earmuffs as part of a biography unit or as part of an author study of Meghan McCarthy. Her use of interesting facts in the text and the back matter she shares in her books provides the reader with a great model for nonfiction writing. Our third graders participate in an inquiry study of inventors each year and Earmuffs for Everyone!: How Chester Greenwood Became Known as the Inventor of Earmuffs will be a fantastic resource to add to the study.
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