A Bloom Ball is a great activity for allowing students to practice their cooperative skills and exhibit their creativity. A Bloom Ball is created by gluing together 12 circles that contain information important to the concept they are studying. Students can research background information that can expand their knowledge about the time, the environment, important vocabulary, and other things that deepen understanding.
Linked here are some photos of Bloom Balls, created by students at Collins Middle School in Fayette County, as they read Tuck Everlasting and studied World War II.
Bloom Ball on the Web :
Curriculum Roadmap: Bloom Balls Activity
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Directions for Completing Story Elements Bloom Ball
Sarah, Plain and Tall Webquest with Bloom Ball