Why is pop music so "popular?" What do pop songs have in common? What are the components of a successful pop song? Songwriters have been searching for the magic key to making hit songs for as long as there have been hit songs. Featuring TIME For Kids content, this nonfiction reader describes the many components of popular music. This high-interest title includes detailed photos and sidebars, stimulating facts, and clear, informational text to engage students as they build their critical literacy skills. The book includes text features such as a table of contents, glossary, and an index to increase understanding and improve academic vocabulary. The Reader's Guide and Try It! sections provide extensive language-development activities that will prompt critical thinking. Aligned with state and national standards, this text prepares students for college and career. Keep grade 3 students reading from cover to cover with this intriguing text.