Monday, October 27, 2014

Build it and they will learn... (A Make and Take)


Interactive is one of the key words this year. But what if you can't make every lesson interactive simply because you can't afford the copies?

That was the spot that I found myself in last week for our key vocabulary. So, I created a foldable instead! This is probably one of the best times we've had in 5th grade. They did an AWESOME job of following directions. Love it!

If you need a foldable that has tons of flaps (16 in this case) for vocabulary, keep reading!

Starting with 3 sheets of notebook paper, staple them 3-4 times on each side.


Fold it in half hot dog style.


Fold it hamburger style.


Hamburger style one more time.


After you unfold, you begin the cutting. This is the make or break part of it. If they cut the wrong piece, they have to start all over... not fun.

Taking only the TOP piece of paper, cut along the line down the middle. Then cut the smaller creases on the sides. This will create the smaller flaps. Once you have the first side done, flip and repeat.


Voila! You now have the perfect vocabulary foldable! Students can quiz themselves with just a lift of a flap. Next time we do it, I'm going to have them put the definition on the outside and the term on the bottom.




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