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I was involved in an earlier discussion where several teachers were interested in reading foldables. I figured I would just start a new post so we could all talk about them and share ideas.

I use reading foldables with all types of reading. Many times I do not like the resources that come along with each story in the basal so I use foldables to supplement.

I always start with a long piece of contruction paper. I fold each of the two sides in to the middle to create a mini trifold. ( I do this before hand because my principal doesn't like for my students to spend a lot of time folding things) She wants them doing more with the information that we put inside the foldable.

Now, you can do almost anyting you want anyside the foldable. I try to change it up each week and do different things.

Some things I have done...

1.Vocbulary flip (take a normal size piece of construction paper and fold in half hot dog style. Cut one side of the paper into strips. Don't cut the back of the paper. Glue into the inside flap of your trifold.

2.Take a square piece of paper. Fold each corner in to meet in the middle. You can use this for problem, solution, main idea, characters or anything else.
We always write a summary and place in our foldable somewhere.

3.Sometimes I staple a pocket to the inside flap of the trifold. We sometimes make a matching game or something and place in the pocket.

4.Sometimes I even include grammer into my foldable. One week we were working on plural and singular nouns. We found nouns in the story and wrote them on little small rectangular pieces of construction paper. Then we switched colors of paper and wrote the plural forms on the other piece. We glued them on the back across form each other.

At the end of the week or the next Monday I send the foldables home so parents can see what we have been doing in class.

I would love to hear others ideas about foldables or any websites that discuss foldables.


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I fall more in love with foldables every day
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I love foldables! I use them for Science and Social Studies all the time. I do also use them for vocabulary. I mostly use the four door fold for vocabulary, but I do intend to utilize foldables more in Reading this year. I would like to use them for plot, character, making connections, etc. I have used them in Math for times tables, but again, I plan to use them more this year. I know they would work great with fractions, geometry, etc. Here are some of the resources that I have bookmarked on lapbooks and foldables. I hope you find something useful!

http://daiglerworkshop.wikispaces.co.../foldables.pdf
http://hcpstraining.org/instruction/...read_first.htm
http://ushistory.pwnet.org/links/foldables.php
http://ushistory.pwnet.org/links/foldables.php
http://homeschool.consumerhelpweb.co...fact-wheel.htm
http://www.makingbooks.com/teachertips.shtml
http://lapbooklessons.com/index.html
http://teachscience4all.wordpress.co...es-in-science/
http://printcutfold.com/activities.html
http://cmase.pbworks.com/w/page/6923144/Foldables
http://members.cox.net/pvsciteach/scifold.htm
http://www.catawba.k12.nc.us/c_i_res.../Foldables.htm
http://www.vickiblackwell.com/makingbooks/index.htm
http://www.squidoo.com/lapbooking
http://wvde.state.wv.us/strategybank...ldedBooks.html
http://www.homeschoolshare.com/lapbooking_resources.php
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Just thinking of more ideas....
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Using the Somebody, Wanted, But, So..... that would work great with a foldable and could include the summary written as one statement. A four door foldable or any other with four folds would work great.

Foldables could be used with sequencing, main idea and supporting details, I think the possibilities are endless!
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...for sharing these links. Some great ideas here! I've used foldables mostly for vocabulary or something in science or social studies. Hopefully, this will help me to expand my use of foldables, because the kids love them! Thanks again!
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We still have to use some of the stories in our basal, but I try to use large foldables with them to work on the skills we need. I don't do this with every story, but here's an example.

Take a large piece of const. paper (12 x 18) and make a shutter fold. Kids decorate front (shutters) with title, author, illustrator, and a few illustrations to go along with story. On back, there might be main characters, setting, etc.
Inside we create smaller foldables and glue them in. Along the left shutter we put a vocab. foldable. In the center, we might have one for author's purpose w/evidence, and a venn diagram to compare/contrast. Along the right shutter, we might have a foldable with sequence of events, cause & effect, etc.
These foldables consisting of smaller foldables really require the kids to demonstrate understanding, so i love them.


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I had been reading posts with teachers referring to foldables and people in a class I'm taking have been talking about them, but I didn't know much about them. Thanks to you all, I have wonderful resources.
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Thank u for the post! Very useful!
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