Foldables

FoldablesHave some great foldables for hands on activities? Post them here with directions and maybe even a video of you and your students using them or creating them. Be sure to give yourself or the original author/creator credit.
.PowerPoint Presentation for ESL PLN: 2-2-16...Jean Porter, ESL, J. H. Gunn
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Here's a great resource for Foldables, books and other activities.
"Big Book of Books and Activities" by Dinah Zike.
Click on the title to go to her webpage
Click here to see a short video of Dinah Zike explaining 5 basic folds
Click here to see a short YouTube video of how to make some of the basic folds from this book.


Click here to see literature ideas using Dinah Zike's foldables and more ... Get in the Fold! Literature, Foldables, and Learning
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Here's another great resource for making books with students:
Let's Book It with Tech'Knowledge'y ...
step books ... fan books ... tall tales books ... shirt books ... peek over books ... slit books ... + lots MORE!
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don't_miss_this...finger_pointing.png ... 0. book cover - Dinah Zike's Foldables..PNG ... see complete book on Scribd - click here
14 different foldables...their uses and directions (with diagrams) plus a chart correlating the different foldables to specific reading skills
https://www.scribd.com/doc/77370206/Foldables...(don't have to join Scribd to view the book)
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Math foldables:
Math = Love --
http://mathequalslove.blogspot.com/p/foldables-templates-graphic-organizers.html
lots of foldable ideas & templates (plus graphic organizers) for math
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Accordion Book ... (p.102-104, Zike)
This is a very easy book to make:
  • Cut paper strips to the size you want your book to be.
  • Fold the paper back and forth like a fan.
  • Glue paper strips together to make longer books.
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click here for examples of accordion books
Envelope Fold ... (p.67-69, Zike)
To make envelope folds:
  • Fold an a sheet of colored paper on the diagonal. Cut off the excess to form a square.
  • Open the paper & refold it on the other diagonal, forming an 'X' fold pattern
  • Open the paper & fold the corners toward the center point of the "X" forming a small square
  • Trace this inside square on another sheet of paper; cut & glue it to the inside of the envelope.
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click here for examples of envelope fold activities
Flap Book -- Large Vocabulary Book ... (p.21, Zike) .... (also called "flip" books)
To make flap books:
  • Fold a piece of paper in half (hot dog fold)
  • Unfold paper and cut as many flaps as you need from the bottom edge to the folded edge,
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click here for examples of flap (large vocabulary) books
Layered Look Book...(p.70-78, Zike)
To make layered look books:
  • Layer sheets of paper
  • Fold the bottom of the stack of layered paper up & align the edges so that all of the layers (tabs) are the same distance apart.
  • Glue or staple together along the folds.
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click here for examples of layered look books
Matchbook Foldable...(p 26-33,Zike)
To make a matchbook foldable:
  • Fold a sheet of paper in half (hamburger) BUT fold it so that one side is a little longer than the other side.
  • Fold the 'tab' over the short side, making a little lip or flap
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click here for examples of matchbook foldables
Pocket Book ... (p.23-25, Zike)
To make pocket books:
  • Fold a sheet of paper in half (hamburger)
  • Open & fold one of the long sides up 2" forming a pocket
  • refold along the original fold so that the pockets are inside
  • glue on a construction paper cover
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click here for examples of pocket books
Pyramids ... (p.38-41, Zike)
To make pyramids:
  • Fold an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of paper on the diagonal. Cut off the excess to form a square.
  • Open the paper & refold it on the other diagonal, forming an 'X' fold pattern
  • Cut up one of the folds to the center of the 'X' and stop to form 2 triangular shaped flaps.
  • Glue one flap under the other flap to form a pyramid.
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click here for examples of pyramids
Stapled Book
Make these books with as many pages as you want.
To make stapled books:
  • Stack pages together, one inside the other, & staple on folded edges.
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click here for examples of stapled books
Three Quarter Book ... (p.22, Zike)
To make the 3/4 foldable:
  • Use a square piece of paper.
  • Fold square in half horizontal (hamburger fold); then fold in half again. (You will have 4 squares.)
  • Unfold your last fold and cut on the fold line to the mid point of the page. (line A)
  • Unfold the page all the way with the solid half at the bottom and the 2 tabs at the top.
  • Cut off the left tab at the fold line. (line B)
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click here for examples of three quarter books...
Tri-fold ... (p.84-87, Zike)
To make a tri-fold:
  • Fold a piece of paper into thirds vertically (hotdog fold)
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click here for examples of tri-fold books...




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