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NOTE: This example is a variation on the envelope fold shown above. In this example, each of the top triangular flaps are cut down the center, from point to base, creating 8 flaps.
TOPIC: Moon Phases
GRADE LEVEL: 4th
WIDA ELD Standard 4: The Language of Science
NC Essential Standards: Earth in the Universe
  • 4.E.1 Explain the causes of day and night and phases of the moon
    • 4.E.1.2 Explain the monthly changes in the appearance of the moon, based on the moon's orbit around the Earth

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Under the flaps, students have written a description of each phase of the moon.
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Here's an example from an ESL science lesson on the water cycle. Students making these foldables were newcomer ESL students, grades 3-5.
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