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To make a tri-fold:
  • Fold a piece of paper into thirds vertically (hotdog fold)

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THANKS!!! to terrific 4th grade classroom teacher, Janee Gregory, at J.H.Gunn, for sharing this great foldable idea, "All About Me". See below for some photos of this foldable which Janee created to introduce herself to her students at the beginning of the year.
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.............front cover .........................inside tri-fold
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THANKS!!! to terrific reading teacher, Christy Gaudio, at J. H. Gunn, for sharing this great foldable idea using manila folders. See below for some photos of this foldable showing story elements.
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Thanks for sharing, Mrs. Gaudio!
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THANKS!!! to terrific ESL Teacher, Jenny Grant, at J.H.Gunn, for sharing this great foldable idea for biographies. See below for some photos of this foldable from Jenny's 3rd grade ESL intermediate students.
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BIOGRAPHIES: Cut the photo in half and glue to each side of the front cover.
Glue photos on the inside flaps and use the middle to write the biographies.

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...............front cover...........................open the 2 front flaps..............................inside.............................
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OTHER IDEAS
Here are more examples of "Bio Buddies" from Teaching Maddeness
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http://www.teachingmaddeness.com/2013/01/friday-flashback-linky-geometry.html
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Instead of researching a person, how about researching a place..... with a Tourist Buddy
PRINT_(no)...tourist_kids_(similar_to_biography_buddies).png... First Grade Buddies 2 blogspot...blog post of Wednesday, July 10, 2013
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OR... how about making a "Mad Scientist" tri-fold to record scientific observations or important science vocabulary words (personal word bank for writing?)
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...First Grade Buddies 2 blogspot ... blog post of Sunday, June 16, 2013

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tri-fold book project shared by Jean Porter, ESL, JHGunn
THEME/UNIT: Animals, Life Cycles...for resources (illustrated life cycles) see below or click here
GRADE: 2nd
CCSS: Science: 2.L.1.1 - Summarize the life cycle of animals
2.L.1.2 - Compare life cycles of different animals
Writing Conventions: capital letters, ending punctuation, describing words, varied sentence beginnings, simple & compound sentences, phonetic spelling based on patterns
FOLDABLE: tri-fold (p., Dinah Zike's book)
To make this foldable project,
front cover: title & picture of animal
inside left: introduction & 2 facts about the animal with definitions that give details
inside middle: illustrate life cycle
inside right: 2 facts about the animal with definitions that give details & ending
back (fold in): opinion
  • state opinion
  • give reason(s) that support opinion (using linking words--because, and, also)
  • ending sentence
back middle: author's information (not graded)

PHOTOS...see below for photos of students' books


RESOURCES for life cycle tri-folds:
bird life cycle illustrated page


frog life cycle illustrated page


scoring rubric (for students and teacher)


scoring rubric--conventions (for teacher)


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