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  1. Fantastic Foldables Using Foldables to Enhance Student Achievement Presented by Lora Drum

  2. What are foldables? • 3 dimensional interactive graphic organizers that students create • Can be used as a self-check study guide • Can be used at any level and with any subject area • Learning/Assessment tools • Serve as mental models

  3. Why use foldables? • Fun & motivating, hands-on approach • Study guides • Note taking to help organize information • Improve student note-taking skills • Reach all learners • Students retain information • Replace the use of worksheets/reduce copy counts • Projects • Integration of subject areas • Alternative assessments • Hold students accountable

  4. When do we use foldables? • Introducing new vocabulary words • Introducing a new skill, topic, or concept • Before a chapter, lesson, story, etc. • During the lesson • After completing the chapter, lesson, story, etc. • Guided Instruction or Guided Reading • Writing process • Review • Anytime- daily

  5. 70% of input to the human brain is visual

  6. And the research says… • Graphic organizers (such as foldables) can: - help students focus on text structure as they read - provide tools used to visually represent relationships in text - help students write well-organized summaries of text - retain information (mental models) - keep students actively engaged in the instructional process and learning as they create foldables

  7. How should we use foldables? • Teacher directed- modeling • Guided Practice • Independent Practice- students create own folds/projects • Alternative Assessment Tools

  8. Assessment Tools • rubrics • tests based on information • writing samples • journals • oral questioning

  9. Basic Folds & Terminology Hamburger Hotdog Taco Burrito Valley Mountain Shutter Accordion Layered Book

  10. Hamburger • Fold a rectangular piece of paper in half along the short side

  11. Hamburger Fold Options

  12. Two Door Books

  13. Three Door Books

  14. Matchbooks

  15. Hot Dog • Fold a rectangular piece of paper in half along the long side

  16. Hot Dog Fold Options

  17. Tri-fold Books

  18. Tables and Charts

  19. Taco • Fold the corner of a sheet of paper over to create a triangle. Trim any excess.

  20. Envelope Folds

  21. Burrito • A burrito fold rolls the page up (similar to hotdog fold) but without creating a crease in the paper. * Used in making a bound book

  22. Shutter • Begin as if you were going to make a hamburger but instead of the creasing the paper, pinch it to show the midpoint. • Fold the outer edges of the paper to meet at the pinch, or mid-point, forming a shutter fold.

  23. Basic Shutter Fold

  24. Shutter Fold Options

  25. Accordion • Fold each sheet of paper into hamburgers. However, fold one side one half inch shorter than the other side. This will form a tab that is one half inch long. • Fold the tab the opposite way. • Glue together to form an accordion by gluing a straight edge of one section into the valley of another section.

  26. Accordion Fold Options

  27. Layered Books Take any number of sheets, stack them on top of one another, staggering them so that they is space between each, hold tightly to the side and fold the top layer over the bottom and crease

  28. Layered Look Books

  29. Some otherfoldable options…

  30. Hotdog fold- Vocabulary Book Layered Book with wrapping paper cover

  31. Venn Diagrams

  32. Pyramid Folds

  33. Shape Folds

  34. More shapes

  35. Lapbooks are made from using a file folder or large sheet of construction paper as the base. Begin by shutter folding the base. Multiple foldables can be incorporated into the the lapbook. Lapbooks Great for projects!

  36. Caves Lapbook Ladybug Lapbook

  37. Dinosaur Lapbook Brazil Lapbook

  38. Check out Dinah Zike books… check out foldables by Google searching and checking out boards on Pinterest

  39. Secret to Success: Model, Model, Model

  40. Questions Comments: Contact Information Good Luck and Make a BIG Splash with FOLDABLES!