Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Tuesday Folder Foldable

Monday, while I was filing Tuesday Folder papers to be sent home, I came across one sixth grade students' Tom Sawyer book report Foldable project. At first sight, this project looked like any other report, but when I opened it up, a pop-up book appeared. Actually, it had multiple pages that had been glued together. With each page, there were multiple pop-ups. Each page showed the infamous scenes from the novel along with the sixth graders review, interpretation, and summary of what they had read. I was very impressed with this eleven year olds' work. This project made me realize that Foldables allow students to individualize their work. Students may be learning the same material, but Foldables allow students to create unique projects that are different from other students in their class. I took my 'Big Book of United States History Foldables' completely apart, placed them in clear pocket sleeves, and put them in a binder for students to view and get ideas from. By doing this, students can choose the Foldable they would like to make without damaging my book.

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