My latest obsession? Pop-up books! This week, I'll be sharing some ways I've found of using these dynamic books in your classroom. Can anyone deny the sense of wonder pop-up books generate within children? Some of the designs and artwork are also perfect for advanced readers, but I'll get to that later.
First, Scholastic has a printable instructions on how to make a pop-up book report.
Students create a card and write a summary, describe setting, etc. You can adapt this lesson for virtually any story, and add more pages and pop-ups to create an entire book. Use it as an option for a literature unit's assessment.
Also, if you'd like some simple pop-up book designs, here is a list of resources. This is to help you create pop-up books to share with your class, or to guide the students in making pop-up books themselves:
- Robert Sabuda (who I will discuss further in another post) has some how-to guides for pop-ups, helpfully arranged by level of difficulty.
- Homeschoolshare has a simple pop-up template for cards or small artwork.
- Check out this video:
Keep in mind that you can use these basic templates for virtually any type of unit or craft project. If you're studying space, students can make pop-ups for planets and other objects. If they're studying animal habitats, they can make pop-up illustrations of places animals live. If they've read a story, they can create a pop-up to spotlight a particular scene. Have them add words to their pop-up cards and books to enhance the learning experience. The possibilities are endless!
Stay tuned for my lists of great pop-up books, including pop-ups for advanced readers!