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U NIQUE W AYS TO U SE P APER TO D IFFERENTIATE I NSTRUCTION : F ABRICATE F ABULOUS F OLDABLES F OR A LL ! November 2010 Techknowledgy Source: http://foldables.wikispaces.com/
F OLDABLES What are Foldables? Foldables are multi-dimensional graphic organizers that can be used at any level with any subject and are a great tool for differentiating lessons Engaging and interactive Promote student ownership Limitless application Information from Teachers Resource Book-Foldables by Dinah Zikes
F OLDABLES Why do we use foldables? To introduce a new lesson As an organizer To differentiate instruction among students Student made study guide Alternative assessment Source: http://mysciencelessons.blogspot.com/2009/07/vocabulary- foldable.html
DIFFERENTIATION Use the template to create a model Foldable activities can be scaffolded: Foldables can be an independent assignment with a rubric Students can fill in their own template via word processor or handwriting Students can create their own graphics via pictures, clip art or drawing Pre-created foldables can be provided for students to assemble Assembled foldables can be provided for students to manipulate
R ESEARCH Foldables are a promising alternative to the traditional method of Lecture/Worksheet. Using Foldables significantly improved students' attitudes toward the activity Teachers indicated that students were applying the Foldables across the curriculum The students were excited and motivated All comments received from both teachers and students regarding the use of Foldables were highly positive Casteel, D.B. & Narkawicz, M.G. (2007) Effectiveness of Foldables Versus Lecture/Worksheet In Teaching Social Studies In Third Grade Classrooms
STRATEGIES Use for: Analyzing similarities and differences Summarizing and taking notes Organizing information into through beyond Background knowledge/vocabulary Sequencing
S TORAGE Turn one-gallon freezer bags into student portfolios and storage containers Cut the bottom corners off each bag so they wont hold air and will stack and store easily. Write student names across the top of the plastic portfolios with a permanent marker and cover the writing with two- inch clear tape to keep it from wearing off. Place a piece of cardboard inside each portfolio to give it strength and to act as a divider. Store Foldables in a giant laundry soap box. Students can carry their portfolios in a three-ring binder if you place a strip of two-inch clear tape along one side and punch three holes through the taped edge. Fasten Foldables with Velcro so that they can be flattened and stored easily.
TERMINOLGY Landscape Portrait Hamburger Mountain Valley Taco Hot dog Shutter Trifold
A CCORDIAN /S TRETCH B OOK Uses: Summarization, explanation of subtopics on a subject- a great way to display a PowerPoint presentation in print Curriculum Examples: Book reports, character studies, processes & cycles, narratives, historical reports, differentiating between concepts, etc.
P RINT, C UT, AND F OLD Source: http://printcutfold.com/books.html
F AN D ECK Uses: Vocabulary, multiple concepts, reviewing key terms, sequencing Curriculum Examples: Famous Explorers, Lab Equipment Identification, Math Equations, Ionic Charges, Parts of Speech, All About Me
S TUDY C ARDS Uses : Matching, identification, summarizing, sequencing, vocabulary Curriculum Examples : Identifying beginning sounds, matching parts of speech to unique words, vocabulary matching of science terms, sequencing events leading to Civil War, All About Me
D IORAMA Uses: Summarization, perspectives, analysis, quick facts, descriptions Curriculum Examples: Character analysis, poetry, figurative language, animal facts, biographical display of historical figures.
C LUE S QUARE Uses: Analysis, quick facts, descriptions Curriculum Examples: Historical figure, character from a book, a particular number or geometric shape, battle of a particular war, a specific dinosaur, an invention, etc.
T OWERS / BOOKMARK Uses: Explain a concept or display information in four distinguishable sections, summarization, quick fact lists, reading response Curriculum Examples: Biographies, steps of mitosis, steps to solving word problems, presidents, court cases, etc.