Presentation on theme: "Magic Folding Books For fun and learning Why Magic Books? They are a unique way to present information for learning or reinforcement. They are useful."— Presentation transcript:
Why Magic Books? They are a unique way to present information for learning or reinforcement. They are useful as a graphic organizer with many applications. They’re very mysterious! ( Teachers, it allows students to use their psychomotor and kinesthetic intelligences. They get to move around.)
Materials Needed Paper Each book requires 1 sheet 8.5” x 11” construction paper And 2 more half (4”x11”) sheets of different colors (card stock better) Scissors Ruler Pencil
Process Lay your paper in “landscape” (8.5x11) Fold the paper in half lengthwise. Open folded paper to reveal horizontal creased line. Fold each outer side of the paper to the horizontal creased line. (will end up with 3 creased lines or folds) Should look like a “W” from the end when folded properly.
Process continued Figure out how many “spaces” you will want: 4,5, or 6 is ideal. Divide the 12” paper by that number and then measure & mark on the center fold line. So if 6 spaces then each one is 2” apart, mark the fold line every 2”.
Stay with me….. Fold ½ sheets of different colors in half length wise and cut along the fold line. Should have 4 strips that are about 2” x 11” Only use 2 of them. SHARE THE LEFT OVERS! Weave the strips into the cuts… over, under, over, and under.
Find the “magic” pages! If you flatten out the paper, you will see two sides, front and back. The “magic” is finding the third side of the book. Clue: the book separates in the centermost fold and reveals the third side or page. It’s Magic! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IYbSuMOzsE