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1 Using Foldables to Enhance Student Achievement
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 tests based on information writing samples journals
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


14 Three Door Books

15 Matchbooks

16 Hot Dog Fold a rectangular piece of paper in half along the long side

17 Hot Dog Fold Options

18 Tri-fold Books

19 Tables and Charts

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

21 Envelope Folds

22 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

23 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.

24 Basic Shutter Fold

25 Shutter Fold Options

26 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.

27 Accordion Fold Options

28 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

29 Layered Look Books

30 Some other foldable options…

31 Hotdog fold- Vocabulary Book
Layered Book with wrapping paper cover

32 Venn Diagrams

33 Pyramid Folds


35 Shape Folds

36 More shapes


38 Lapbooks Great for projects! 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.

39 Caves Lapbook Ladybug Lapbook

40 Dinosaur Lapbook Brazil Lapbook

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


43 Secret to Success: Model, Model

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

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