Presentation on theme: "Using Foldables to Enhance Student Achievement"— Presentation transcript:
1 Using Foldables to Enhance Student Achievement Fantastic FoldablesUsingFoldablesto EnhanceStudentAchievementPresented by Lora Drum
2 What are foldables?3 dimensional interactive graphic organizers that students createCan be used as a self-check study guideCan be used at any level and with any subject areaLearning/Assessment toolsServe as mental models
3 Why use foldables? Fun & motivating, hands-on approach Study guides Note taking to help organize informationImprove student note-taking skillsReach all learnersStudents retain informationReplace the use of worksheets/reduce copy countsProjectsIntegration of subject areasAlternative assessmentsHold students accountable
4 When do we use foldables? Introducing new vocabulary wordsIntroducing a new skill, topic, or conceptBefore a chapter, lesson, story, etc.During the lessonAfter completing the chapter, lesson, story, etc.Guided Instruction or Guided ReadingWriting processReviewAnytime- daily
6 And the research says… Graphic organizers (such as foldables) can: - help students focus on text structure asthey read- provide tools used to visually representrelationships in text- help students write well-organizedsummaries 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- modelingGuided PracticeIndependent Practice- students create own folds/projectsAlternative Assessment Tools
8 Assessment Tools tests based on information writing samples journals rubricstests based on informationwriting samplesjournalsoral questioning
9 Basic Folds & Terminology HamburgerHotdogTacoBurritoValleyMountainShutterAccordionLayered Book
10 HamburgerFold a rectangular piece of paper in half along the short side
22 BurritoA 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 ShutterBegin 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.
26 AccordionFold 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.
28 Layered BooksTake 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
38 LapbooksGreat forprojects!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.