Posted on : 18-10-2009 | By : InteractiveEducator | In : 3-6 Math, 3-6 Reading, K-2 Math, K-2 Reading
With the appearance of quality online virtual manipulatives, many traditionally paper and pencil activities have become opportunities to engage students with technology, as is the case with the following website.
The website: http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/flipbook/
Classroom Integration Ideas:
Students can create a printable flip book to demonstrate their understanding of multiple concepts. Here are a few examples:
Cause and Effect
Direct your students to create a flip book with alternating pages of causes and effects. Have them share their books with each other and turn the sharing into a prediction exercise. Have the student being presented to brainstorm potential effects from each cause in their partner’s book before flipping the page to see their partner’s chosen effect.
Compare and Contrast
Have your students create a flip book with alternating pages that compare and contrast characters, books, movies, advertisements, etc. Use this as an opportunity to explore the structure of compare and contrast essays by having some students create their books in an A B A B format by alternating comparing and contrasting statements. Have other students create an A B format book by beginning with all comparing pages and ending with all contrasting pages.
Fact and Opinion
Your students can create a flip book to practice the concepts of fact and opinion. Have them place a statement on the first page and on the following page tell whether that statement is a fact or an opinion. Students can then share their books and decide whether their partner’s statements are facts or opinions before flipping the pages to reveal the answers.
Flip books can be also used as study tools for any concept. For example, place the description of a 2-D shape on the book’s first page (eg: three sides, three angles, three vertices). Then, place the name of the shape on the following page. Students can study by reading the description and then flipping the page to see if they have identified the shape correctly.
The same concept can be applied to studying vocabulary words, genres, and even math facts. Plus, when the students create the study flip books themselves, they learn the concept they will be reviewing in the process of creating their own study materials!