I love using foldables in the classroom. When I saw Laura Candler was having a linky party FULL of foldables, I admit that I was super excited. I mostly use them for writing workshop, but they are always great to use for vocabulary and word work too.
My absolute favorite foldables are the ones we make during our amazing animal unit. Here’s a snapshot of my penguin example. Students are assigned specific penguins to research. After they take notes, they publish their report in a foldable. I always do the Emperor Penguin as an example while we read the story Penguin Chick. We do tons of other penguin activities too, like play a PowerPoint I created called Name That Penguin.
My students seemed more engaged with the foldables than regular books so I’ve started creating some digital foldables for my favorite units during the year. I created two versions, one with pictures and one without. Most of my students enjoy illustrating their own book, so we can practice writing captions with that lesson as well.
What are your favorite foldables? You should join the linky party because I’d love to see them!