Sign of the Beaver Pop Up Book Materials 1. Eight pieces of 8 ½ x 11” construction paper (preferably white but yellow or a light color will also work) 2. Glue 3. Crayons or colored pencils 4. Scissors Directions 1. Fold an 8 ½ x 11 inch sheet of paper in half. 2. On the seem, draw a dotted line to indicate where you will cut. The lines should be no longer than an inch tall & an inch apart. 3. Cut on the dotted line (see photo). The dotted line does not have to be in the same place on each page. 4. Push the cut area through to the other side of the paper (see picture). 5. Crease the page so that the pop up portion stands up easily. 6. Have students illustrate the top section of the page according to the the assigned task. (There will be a task in the unit for each page of the pop up book.) Encourage students not to leave any white spaces so that the illustration stands out. 7. Have students illustrate & cut out a figure that will pop up for the page (see photo). 8. Have students attach lined paper to the bottom half of the page to complete the written portion of the assigned task. 9. Repeat the process as students are assigned pages as tasks. 10. When all seven pages are complete, have students glue the pages together one at a time (see photo). It will be more successful if they watch you glue a sample. Make sure they have the pictures going in the right direction before they glue. Also, make sure that glue is placed around the cut out or the pop up section will get stuck together. Summary of Pop Up Book Pages Page 1- Setting Describe the setting in a paragraph. Page 2- Character Analysis Write a paragraph about Matt’s character traits. Cite examples from the novel. Page 3- Problem/Solution Describe one of the problems that Matt faces in Chapters 3-5 & explain how he resolves it. • Page 4- Character Analysis Write a paragraph about Attean’s character traits. Cite examples from the story. • Page 5- Problem/Solution Describe the problem that Matt & Attean face in chapter 15. How does the solution change the relationship between the boys? • Page 6- Setting Compare/contrast the setting of the Indian Village to Matt’s home. • Page 7- Character Analysis Describe how Attean has changed at the end of Chap 22. Cite examples.. Page 8 – Problem/Solution Describe how Matt has changed at the end of Chap 24.