Engaging Students with Foldables © What research says is important: Active student participation occurs as students create Foldables©. Students need to practice a skill 24 times in order to obtain 80% mastery. Classroom Instruction That Works says that strategies should be integrated. What are Foldables ? © http://www.dinah.com/page0/index.html Differentiation These engaging/creative tools are varied in purpose and construction: Teacher provided text or text written by students. Teacher provided illustrations or illustrations completed by students. Brightly colored vs. notebook or white paper. Leveled problem solving or activities. How are Foldables© used in lessons? • • • • • • Project-based Portfolio item Note-taking Individual/Pair/Group activity Study tool Great for displays of student work! http://www.inclusiveclassrooms.org/inquiries/multi modality-learning-through-multi-sensorymeans/foldables Ideas are found all over the internet, now. Most were created and modeled from the inspiration and designs of Dinah Zike. http://foldables.blogspot.com/ http://www.ateacherstreasure.com/2011/10/treasured -tip-foldables-factory.html The teacher in the blog link below uses a large Foldable to house each week’s vocab, spelling, phonics activities, etc. from Monday through Thursday. Then students show their completed compilation of work on Fridays. http://booky4first.blogspot.com/2011/08/foldable s-for-treasures.html Activities included a topic of the week cover page, their patterning of sounds, writing sentences and spelling words, categorizing words, etc. All were done on smaller Foldables that were glued to the larger one. This way the students walk away with a product, rather than a stack of papers. Student engagement? Yes. A Dinah Zike training will be held at CESA 5 in Portage in April, 2014! Two “Must See” Videos on YouTube Middle School http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIOqQeJzWQI&feature=related Hidden Panel Foldable Video High School http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQHcau25nZ0&feature=related High School WWII Foldable Video These ideas have spread across the nation at all grade levels. Biography Top Pocket Project Foldable The “Grand-Daddy” of them all! Supplies Paper types: notebook, copy paper, cardstock, tag board or poster board To secure: glue sticks and possibly staples To write: pencils, colored pencils, markers, crayons Scissors Zipper bags: snip corners to release air; for storage Graphics: original work or clipart/magazines and/or “worksheets.” *Make samples before attempting to do them in class. Five Basic Folds… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5m5-MQiyWU • http://www.scribd.com/doc/77370206/Foldables It is the “How-To” booklet to download on-line. • Have some ideas that will enhance your instruction and motivate your students? • Discuss at your tables. • Let’s try some!