Foldables and graphic organizers are so much fun for students, and they are extremely effective learning tools as well. When kids are introduced to new words, they need to learn more than definitions. It’s also important for them to explore symbolic representations and use new words in sentences. Each week my students created a Vocabulary Foldable with five new words they were learning. Below you can see the teacher directions as well as an example of a completed foldable. The words and illustrations were written on the outside of each flap, and the sentences and definitions were added to the inside.
You can download the directions and a blank template from the Balanced Literacy page on Teaching Resources. You’ll also find loads more free literacy center ideas on that page as well!
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