If you're looking for a new way to either teach new concepts, review material or have a resource that students can reference any time of the year, flip books are a great tool for an English Language Arts classroom. These hands-on, interactive resources are perfect for upper elementary, middle and high school students.
From start to finish, assembly for the mini flip books takes 20 minutes or less (depending on the number of pages in the book) and assembly instructions are included with your download. Flip books are not only fun to complete, but also a convenient size that can be stored in a desk, binder or interactive notebook for quick reference when writing. The size of a book is approximately 6 3/4" x 4 3/4".
Two flip book options are included with most of the options, so that you can either (1) use the flip book as a reference or (2) use the flip book as a mini-lesson.
Having these two options is also great to differentiate in your classroom! Students who struggle with note-taking or need extra assistance can be given the filled out version, while other students can fill it out on their own. This way every student’s individual needs are met.
How can flip books be incoporated into YOUR classroom?
I, personally, designated one day every other week as a "writing day" where we focus and review one of the flip books. Students had the next two weeks to practice, review and reference their flip book, then another flip book concept will be introduced on our next writing day.
What's included in the bundle?
GRAMMAR - This grammar mistakes mini flip book examines a variety of common grammar mistakes students seem to have the most difficulty with. A total of 14 grammar mistakes are reviewed and a short grammar quiz is included at the end of the flip book.
PUNCTUATION - This punctuation writing mini flip includes all the information that your students will need when writing. The various parts of the flip book comprise a variety of different punctuation marks including: period, comma, question mark, exclamation mark, quotation mark, semi-colon, colon, ellipsis, parentheses, hyphen, apostrophe, asterisk and ampersand.
ESSAY WRITING - This essay writing mini flip book includes all the information your students will need when writing an essay. The parts of the flip book represent the different elements in an essay: introduction, thesis, body, conclusion and important reminders.
FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE - The various parts of the flip book comprise a variety of different types of figurative language including: alliteration, oxymoron, simile, personification, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, idiom and metaphor.
POINT OF VIEW - This point of view mini flip book reviews first person point of view, second person point of view and third person objective, limited and omniscient point of view. In addition to explaining the differences between each, specific examples are given, as well as the pros and cons of using each.
THEME VS. MAIN IDEA - This writing flip book includes all the information that your students will need when reading and responding to questions about the theme or main idea of a text. The various parts of the flip book provide explanations, examples, and activities when exploring each topic (theme and main idea), as students have a tendency to sometimes confuse the two.
PARTS OF A PARAGRAPH - This paragraph writing flip book reviews the important parts of any paragraph in a step-by-step (hamburger-build) type of format.
READING RESPONSE - The questions provided under each flip help students to guide their thinking and respond to the reading and possible text questions in a more thorough manner. The questions prompt the readers to provide detail in their responses during a lit circle-type discussion.
SHORT STORY WRITING - Follow the story map in this flip book and successfully write a short story from start to finish! The flip book reviews the various elements of plot: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and conclusion.
ONOMATOPOEIA - This onomatopoeia writing flip book includes all the information that your students will need when writing and understanding this type of figurative language. The various parts of the flip book comprise a different element of understanding: What is onomatopoeia? Who uses onomatopoeia? Where to use onomatopoeia? When to use onomatopoeia? Why should you use onomatopoeia? Plus, a 50+ onomatopoeia examples word list.
HALLOWEEN STORY WRITING - Are you looking for a creative way to teach the elements of plot, as well as short story writing around the Halloween season? Follow the directions and prompts in the flip book and successfully write a SPOOKY Halloween-themed short story from start to finish!
THANKSGIVING STORY WRITING - Are you looking for a creative way to teach the elements of plot, as well as short story writing around the Thanksgiving season? Follow the directions and prompts in the flip book and successfully write a FESTIVE Thanksgiving-themed short story from start to finish!
CHRISTMAS STORY WRITING - Are you looking for a creative way to teach the elements of plot, as well as short story writing around the Christmas season? Follow the directions and prompts in the flip book and successfully write a JOLLY Christmas-themed short story from start to finish!
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE - Are you looking for a creative way to introduce Shakespeare to your students? If you're short on time, use the print-and-go flip book option, so students can have a quick introduction into Shakespeare. Or, if you have time to spare, use the one-page webquest sheet provided and send your students on a fact-finding Shakespeare web quest!
BOOK GENRE EXPLORATION x 2 (one for Middle School and one for High School) - Encourage your students to try out a new genre with this fun, interactive genre workbook. Students can document the different books that they read, as they work through the various genres within the flip book.
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