Have you seen this video on youtube/pinterest: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQHcau25nZ0) where the student demonstrates a unit's worth of foldable notes about WWII? It got me thinking about creating that structure for my students.
We take several sets of grammar notes that students need to keep/refer to frequently before mastery. Keeping several different foldables meant that some students were losing theirs or pieces of theirs, etc. This year, everyone is creating the same note-guides but instead of several paper foldables, all are constructed and glued to this one LARGE poster board foldable. When we run out of class time to continue, the piece we are working on is easily stored within the pocket until our next class or for homework.
I noticed several other teachers posting/email for instructions on how to make this large foldable. I thought this might be helpful for anyone else who is trying to do it.
My students are loving this - and the easy space for personalization, etc.