This template will let you create a mini book with a title and back page and four inside pages.
A mini-book is a great way to introduce information to students in a concise and fun format. Asking a student to complete a mini-book is an excellent assessment as well.
A lot of template are great for printing and then using to create mini-booklets, but this Word file lets you type your text directly into the pages, including the upside down text for the title and back page. You can create a completed mini-book, or type in prompts for students to respond to when they create a mini-book of their own.
The helpful gray lines won't disrupt the content of the pages, as the lines on the sides of the page are outside the printable area. The lines also will keep your text confined when you are creating and make crease lines more visible when you are folding.
Directions for Folding the Mini Book:
1. Fold the paper in half longways (hot-dog fold)
2. The title page should be behind page 1, and now the upside down text is rightside up
3. Fold accordion-style along the gray lines
4. Page 1 and 2 fold together like book pages leaving you looking at page 3 and 4 like an open book
5. Fold page 4 into page 3 so you are looking at the back page (which should also be rightside up!)
6. If you'd like to secure the book, use glue or tape on the back of pages 2 and 3 - sealing them together will tighten up the mini-book