One sheet of 8.5” x 11” paper makes a 2” x 2½”booklet with 26 pages.
Print MiniBooks on copy paper. Print in black/white for individual student books or color for classroom books.
THINGS TO DO:
1. Use this MiniBooks with students who are learning verbs.
2. Make, observe, and discuss the design of the MiniBook. Notice that it has blackline drawings. Look for the large center spread of the booklet which is usually a photograph. Discuss how it relates to the topic of the book.
3. Use a magnifying glass to look closely at the first blackline illustration in the book. Can you find a word hidden in the drawing? Look for a hidden word inside every illustration.
4. The front half of the booklet will have graphics to the left and blank pages to the right, and the back half will have blank pages to the left and graphic to the right. There are blank sheet on every spread except the center spread.
5. Use the blank sheets to individualize the booklet. Depending on their ability level, students can do any of the following:
a. Write the same word that is featured on the blackline illustration page and use it in an oral sentence. When making a classroom book, make sure to fairly rotate who gets to write on the book pages.
b. Let different students draw a picture of something related to the word and blackline illustration. Discuss and explain the connection.
c. Dictate words, a phrase, or a simple sentence for the teacher to write on the blank page.
1. Store in a MiniBook Library made from processed cheese boxes
2. Place in pockets or envelopes within student or Classroom Notebooks.
3. Place in pockets or evelopes in Station Books.
4. Include them in a LOCOmotion Library Box Book made from cereal boxes. These are usually based on a theme or topic of study.