This project can be completed with nonfiction and informative texts. Students can complete the project using their own independent reading choices, shared reading activities, guided reading activities or even a whole class book or topic study.
This resource is the Non-fiction companion to my original Lapbook Report Project.
It is designed to have a similar look, yet the questions are specifically geared to nonfiction concepts and questions.
Each student will need a letter-sized file folder to make the lapbook. Open up the file folder and fold the sides in to the middle so that it opens from the middle (see picture on cover page).
Students will also need copies of all the interactive tools that are part of the lapbook. They will need glue (I find white glue works better than glue sticks, but both do work), scissors, and pencil crayons or crayons. Students should use pencil crayons or crayons to do the coloring on the pages, as marker may bleed through the paper.
This project could be completed in one week with 1/2 hour classes. It would also make a great sub day activity. It could also be assigned as a homework activity or summative assessment activity.
I have included a rubric for assessment at the end of the project. If you wish, students can glue it to the back of the lapbook before handing in. Be sure to review the rubric with students before they complete the project so that they are aware of the expectations.
While students are completing the lapbook, display the picture of the completed lapbook so that students know where to place the interactive tools.
This project satisfies the Common Core Standards for Informational Text.