Ever have an activity end unexpectedly early and find yourself with 10 minutes of class left and nothing planned? Or do you find students need extra practice with the vocabulary or grammar of the unit but you’re short on time?
Paper folding activities solve both these problems. Students can create their own meaning with the vocabulary and grammar of just about any topic, so they get extra practice in a meaningful and fun way. And it will eat up those extra few minutes of any under-planned lesson. (We’ve all been there, right?)
Paper folding means having students fold one piece of paper into 4, 6, or 8 boxes, write a sentence in each box, and draw a picture to match. The teacher may want to require that students use every form of a given verb (or verb category), or use at least 8 different vocabulary words from the current unit.
This zip file includes 4 pages of directions and topic suggestions, and 2 examples. There are more than 20 suggestions for when to use a paper folding activity throughout levels 1, 2, and 3. This is a great activity to always have in your back pocket!