This is an awesome way to do vocabulary in your classroom. It can be used for any and all of your units, any subject, and any grade level. See below for ideas of how you can use it for different grade levels, different abilities, and how can you turn it into a review game. This can be used year after year no matter what subject and grade level you teach.
What it comes with:
All files are in both Microsoft Word and pdf.
Vocabulary Study Flip booklet pages
Power Point Presentation to provide directions for students to assemble flipbook including an example.
Pictures of the sample that you can see on the thumbnails for this product. (In the example pictures provided, the pieces were cut off, so you can see what is underneath, but normally the student should keep it all together and just be able to flip the pages. )
About the product:
Students make a "flip booklet" (booklet for lack of a better term) to help learn and study vocabulary. You can put up to 10 vocab terms for each booklet. If you have more than 10 vocab terms, then the students can easily make more than one booklet. The first page is for the vocab words. Students can either write in the words or you can type them in the text boxes (already provided)* using Microsoft Word. The second page is for the student to draw a symbol or picture representing the word. The next page students write and/or draw a hint to help them remember the meaning of the word. Finally, the last page is for students to write the definition or explanation of the word or concept. You can do this throughout the unit as you teach the words, you can do the entire assignment at once, or you can do different parts as students learn. For instance you might want to do definitions at the beginning of the unit and then as students learn more and more about the concepts, they can draw the pictures and fill in the "hints".
For younger students, you can choose to just do the top (the vocab term) and the bottom (definition) pages. For really young students you can type in the words, definitions, and have them draw a picture. You can also provide the words, definitions, and pictures but have them all mixed up. Then students would cut out, match the words, pictures, and definitions and tape them into a flip book.
For more advanced or older students, you can have the students write on the opposite side of the vocab term what the importance of the word is, how it appears in the unit, or write about the context within the unit. For example if the word was Convergent Boundary, students might write that mountain building, subduction zones, and volcanoes form along convergent boundaries.
You can use this as a game. For younger students you can have them cut out the vocabulary word and the definition or picture (depending on the age group) and play memory where they mix up the words, and definitions or pictures, arrange them on a table or the floor upside down, and match the vocabulary word to the picture or definition. For older students, you can have them review by cutting out all of the pieces, mixing them up, and have them try to match them back up. They can easily put the booklet back together by taping them along one edge on top of a sheet of paper.
This is a perfect way to teach students a method for studying. Students can first look at the word and then try to remember the definition. If they can't remember the definition, they just flip one page and they should see the picture they drew. It might spark a memory of the definition. If they still don't know they flip another page and they should see the hint they wrote and/or drew. That might help them remember. Then they can check the definition with with the last page.
This is also easily editable in Microsoft Word. Each page has text boxes* to type in any information that you want to provide your students. You can also insert pictures if you would like to provide pictures for your students. If you are short on paper or have a limit on copies, you can just copy the first 3 pages and then have students glue onto another piece of printer paper or binder paper (if lines are desired). This can also be glued into the students' notebooks, so they don't lose them, if desired.
*Please note that the text boxes are there and can be edited in Microsoft Word, including the title. The text boxes are set to "no fill" and "no line", so you will just need to click in between the dashed lines to access the text box and type in what you want. I always change the title with each unit, so it reads "Mineral Vocabulary" instead of just "Vocabulary".
Vocabulary Study Flip "Booklet" for all Grades & Subjects
by ACQUIRE Lesson Plans
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