We discussed the reasons for exploration, read a few pages in out text book, and took notes. A flip chart is a more visual way for my students to get a better grip on the information presented. I did find this type of project on Pinterest, so I can not take credit for thinking it up myself. Some other amazing teacher had the idea first!
Motivation, Obstacles, and Achievements
This is the information I guided my students to add under each flap. I say "guided" because I draw each illustration, one at a time, in the correct location so the kiddos have an idea what to draw. If I left it up to their imagination, Lord only knows what they would have inside their flip chart.
I always tell my students, "A picture is worth a thousand words" when you are studying. I know some people might think that coloring is for the primary grades and busy work. I say, "NO!" When my students take their time to complete their work in color, they are spending additional time on the material, thus more time studying. Color stimulates the brain. I say, "Let them color", not on coloring pages to fill up excess time, but work with purpose.
Here are some examples of student work.
|This student wrote the definitions on the front cover of the flaps.|
|Love the giant sea monster!|
|Another purple sea monster!|
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I hope this post was beneficial in some way for use in someone's class.
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