Fan Decks Pyramids Stretch Books Uses Vocabulary multiple concepts by njh39870


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									  Fan Decks                                         Pyramids                                            Stretch Books

  Uses: Vocabulary, multiple concepts,                                                                  Uses: Summarization, explanation of subtopics
  reviewing key terms, sequencing                                                                            subject-
                                                                                                        on a subject a great way to display a PowerPoint
  Summary: Students use the auto-shape                                                                  presentation in print!
  feature to create fan blades. On each
  blade, the student enters a title and text                                                            Summary: Students create a PowerPoint on a
                                                    Uses: Compare/Contrast/Explain three items          given topic- each sub-topic on its own slide. The
  pertaining to that title. The fan blades are
                                                    or concepts                                         slides are printed out 6 slides per page and are
  then assembled with a brass brad.
                                                                                                        then strung together and f  folded like an accordion
                                                    Summary: Students use the template to add           for display. For variation, try printing 2 per page
  Curriculum Examples: Famous
                                                    text and graphics to represent three distinct       for a larger book.
  Explorers, Lab Equipment Identification,
                                                    concepts, each on its own panel. The shape is
  Math Equations, Ionic Charges, Parts of
                                                    then folded similar to a pyramid.                   Curriculum Examples: Almost any topic! Book
  Speech, All About Me
                                                                                                        reports, character studies, processes & cycles,
                                                    Curriculum Examples: Branches of      f             narratives, historical reports, differentiating
                                                    Government, Comparatives/Superlatives               between concepts, etc.
                                                    (good, better, best), States of Matter, Writing
                                                    Arguments, Representing Numbers in Multiple
                                                    Ways, Rock Types

Study Cards                                         Miniature Books
                                                                                                         Flap Book
Uses: Matching, identification, summarizing,        Uses: Summarization, explanation of concepts,
sequencing, vocabulary                              sequencing, writing: expository, how-to,             Uses: Identification, summarization
Summary: Nearly identical to Note Card                                                                   Summary: Flap books allow for students to
Holders, but technically much easier. Students      Summary: Students add graphics and text to           analyze and expound upon multiple parts
create note cards with text and/or graphics using                                                        within a given system. Variations of this
                                                    the template that is printed and folded to make a
word processing tables. The note cards are then                                                          template include both horizontal and vertical
kept secure in the note card holder. Students can   “stapleless” mini-book with 6 pages, 2.75” X
                                                    4.25 .
                                                    4.25”. Folding is a little complex for younger       layouts with 3 to 5 flaps.
exchange their note cards and use peer review
for reinforcement. These note cards can be used     students.
for matching, identification, summarizing, and
                                                                                                         Curriculum Examples: This activity is great
sequencing.                                         Curriculum Examples: Water cycle,                    for explaining adjacent or sequential parts of
                                                    summarizing passages or a chapter, sequencing        the same system (ex: parts of a plant, steps of
Curriculum Examples: Identifying beginning          events leading to the American Revolution,           a process).
sounds, matching p
       ,       g parts of speech to unique
                           p            q                 book, etc.
                                                    shape book etc
words, vocabulary matching of science terms,
sequencing events leading to Civil War, All About

Clue Square                                         Diorama                                             Folding Venn

Uses: Analysis, quick facts, descriptions           Uses: Summarization, perspectives,                  Uses: Compare and contrast two distinct, but
                                                    analysis, quick f
                                                       l i                 descriptions
                                                                i k facts, d    i i                                        concepts people places,
                                                                                                        somewhat similar concepts, people, places
Summary: Students collect four facts about                                                              objects, or ideas.
one idea, concept, or item. Each of these facts     Summary: Students create a freestanding
is written on a separate flap of a folded square    diorama by placing an image on the vertical         Summary: As with any Venn diagram, this
in a “Who am I?” style. The answer to the           pane and entering descriptive text on the           activity contrasts two distinct concepts then
question is written on a fifth flap which is        horizontal pane.                                    lists the similarities between the two. Here,
hidden behind the others.                                                                               each item is given its own panel for
                                                    Curriculum Examples: Character analysis,            distinguishing traits. When pulled apart, a third
Curriculum Examples: Historical figure,             poetry, figurative language, animal facts,          panel appears displaying the similarities.
character from a book, a particular number or       biographical display of historical figures.
geometric shape, battle of a particular war, a
specific dinosaur, an invention, etc.
 p               ,             ,                                                                        Curriculum Examples: Metric system vs.
                                                                                                        Standard, S & Moon, two characters in a
                                                                                                        S         Sun
                                                                                                        story, two presidents, etc.

Contrast Square                                     Filmstrip                                            Halo

Uses: Used for contrasting two different
                         g                          Uses: Sequencing, summarization, narration           Uses: Cycles
concepts, systems, people, etc.
                                                    Summary: Students create a vintage                   Summary: The never-ending loop created by
Summary: Four subcategories of two distinct         filmstrip/movie film by entering text and images     this activity is a simple PowerPoint template,
systems are contrasted by flaps of a square         in each "cel" of the filmstrip, including a title    printed six slides per page, cut in strips, then
that raise up to reveal the contrasting concept     and ending credits. Each set of three cels is        assembled into the circular shape.
below. Ex:                                                       p
                                                    cut in a strip, then assembled in line with the      This activity is perfect for repeating cycles
                                                    other to create a long, continuous filmstrip.        found in nature, behavior, processes, etc.
Curriculum Examples: Metric System vs.
English Standard for measurement., Alligator        Curriculum Examples: mitosis, pre-writing for
vs. Crocodile, Past & Present, two versions of      a “how-to” paper, events leading to the Civil        Curriculum Examples: Water cycle, food
Cinderella, etc.                                    War, steps to solving an algebraic equation.         webs, etc.
Tabbed Books                                        Tower                                             Pocket Portfolio

Uses: Identification, summarization, expository     Uses: Identification, summarization, expository
writing, etc.                                         iti     t
                                                    writing, etc.

Summary: Another creative way to display            Summary: Students create a 3-D free-              Uses: Identification, summarization,
and interact with PowerPoint projects, a            standing tower that displays graphics and text    classification
tabbed book is a collection of printed slides       on four panels centered around a central
where the title of each slide is displayed on a
                                    p y             theme or idea.                                    Summary: In this activity type, students create
side tab that a reader can use to navigate the                                                        a 2-pocket folder in which to classify multiple
book.                                               Curriculum Examples: Towers can be used           study cards into one of two categories. The
                                                    with any concept that can be broken down into     defining characteristics of each category are
Curriculum Examples: This project is                four distinct parts or categories. Ex: country    defined on the pocket and the front and back
extremely versatile and can be used for almost      reports, natural disasters,                       covers provide space for titles, text, and
any topic for which students create 3-5 slide
                                     35                     p     ,
                                                    book reports, etc.                                    g
presentations. Ex: four characters in a story,
four types of volcanoes, different types of                                                           Curriculum Examples: Similes & metaphors,
quadrilaterals, key players of the American                                                           renewable & non-renewable resources, prime
Revolution, etc.                                                                                      & composite numbers, Union & Confederacy.

 Post Cards                                         Bookmarks                                         Flap Book
 Uses: Summarization, perspectives, analysis        Uses: Summarization, quick fact lists, 5 W’s,     Uses: Identification, summarization
                                                    reading response
 Summary: Students write a post card to                                                               Summary: Flap books allow for students to
 themselves from the perspective of a               Summary: Students summarize or make a list        analyze and expound upon multiple parts
 character in a story, or a fictional person in     of facts to enter into a template along with a    within a given system. Variations of this
 another setting. The post card may describe        graphic. Four bookmarks can be printed on         template include both horizontal and vertical
 specified events, settings, and/or emotions,       one page and a back side can be printed or        layouts with 3 to 5 flaps.
 etc.                                               glued to the front side.
                                                                                                      Curriculum Examples: This activity is great
 Curriculum Examples: Novel studies-                Curriculum Examples: Book                         for explaining adjacent or sequential parts of
 Grapes of Wrath, Sarah Plain & Tall, a blood       recommendations, book reports, biographies,       the same system (ex: parts of a plant, steps of
 cell traveling through the body, a water droplet   steps of mitosis, steps to solving word           a process).
 in the water cycle.                                problems, presidents, court cases, etc.

Cascading Flip Books                                 More Lesson Plans &                              Topics:
                                                     Templates available in…                          Basics of Graphic Manipulation
Uses: Summarization, explanation of
subtopics on a subject- a great way to display                                                        & Microsoft Office
a PowerPoint presentation in print!                                                                   General Science
Summary: Students create a PowerPoint on
                                                                                                      Human Body
a given topic- each sub-topic on its own slide.                                                       Cell Biology
The slides on the template grow in size with
each side so that when printed and stapled,
                                                                                                      Ecology and Zoology
the topics are displayed in a cascade at the                                                          Geology, Landforms, Earth
bottom of the printout.                                                                               Structure
Curriculum Examples: Almost any topic!                                                                Earth/Space
      reports             studies
Book reports, character studies, processes &                                                          Plate Tectonics
cycles, narratives, historical
reports, differentiating between                                                                      Energy and Motion
concepts, etc.                                                                                        Chemistry
                                                                                                      Weather and Erosion

•True technology integration:
students learn useful
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technology skills while engaged
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in meaningful science activities
•Template-driven for ease of                                             
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•Single-sided printing only: no
complicated double-feeds
through printers
•No special equipment needed!
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•Highly motivating
•Extensions accommodate
Gifted/Talented student needs

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