Sunday, January 13, 2019

Tried & True Bookmaking: Slit Book

"Books are a uniquely portable magic." -Stephen King
This "slit book" is one of my favorite books to make with students! (I told you not to expect super creative and fancy book names. . .) It takes 3 sheets of paper (or more, if you want more pages). It is a book made without using staples or tape! After learning how to fold this book, many of my parents begin to send me messages, "I don't know what you're doing in class, but my child is using up all the paper in our house to make books and write!" I can't help but smile gleefully!

These slit books are perfect for writing math story problems (glue the rubric to the back.)
Students love writing stories in slit books, or use them to storyboard or write rough drafts. They make wonderful books for notetaking. There are endless possibilities! What are your favorite books to make with your students?

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