Open-Ended Flip Books


Flip books are popular.  I've made flip books about activists, presidents, mothers, even groundhogs. (Speaking of which, I'm so ready for spring.) I've also seen flip books for specific book titles, but sometimes you need a template for a different book.  And that's when it happened... an idea for blank flip books... templates I could use with any book... fiction or nonfiction... and open-ended so the work is differentiated.


The flip book templates are standards-based and provide multiple opportunities for children to:

• read closely and think deeply about text
• comprehend complex ideas and brainstorm new ones
• develop written responses
• share their opinions with clarity and support
• express some of their thoughts through art

You can even mix-and-match the templates as long as you switch pages of the same length.  (Otherwise you'll be covering up one of the flaps.)

Fiction Samples


NONFICTION SAMPLES


I love how the children can express themselves individually through these templates.  They're great for reading workshop, small group instruction, informal assessments, or even as homework activities.  You can see more about the templates here.


I'd love to send a free set to the first five who leave a comment below. Don't forget to leave me your email address so I know where to send the file.

Happy teaching!  :)

22 comments:

  1. Those look really neat! I would love to use them in the classroom.
    Rgarnell@gmail.com

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    1. I just emailed them to you. Let me know if you don't see them soon. Thanks! :)

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  2. These look great! I would love to use them with my firsties!
    brandee.orgeron@apsb.org

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    1. Hi Brandee :)

      Check your in-box. Have a great weekend!

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  3. I'd love to check these out as well! pnordlandcomcast.net

    What an awesome looking resource :)

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  4. I would LOVE to use these for my reading groups!!!

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    1. mariecsarmiento (at)Gmail dot com. :)

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  5. These look awesome! I can't wait to implement them in my classroom. If you haven't given away all 5 of the free sets my email is jllang@twc.com

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  6. These look great and I would love a copy too. Thanks so much. Yvonneeyrg@gmail.com

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  7. All the complimentary copies have been sent... thank you for reading the post! :)

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    1. Cute comment. :)

      Would you like a set? I'll send you one!

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  9. OMG! I always am a day late and a dollar short :( I LOVE this!

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  10. I would LOVE a set if you're still giving them away!
    brookesmommy511@yahoo.com

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  11. What a great resource. If you still have copies, I would love them! I am a School Library Media Specialist in Hyde Park, NY

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  12. I would love a copy they look amazing. lyndonandmichelle@outlook.com

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  13. These are awesome! Love love love the idea.

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  14. These are awesome!! I would love to use them with my students!!
    turmanl@friscoisd.org

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  15. This looks awesome!
    cobrachik424@yahoo.com

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  16. Hi andrea , I love your ideas I am an EA working with a child that has ADHD and dislexia , can you send the samples of flipping over action thank you so much
    renreyes.91@gmail.com
    Thank you!!

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  17. I would love to use these with my small groups! I've been searching for awhile and these are perfect. I would love to try them out :)

    shanisebrown3@gmail.com

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