Raccoon Corner Bookmark
Motivate student reading with this crafty Raccoon Corner Bookmark.
Students will have fun decorating and using a raccoon to mark their place in a book.
Students can easily find the last page they were reading in a book by attaching a raccoon to the corner of a page. Student work can also be highlighted and held in place on a bulletin board by using the corner bookmark to function like photo corners in a scrapbook.
Supplies Used: Adhesive, Construction paper or cardstock, Crayons or markers, Pen (black)
The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.
- Die-cut the Bookmark, Corner Raccoon shape from assorted colors of construction paper or cardstock.
- Attach the ear piece to the triangular base.
- Turn the base over, and add the other details to the raccoon's face. Attach a scrap of colored paper behind the eye holes, if desired.
- Fold the tabs on the perforations of the triangular base, add adhesive to the tabs and attach the triangular section to the square base.
- Attach the nose circle piece to the point of the corner, or use a black marker to create a nose (Main Photo).
- The bookmark slides onto the corner of the book page to mark the student's place (Figures A & B).
- Discuss and read about animals found in the forest and their eating habits. Students can make the bookmark to coordinate with forest and woodland habitats (and garbage cans).
- Figure A
- Figure B
English Language Arts
NL-ENG.K-12.1 Reading for Perspective
- Students read a wide range of print and nonprint texts to build an understanding of text, of themselves and of the cultures of the United States and the world; to acquire new information; to respond to the needs and demands of society and the workplace; and for personal fulfillment. Among these texts are fiction and nonfiction, classic and contemporary works.
Fine Arts-Visual Arts
NA-VA.K-4.2 Using Knowledge of Structures and Functions
- Students use visual structures and functions of art to communicate ideas.
NS.K-4.3 Life Science
As a result of activities in grades K–4, all students should develop an understanding of
- Organisms and environments