Create fun books for any curriculum area.
Can use either AllStar or SureCut Dies.
These versatile books can support writing exercises in all major subject areas and current events. The students may be prompted to explore any genre to express ideas. Older students can explore library resources to develop research-based writing. Second language learners can relate to given themes to develop writing skills. Through these books, the teacher can develop a unique classroom library featuring students as authors.
Create a book to reinforce curriculum concepts, explore current events and develop local and global awareness.
Note: This lesson can be created using either Ellison AllStar or SureCut Dies.
Supplies Used: Cardstock or Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Glue, Craft Sticks, Scissors
The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.
- Die-cut the Book, Earth Cover from various colors of cardstock or construction paper.
- Keep one color whole and cut away parts from other colors. Layer and adhere parts to embellish the Cover (Figure A).
- Die-cut the Pages from white paper for writing or decorating (Figure B).
- Assemble the Cover and pages to create the Book (Figure C).
- Figure A
- Figure B
- Figure C
Science: Earth and Space Science
As a result of the activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop an understanding of:
- the structure of the earth's system.
- earth's history.
As a result of the activities in grades 9-12, all students should develop an understanding of:
- the energy in the earth system.
- the origin and evolution of the earth system.
Social Studies: People, Places and Environments
Pre-K-12: Standard 3
- Social studies programs should include experiences that provide for the study of people, places and environments. The study of people, places and human-environment interactions assists learners as they create their spatial views and geographic perspectives of the world. Geographic concepts become central to learners' comprehension of global connections as they expand their knowledge of diverse cultures, both historical and contemporary.
National Council for the Social Studies, Expectations of Excellence: Curriculum Standards for Social Studies (Washington, D.C.: NCSS, 1994). This book may be purchased by calling 800-683-0812. Electronic copies of it are not available.