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Holiday "Flip" books

Incorporating visual aids is very important for our young students success, and sometimes students need a hands-on visual aid. For this reason, I developed the "Flip Book".  These simple creations help more students follow the sequence of a song, assist in developing reading skills, and lead to more excitement and interest in the activity.

  • For emerging readers, include a one word summary and corresponding picture of the verse to be sung. For example, "The ghost in the house says Boo, Boo, Boo" becomes the word "Boo!" with a ghost picture.

  • Develop word/picture cards for each verse to be sung, copy, and laminate. These examples are from "The Haunted House".
"The ghost in the house says Boo, Boo, Boo!..."

"The stairs in the house go creak, creak, creak..."

"The cat in the house says Meow, Meow, Meow!..."

    "The mouse in the house says squeak, squeak, squeak!..."
    "The trick-or-treaters say Eeek! Eeek! Eeek!..."
  • Using binder rings, assemble the word/picture cards in the order of the song.

  • Include as many songs as you plan to cover in a particular holiday season.  Each of the different songs is on a different color page.  My students love to look forward in their books to the songs planned for the upcoming weeks; it really builds their excitement, and they can't wait until the next time they get to use the Flip Books!

1 comment:

  1. interesting blog. It would be great if you can provide more details about it. Thanks you.

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