Flip books are easy to make. For this one, I just folded three sheets of construction paper. Just be sure to layer them so you get about an inch for the "flip". Then staple at the top. Students write their subheadings on each of the flips. When the paper is flipped up, students can write their informational paragraphs and draw illustrations.
Here's the assignment sheet that I gave students:
Flipbook Projects included:
- Title page with author's name (they are the author!)
- Table of contents
- 4 pages with subheadings, information in paragraph form
- 4 nonfiction text features (photos with captions, illustrations, diagrams, charts, side bars, text boxes or bubbles, charts, bold or italicized words, glossary, etc...)
Here are some examples of some of the projects (I wish I could show them all to you!):
As you can see, there were a wide variety of topics! After researching and creating their flipbooks, students truly became the experts. In fact, we all learned something new!