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Tuesday, 16 December 2008

The Fundamentals of Lapbooking

Article by Carrie Kerr (129 pts )
Published on Dec 8, 2008

Lapbooking is a whole language approach to education. It's often used to compliment a unit study or as an alternative to a book report, and can be a fun and motivating experience for teachers and students!

What is Lapbooking?

Lapbooking is a whole language learning approach that results in a keepsake of a project that your students will cherish. Each student has the opportunity to create a unique piece of work for the topic they have studied. It's a three dimensional compilation of writings, drawings, and creative expressions adhered to a file folder. The folder sits on the reader's lap, opening at the center to reveal various learning efforts, almost like a pop-up-book full of treasures! The children are always very excited and proud about their work. In the end, it serves as an artistic portfolio that can be displayed and treasured over the years.

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