Thursday, January 21, 2016


This book is a little more complicated than some of my books, but it's perfect when you want your students to "publish" something special they have written. I've made this book with children as young as five, but it always works best to do it with a small group. That way you can help them with the folds and the more difficult steps.

Materials: construction paper, white copy, scissors, glue stick

Directions: Fold one sheet of paper in half. (That's your taco.)  Cut off the creased edge about 1 1/2" from the top and the bottom of the fold.

Now, take 2-5 additional sheets of paper (you can vary this for the number of pages you want in your book).  Fold them in half. Cut down 1 1/2” from the top and bottom of the crease.
Roll up lengthwise like a burrito and insert in the hole you cut out of the taco. Unroll, fold in half, and you’ll have a book. 

Finally, take a sheet of construction paper and fold it in half. Glue all over the inside of the construction paper and then insert your book and rub.
Use this book for: 
     edited stories
     note taking
     science or social studies reports