Create Simple Flap Booklets

Writing

Create Simple Flap Booklets

Posted on April 26, 2011

Create Simple Flap Booklets

Flap Book SampleWhen studying seasons, weather, holidays, animals, places, or any other informational topics, primary students can utilize a simple flap booklet to organize their writing and work on simple sentences.

Fold a piece of blank paper vertically. Then cut 3-5 slits up the crease on one side. This creates the flaps. Identify the top flaps for fact sentences about Item A (i.e. ducks) and the bottom for fact sentences about Item B (i.e. chickens). See image.

NOTE: This not only works great for compare-contrast, but try it also with question-answer format (questions on the top flaps; answers on the bottom). Remember, the younger the writer, the bigger the flap needs to be to accommodate their large handwriting. This may need to be executed on 11x17 paper.