Library Vocabulary Book

At the beginning of the year, I like to show a video called Using the Library to the 3rd and 4th graders, and Using the Internet to the 5th graders. The videos are 23 minutes long and have a lot of great information and come with small teacher guides. I pulled 10 vocabulary words from each video and I have students make a mini-book to help them learn the definitions.

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First, cut the borders off on the dotted lines.

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Then fold on the solid lines. It is important to fold before cutting the flaps, otherwise the flaps are difficult to fold and they become very crooked.

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Then open the sides and cut along the dotted lines, stopping when you get to the solid line.

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I print out the definitions for students to glue under each flap, or they can write the definitions. Gluing is faster and easier for struggling students.

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Then, students draw a picture on the outside of each flap to give them a visual for the definition.

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I have them glue this mini-book on the sides of their lapbook, covering boxes 1 & 5.  I have the definitions posted in the library and while they are working on this mini-book, I have a PowerPoint slide show presenting the definitions.

To get a free copy of the Using the Library mini-book click here.

To get a free copy of the Using the Internet mini-book, click here.