I am so excited to get to share with you an awesome unit from Krista (a.k.a. Teaching Momster). Honestly I had never used lapbooks in my classroom before. A lapbook is basically a mini-book that includes anything from graphic organizers, vocabulary, writing, timelines, graphs, illustrations and more that fits on a paper that fits in the lap of the child.
I have to say after completing this activity I am a HUGE fan of lapbooks. When we do author studies or topic studies it always driving me C-R-A-Z-Y that there are different papers laying around here and there throughout the week. Also, you don't always need a whole sheet of paper in order to accomplish your task and with lapbooks you can use just a quarter of a sheet of paper to do a quick comprehension activity.
How awesome is it that at the end of the week your students will each have a super cool lapbook that reviews and shows everything they learned about a topic?
Krista's "Kevin Henkes Author Study Lapbook" is well....awesome! First of all these books are perfect for first and second graders and teach a lot of social skills. Krista has taken the best of some of Kevin Henkes' most popular books and incorporated them into her lapbook unit. (Click HERE to go purchase Kevin Henkes books from Amazon!)
Here are some of the mini-activities that make up her lapbook....
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