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Stapleless Book

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Stapleless Book

Grades K – 12
Interactive Type Writing & Publishing Prose
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ABOUT THIS INTERACTIVE  

Overview

 

 

The Stapleless Book is designed to allow users to create with ease an eight-page book simply by folding and cutting. No tape or staples are required. Students and teachers alike can use the Stapleless Book for taking notes while reading, making picture books, collecting facts, or creating vocabulary booklets. Students can choose from seven different layouts for the pages of their books.

The tool is easy to use, made even easier with the Stapleless Book Planning Sheet, a printable PDF that book creators can use to draft and revise their work before creating and printing their final books. View the video demonstration for the Stapleless Book to see how to fold and cut the printout.

For additional ideas on how to use this tool, see Stapleless Book in the Parent & Afterschool Resources section.

 

Lessons That Use This Interactive

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Grades   K – 1  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Name Talk: Exploring Letter-Sound Knowledge in the Primary Classroom

Students demonstrate their letter/sound knowledge by working with name cards and sharing observations about their classmates’ names, giving teachers an opportunity to assess knowledge in a meaningful context.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Reading Everywhere with Dr. Seuss

Young readers create a classroom book modeled after Dr. Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham to celebrate all the places they can read

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Using a Predictable Text to Teach High-Frequency Words

After reading an engaging yet predictable text about a child looking for his cat, students use a similar format and high-frequency words to craft tales about their own lost pets.

 

Grades   1 – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Draw a Math Story: From the Concrete to the Symbolic

Students create math stories by first drawing, then writing, and finally using math symbols to show addition or subtraction.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Book Buddy Biographies: Intermediate and Primary Students Working Together

Students create a personalized biography for their reading buddy, and each child is the author, illustrator, and editor.

 

Grades   K – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Spelling Cheerleading: Integrating Movement and Spelling Generalizations

"2-4-6-8, students will be spelling great" in this lesson that teaches the y rule for adding suffixes through cheering the spelling of words aloud, word sorts, and writing stories.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Junie B. Jones Introduces Literacy Mystery Boxes

Like Junie B. Jones, students will be saying "Wait till you hear this" after listening to a Junie B. story and creating mystery boxes to help retell the story.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Exploring Sets through Math-Related Book Pairs

After reading two math-related books, students investigate their home and school environments to find examples of objects that come in sets and then create their own books on sets.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

As Slippery as an Eel: An Ocean Unit Exploring Simile and Metaphor

Students play with simile and metaphor as they study the ocean and use figurative language to write a class book about it.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

How Does My Garden Grow? Writing in Science Field Journals

Students plant a garden and study its growth using the inquiry process of questioning and exploring. As they research and study, students record their observations in a field journal.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Shhh! Bear's Sleeping: Learning About Nonfiction and Fiction Using Read-Alouds

Students explore the distinction between the fiction story Bear Snores On and the nonfiction book Every Autumn Comes the Bear.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Stop Signs, McDonald's, and Cheerios: Writing With Environmental Print

Students use logos from everyday life to identify individual letters and then create their own captions for the images.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

The Wonder of Leo Lionni: Increasing Comprehension with Prediction Statements

This lesson focuses on the strategy of "wonder" statements, asking students to stop, think, and write about what may be happening in the text periodically as they read a story.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Let's Read It Again: Comprehension Strategies for English-Language Learners

Help Spanish-speaking English-language learners unlock the mysteries of their new language by using a bilingual book to recognize unfamiliar words and construct meaning from the text.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Family Ties: Making Connections to Improve Reading Comprehension

Families are all about connections between people. In this book, students read three books about different families and make text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections to those texts.

 

Related Classroom & Professional Development Resources

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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Let It Grow: An Inquiry-Based Organic Gardening Research Project

Students learn about organic gardening by developing their own research questions, conducting research, gardening at their school, creating signs about their plants, and presenting their research to the class.

 

Grades   K – 8  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Book Cover Creator

The Book Cover Creator is designed to allow users to type and illustrate front book covers, front and back covers, and full dust jackets. Students can use the tool to create new covers for books that they read as well as to create covers for books they write individually or as a class.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Flip Book

The Flip Book is designed to allow users to type and illustrate tabbed flip books up to ten pages long. Students and teachers can use the flip book for taking notes while reading, making picture books, collecting facts, or creating question and answer booklets.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Printing Press

The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  October 3

Gwendolyn Brooks published Bronzeville Boys and Girls in 1956.

After students have read and discussed several poems from Brooks' collection, they create a poetry anthology for their own family, neighborhood, or classroom.

 

Grades   3 – 6  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 24

Participate in Poem in Your Pocket Day!

Students select a poem and create a Stapleless Book using the interactive tool.

 

Grades   K – 5  |  Strategy Guide

Implementing the Writing Process

This strategy guide explains the writing process and offers practical methods for applying it in your classroom to help students become proficient writers.