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Three Ways to Bind a Handmade Book


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Three Ways to Bind a Handmade Book

Grades K – 12
Type Learning New Skills
Three Ways to Bind a Handmade Book

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plans

Grades   5 – 10  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Songs of Our Lives: Using Lyrics to Write Stories

Students learn about the life and music of John Lennon, write a short story from their lives integrating lyrics from some of their favorite songs, and create a class book of stories.


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Activities & Projects

Grades   K – 3  |  Activity & Project

Stories of Appreciation

Using either a print or online template such as Tikatok, children can honor special people in their lives by creating personalized books.


Grades   K – 2  |  Activity & Project

Write Summer Alphabet Books

Show children a fun way to practice their ABCs using summer words in an alphabet book.


Grades   9 – 12  |  Activity & Project

Children’s Book Project

This activity can help teens create picture books that a teen caregiver can then share with children.


Grades   K – 2  |  Activity & Project

All About Me! Use Photos to Write Stories

Help children use favorite photos to write a homemade memory book.


Grades   7 – 12  |  Activity & Project

It’s Raining Cats and Dogs! Make a Children’s Book about the Weather

Kids learn about weather sayings throughout history while writing and illustrating a book for younger children.


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Games & Tools

Grades   6 – 12  |  Game & Tool

Stapleless Book

The Stapleless Book tool allows children to make an eight page book of their own, ideal for stories, notes, new words, and more.


Grades   3 – 12  |  Game & Tool

Flip Book

The Flip Book allows users to type and illustrate tabbed flip books up to ten pages long.


Grades   K – 8  |  Game & Tool

Book Cover Creator

The Book Cover Creator allows users to type and illustrate front and back covers, and full dust jackets.


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Grades   K – 2  |  Printout  |  Writing It Out

My Amazing ABC Book

Children who are learning to read and write letters and words will love making their very own ABC book.


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