Wednesday, 7 November 2012

What's that in your pocket?


Pocket books!  They're a bit more tricky to make than some of the other mini-books but well worth it.  The finished book has eight pages with pockets and covers front and back that can be decorated.  There are all sorts of things that can be put in the pockets - my sample above is just one idea.  The yellow cards have descriptions of the people whose pictures are stuck on the pages.  Students could make these merely as a writing exercise, or they could make their own and then exchange with a partner for a reading and matching exercise.

They a bit like an enhanced version of the original mini-book.  If you can make one of those, you'll be able to see how these go together.  In these instructions I've used a piece of paper which is a different colour on each side, to make things clearer.

1. Fold the paper into eight equal
sections, as for the original mini-book.












2. Fold the two longer edges
over.  These will form the
pockets.
















3. Cut along the centre fold as far
asthe final two sections.












4. Refold the paper lengthways.











5. Hold the two ends and push
them together.
This will form the pages.













6. The two flaps at the open
end form the covers.











7. Glue together the backs of the pages
as well as the edges of the open pockets.











8. If you have made your pocket book with paper,
you could add a card cover to make it
more sturdy.
Then fill the pockets!

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