We interrupt this course on the PROCESS of Lapbooking to bring you a special announcement on the CONTENT of Lapbooking.
The unit studies or topics are the meat in the lapbook sandwich. They can take less than a week or as long as you like.
We thought one month was a good time, but that seems to draw out to a term (of 9-10 weeks) with all the usual homeschooling “interruptions” like trips to Grandma’s, swimming lessons for a week, or …
1. Choose a topic. Define the topic or the limit to information that you will use in your lapbook.
2. KWL – What do you already Know?
What do you Want to know or learn?
When finished ask: What have I Learnt from the study?
3. Learn about mind mapping or concept webs.
4. Do a Plan
I think visually, so the type of chart below suits me.
Cover all elements or subjects, but not necessarily all in one Lapbook!
Some topics are more Science focussed, and others more Literary.
The titles can vary – add in more like : Technology; Physical Activity; Foreign Language …
5. Get your hands on some Graphic Organisers (Organizers) (GO).
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/graphic-organizers/printable/6293.html – click & print away!
http://www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/ – need pdf reader
http://freeology.com/graphicorgs/index.php – scroll down to GOs that help to plan and layout ideas. 7 pages!
6. Work your plans – time frame, vocabulary, activities eg maps, writing.
Grids + Outlines
see Lapbooking Grids and Outlines page of links for various topics