Something I noticed my second graders always needed to work on was comprehension skills. We not only needed to practice these skills, we needed to practice them in different ways throughout the entire year!
I also noticed this year (more than ever) that students need to work on their fine motor skills. One of the easiest ways to incorporate that is through cutting.
If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I love flipbooks. Adore them! I actually started making no-cut flipbooks years back because I hated that they usually wasted a ton of paper and time. But, my wheels started spinning recently over how to make books that don’t use up so much paper while allowing students to cut a bit to tackle those fine motor skills.
This was a tricky goal, but after several hours and lots of test prints, I got it done!
I was able to create a unique layout that only requires ONE sheet of paper! They are truly no prep. Just copy the book you want your students to complete, they will cut, and even assemble their book on their own!
Check out how easy they are to put together:
When I got started with this project, I had a list of five books to create, but once I got started I was ON.A.ROLL! I ended up making 17 simple-cut flipbooks (and I have a few more in mind).
I’m obsessed with these! As you can see they cover a wide range of comprehension skills that primary students need constant practice with.
They can be used in so many ways!
- Use with your weekly story,
- After reading an article or classroom magazine
- After a read aloud
- In a center
- As independent work
- As an early finisher activity
- Assigned as homework
So many possibilities!
Want to pick up a copy to start using today? Click HERE or on the picture below: