Friday, July 18, 2014

3-D Graphic Organizer


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I love using foldables and interactive graphic organizers in my classroom. I think it is very effective for student learning to have something hands-on and kinesthetic. For this reason and others, I have loved using what's called 3D graphic organizers. The one I want to talk about today is called the accordion.

There are SO many options for this organizer: math facts, factors and multiples. prefixes and suffixes, who/what/where/when, timeline, first/next/then/finally, main characters and their characteristics, phases of the moon etc.

The students cut out the template, fill out information on the cards provided and tuck them into the appropriate pocket. This makes it easy for review and practice. The kids simply pull out the cards and read the information!

Here's how to make it:

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Cut out the template along the solid lines.
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Then, cut out the four information cards along the side.

Turn the paper over so the printing side is face down. Fold up the boxes along the dotted line to create your "pocket". You can glue, tape or staple the ends down.

Then, fold the paper in half so the edges line up.

Finally, fold the last box on each side in towards the middle to create an accordion fold.

That's it! Pretty easy.

Here are some examples I made of possible uses: (p.s. please excuse the spelling mistake! Let's just pretend my 2 year old helped me write it!)
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Timeline.

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Factors and multiples.

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Affixes.

The possibilities are endless! How would you use this organizer? Click here for a free template you can use in your classroom!

Here are the instructions again:
1. Cut out the template along the solid lines.
2. Then, cut out the four information cards along the side.
3. Turn the paper over so the printing side is face down. Fold up the boxes along the dotted line to create your "pocket". You can glue, tape or staple the ends down.
4. Then, fold the paper in half so the edges line up.
5. Finally, fold the last box on each side in towards the middle to create an accordion fold.











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