Made with minimal supplies, this book flips and folds through 4 pages returning back to the first page. The estimated time for a class to complete the book is 30 minutes. The only supplies needed are paper, scissors, and glue. It works great for Haiku poems or any other 4-step process or idea. Your students will be amazed as you demonstrate how it works!
I am an Art Teacher and when I teach this lesson my objective is to introduce Art Careers. I focus in on different Illustrator/Authors such as: Eric Carle or Shel Silverstein. I then ask my students to become an Illustrator/Author of a Haiku book. When they start I have them create a rough draft of their poem with thumbnail sketches. The next day they create the flip book from the template located on step 18 and 19. After the book is drawn and written in pencil, I have them ink the drawings and words using quill pens. Color is added with a combination of marker and colored pencil.
For more advanced students a math component can be added to this project by providing measurements for the creation of the book rather than a printed sheet. To get the measurements print the templates and measure the line placements.
*Title page opening.
*Page 1...open from the middle.