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Teaching competences with lapbooks

Models and materials to build for primary school

Product: Book

ISBN: 978-88-590-1771-4

Publication date: 01/01/2019

Suitable for: Primary 1st level (ages 6-7), Primary 2nd level (ages 8-10)


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A  lapbook is a three-dimensional conceptual map to be constructed, which summarizes a topic in a creative and dynamic way.  After the success of the My First Lapbook manual, many teachers were able to appreciate the usefulness of this tool for developing an effective study method and enhancing the metacognitive skills of the pupils.  In the current school scenario, there is also the need to investigate the possibilities offered by lapbooks for teaching competences.  With that in mind, this volume, after the introductory theoretical part, proposes five Learning Units, one for each primary school class, accompanied by a lapbook: each Unit proposes an interdisciplinary course starting from a fable and describes the activities to be carried out for each discipline, with the skills and cognitive processes involved.  It also provides clear instructions and materials ready to be photocopied and distributed to children to create the lapbook with which they can summarize the contents learned.  The Learning Units are developed starting from the following fables:

  • First grade: The cicada and the ant
  • Second grade: The dog and his reflection
  • Third grade: The swan and the fox
  • Fourth grade: The tortoise and the hare
  • Fifth grade: The city mouse and the country mouse.

The book also offers the teachers the design sheets to independently create other Learning Units accompanied by lapbooks based on the interests of the class and / or the disciplines taught.


Introduction
The lapbook: what is it and why use it
Overview of the skills curriculum and Learning Units
How to plan a Learning Unit with lapbook
Planning worksheets

MATERIALS: LEARNING UNITS WITH STRUCTURED LAPBOOKS
First grade: The cicada and the ant
Second grade: The dog and his reflection
Third grade: The swan and the fox
Fourth grade: The tortoise and the hare
Fifth grade: The city mouse and the country mouse.
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