A few weeks later, I received one of my own. Can I tell you how much I Love My Binding!
They are so easy to work with.. and this binding machine.. AWESOME! My smarties figured out how to use it in about 20 minutes. I let a few boys go to town with the directions manual.. love these boys and their tech manuals! Easy Peasie
|Isn't this cover beautiful! I have wonderful artists this year too!|
[HERE]. Then in our Treasures books we read Let it Shine: Rosa Parks.. you can read [HERE] where I talked about my Book Utopia. Our biographies were about three character traits that each person exhibitied. Some of them were pretty insightful which was nice to see before our assessment!
I had my Smarties print 2 copies. One we put on display in the hallway. I had my kiddoes make stars to display information. They made similies and wrote sentences about the character traits... great connections! The second copy we bound into a biography book using our new classroom Binder. It was a great addition to our non-fiction reading. I am so excited by the way this book turned out.
It was great too that my smarties even as middle schoolers found book binding "cool" and "fun."
We also did a little Biography Poetry with this unit.
Next year I think I will save all the copies of student writing and bind them into a portfolio. Do you have any ideas on how to keep track of all the pieces? Comment below and let me know!