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LAPBOOKS AND DIORAMAS
Transcript of LAPBOOKS AND DIORAMAS
Lapbooks and Dioramas
educational tools in foreign language learning.
WHAT IS A DIORAMA???
A Diorama is a three-dimensional
of a landscape, event, space, scene or room which is constructed in a
(usually a shoebox) using natural materials (stones, plants, bark, sand, etc) and plastic or clay models.
ZOO IN A SHOEBOX
LAPBOOKS AND DIORAMAS
Why use them?
LAPBOOKS & DIORAMAS
Young children and sometimes older ones feel
when faced with a big blank sheet of paper.
what if the piece of paper is small,
and has an
? This changes everything.
And if there are
to accompany the writing?... Well, that makes all the difference in their attitude! It also
opens up their imagination and creativity.
SO...WHAT IS A LAPBOOK?
It is a simple, inexpensive
which are multi-dimensional graphic organisers that create a sense of
mystery and adventure.
a Weather lapbook
wolf habitat diorama
How can you get started?
Get a file folder and some supplies (coloured paper,markers, glue, stapler, scissors)
Choose a topic
Decide on the objectives
for ex in the Weather Lapbook we revise not only
words, but also the
time phrases and 1st conditional
you may add poems, songs, storybook summaries or games if you like.
Search your archive or google for ideas, pictures, worksheets and resources
Design the layout. Think about the types of mini books you will use but be flexible.
Model for your learners, give them precise instruction and allow them to complete it and decorate it.
Get a shoebox
Draw the geographical details on the bottom and sides of the box
Paint the drawings
Glue sticks, pebbles, leaves
Put the toy animal in
Write an animal profile card
and glue in front of the box
How to make a diorama
ages, levels and learning styles
enjoy making them.
They help to create
a sense of accomplishment
and as a result all learners become more cooperative in class.
no right or wrong way
to make them.
They can be as
as you wish them to be.
…the list is endless.
You can even have
lapbooks for highschool learners.
even a grammar lapbook!
love the process
of making them as they combine
They help children of
any learning style and any age
which helps children learn remarkably well from them and allow both teachers and students to be
They may be as
simple or as elaborate
as you want
And they add an element of
mystery and/or adventure
for the younger children
They may be used with
any subject, theme, or book
tool or as
organize & display
what they are learning
and realize that what they are learning is
important and worthwhile
of their work and like to share with family and friends
Students can see their
through a study that
multiple subject areas
nature of lapbooks helps dyslexic young people to be involved and to learn.
BUT what is most important is that they help children develop
qualities and skills
that cannot be measured by tests
TYPES OF MINIBOOKS
1. LAYERED BOOK
2. TABBED BOOK
3. ONE PAGE BOOK
4. ACCORDEON BOOK
5. FLIP FLAP BOOK
7. FOUR CORNER BOOK
8. POP-UP BOOK
12.WHO AM I BOOK
13.EXPLOSION MINI BOOK
14.THREE QUARTER MINI BOOK
16.FORTUNE TELLING DEVICE
SOFT SKILLS development