by Paula Bickel, Carol Ruth Carlin, Mary Ann Germanson, Joanna Gonzalez, & Madeline Huston
Making simple books provides a powerful tool for incorporating the best ideas and practices in human development and effective education. Inclusive and collaborative in nature, weaving subject matter content and academic skills with engaging activities that provide reflective opportunities, the simple act of making and using one’s own book builds bridges across the learning environment. Students are motivated to collaborate and empowered to take risks as they assume greater responsibility for their own learning and goals. A natural cross-curricular activity, honoring the multidimensional nature of learning and human development, bookmaking is fun, challenging, creative, and practical.
SIZE: 8.5 x 11
PAGE COUNT: 128
“This is a great resource for any teacher. I found The Bookmaking Experience offered practical ideas to keep learning active, meaningful and owned by the students. As we strive to reach the whole child while simultaneously meeting standards and achieving test scores, this book reminds teachers that they can accomplish those goals! Learning can still be fun. The book creations allow a magical unfolding of student imagination, an investment of self, and development of personal skill. Teachers at any grade level can utilize these strategies in order to have the human being present in the creation of understanding.”
Rhonda M. Rabbitt, Assistant Dean, Director of Graduate Programs in Education, Viterbo Universit