When I first discovered the concept of interactive student notebooks, I was most impressed by the foldables other teachers were developing and how much information those folded pieces of paper held! However, I didn’t want to just use someone else’s pre-made foldables – I had my own lesson plan ideas. So I set out to develop my own foldables in Microsoft Word, and let me tell you, I had to go through a lot of trial and error!
Now I consider myself of foldable-forging fool! (And yes, I did just Google a word that means ‘make’ but starts with ‘f’ so that I could make that awesome alliteration.)
In fact, I’m so proud of my abilities I have decided to share 6 free foldable templates with you! I’ve uploaded them in a compressed file on Teachers Pay Teachers so that you can save them and have them ready to go for lesson planning. Oh, and did I mention they are completely editable?! Just click on the link above.
I’ve created three 2-tab foldables, but each one is slightly different: the first is a full-page foldable, which means it has a lot more space; the second is a half-page foldable that opens like a book; and the third is also a half-page foldable but it has flaps opening up and down. The other three foldables are 3-tab, 4-tab, and 6-tab.
I created these templates with words demonstrating what each tab is supposed to be. When you open the files as a Word documents, you will be able to edit those words and insert your own headers. Check out some of my past math foldables:
The possibilities are truely endless with foldables, so don’t feel like you have to stick with these 6 templates forever. I created a quick video lesson on how I create foldables if you are ready to take that next step!
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