Spring is here along with new life. In past years, several of my schools, ordered caterpillar eggs in order to watch the life cycle of a butterfly as a science project. Students watched them grow into caterpillars and then magically change into butterflies. They would release the butterflies the last week of May. I found it helpful to review this classroom experience with some of my speech students. I made a one cut book template to commemorate the event. I thought you may also like to use it as a review with students. It is a free download at the bottom of the post. Read on for the directions.
All you need to get started is paper, a printer, or drawing tools. There is are two templates provided in the free download. One is blank for students to draw their own picture sequence. The second template has pictures already provided. For your own version, you can make a template in Power Point using a 3×2 table without a border, inserted into a 8.5 x 11 inch page in landscape mode. Students can draw or paste their own pictures in the template.
Remember when adding pictures to the template, the picture needs to be flipped upside down on the top section. The printer needs to be set to print the full 8.5 x 11 inch page, without a border. This will allow each page to be the same size when folded. You may need to go to custom settings on your printer to select “without border”. You need to print in landscape mode as well.
After printing your template, fold it in half on the dot and dash line. This makes it easier for you to cut the red line. Cut just the red line.
2. Fold on the dash lines so it looks like the first picture
3. Push the section on the right half behind the other. The pages will be double sided.
Click on the star for a free download of the templates.
Morgan the Magicia teaches irregular plurals in an interactive slides and digital story book form. It can be used via Google Slides. This gives a few extra benefits for teachers. They can use and assign it through Google Classroom for distance learning, and easy lesson preparation. Students won’t need to manipulate pieces. They just need access to a computer or tablet.
The original book template is also provided. Students, with teacher or parent help, may want to construct their own hands on book to review at home.
You can find it at my Teachers Pay Teachers store. click on the cover below and it will take you there.
In the digital version, you do not need to cut and paste pieces to make a book. The book is ready to go in Google Slides after downloading from Teachers Pay Teachers and clicking on the link provided in the product. If you purchased this product previously, you can download it without purchasing again to get the link.
Students and teacher can click though pages like a slide show. Animation is included on some of the pages which is motivating for some students. It covers 10 irregular plurals in a rhyming format. There is a total of 34 slides. There is a logical story progression that keeps students engaged and motivated until the end.
Keep scrolling for a bit of a preview of what you would be getting.
Here is an irregular plural checklist for your use. Just click on the checklist and there will be a free download of the list.
This book has been a pet project of mine for a number of years. It keeps evolving over time. I hope you have students who will enjoy the story and learn irregular plurals in a fun way.