Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Mini Books

Every. Single. Year. One or more of my students find this tiny songbook that I have in my classroom library. (See photos below.) 

It is a book with lyrics to Christmas songs. It was probably included with a gift at a Christmas-themed wedding shower that a dear friend gave me years ago. Nevertheless, it has found its way into my classroom library and into the hearts (and desks) of my students each year. 

It is quite the phenomenon if you think about it. Students are surrounded by picture books, big and small, chapter books and lots of non-fiction books (these days). However, the tiny books draw the students in...

...or is it the fact that there are words to familiar songs in that tiny book? I'm not sure if I know the answer to that, but I do know that I can keep both of those ideas in mind as I create interesting crafts and songs for my students.

So, I created a mini-book that includes the words to a familiar chant, "The Doubles Chant." 

My original example 

Here are a few example pages from the student version. Of course, the girls were jealous of my white pages. I think that they wanted to color the fancy frames. Who knew?

I have posted it in my TPT store if you would like to take a look at it. You can check it out by clicking on the cover page photo below.

Let's make some mini-books! Have a great day!


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