Students fold, cut, write, draw and manipulate information while collecting, recording, evaluating and communicating data.
- Foldables help students chunk information, improve comprehension and vocabular and promote high order thinking skills such as analysis, synthesis and understanding.
- Foldables support Dr Robert Marzano's 9 high-yielding strategies which include identifying similarities and differences, non-linguistic representations, summarising and note taking, setting objectives and providing feedback.
- Foldables learning strategies are transferable to other subjects, topics and concepts and work especially well with literacy and numeracy.
- Foldables can be integrated into Interactive Science Note Books.
- Foldables also present an opportunity to reinforce geometric and mathematical language and concepts while demonsrating folding techniques: rectangles, squares, triangles, half, thirds, quarters etc.
Foldables often have flaps that can be lifted to reveal information. Here are some examples of basic folds. Be creative!