I love the story element flip book. Did you focus on one story as a class, put the students in groups and they chose a book, or each student did a different book?
I've found it easier to have students use the same book the first time this is introduced. Then, after they're sure of expectations, they can work in groups or independently with different books. :)
Do you have directions on how to make the Story Element foldable?
http://www.shininghours.com/creating/one_sheet_8_pages!.htmThe website above will give you instructions on how to make the folded book out of paper. I used large construction paper. Once your book is made, cut sealed, white envelopes in half to make pocket folders. If you curve when you cut instead of cutting straight across the middle, you can fold down the top for a 'cuter' book. :-)For the character, I simply folded paper like I was making a flip chart and cut the flip chart into an oval. I had to staple the top (under the hat) and add ears. I hope this makes sense. If it doesn't, let me know, and I'll upload some pictures with examples of each step. :-)Thanks for posting!
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