One of the most useful CPD sessions I ever attended was a really fun book making technique that Charlotte Haenlein taught at the 2009 NATECLA conference. Book making is a great lesson in its own right and it also happens to meet a piece of portfolio criteria, following instructions, which is always a bonus ;-p
So as a follow up to Rima's Day we created our own books using images from the SQA's "Daily Life" pack. The book making itself is fun... all you need is a few different sets of coloured paper and the instructions.
They get all sorts of integrated skills work as they:
- put the books together
- write their sentences
- talk about their daily routine
- listen to others
- match the appropriate words to the picture
- read their own books to themselves, eachother and their children.
I've also used the books to make picture dictionaries and alphabet books. Lots of fun for all so a big thanks to Charlotte for her wonderful arts and crafts session! :-)