Friday, November 27, 2009

Lapbooking and Writing

One thing I have always wondered about is how to incorporate more writing into homeschool lapbook projects. Time4Writing offers online writing tutors for students in 2nd through 12th grades.  They just recently published this free lapbook pocket download that homeschoolers can use to store their writing assignments in their current lapbook.

If you aren't using lapbooks in your homeschool curriculum, this is what Time4Writing has to say about the features and benefits of incorporating lapbooks into your homeschool routine:

"One of the greatest aspects of lapbooking is that the child can bring out their completed project anytime to present to family and friends. Each time they share their material they master it over and over again. Lapbooks help children master and retain what they’ve learned while having FUN! The completed lapbook makes a wonderful homeschool portfolio to bring along for your year end testing or annual evaluation."


I just like saying the word lapbooking, lapbooking, lapbooking. And children get a kick out of showing off what they have created by bringing out their trophies for family and friends.  Here's a fun video of 2 finished lapbooks. One on a complicated subject and the other just in time for Thanksgiving.
Enjoy and thank Kelly for sharing these great examples. To read more about how Kelly uses lapbooks in her homeschool routine, you can visit her lapbook post about what is a lapbook and why would I want one? on Home-School-Online.com.




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