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Best Folds for Interactive Notebooks

Now that I have been making Foldables for several years I have landed on a few favorites that I use again and again in different assignments. In this blog post I am going to share some of my favorites.  
Circles can be used in a variety of ways. Wheels, layers and lift the flap.  Circles are easier to do if you have a template. Circles can be hard for students to cut without a template.  You can find templates for circle foldables here. Circle Foldables


The Match Book Fold.  This nifty little tab keeps the foldable from getting caught and bent back when your turning pages.  It comes in a variety of numbers of tabs and can be used in any subject. Click here to see my Super template pack that includes Match Book Folds Super Pack of Foldable Templates


 Another fold I really like is the four part interlocking fold.  When it is open like below there is lots of space to write information, when it is closed it locks neatly.

Opened…..

Closed…
These interlocking four part Foldables can be found in my super Pack of Foldables Super Pack of Foldable Templates
or in my Interlocking Fold Pack Interlocking Foldable Pack

I also really like the sliding Folds and so do the students!  These handy foldables allow students to slide out a piece of information and then slide it back in!  

They come in different shapes. Like these small sliding folds that you can put several tickets or ideas into one pocket. The Sliding Fold Templates can be found in my Super Pack of Templates for Interactive Notebooks or by themselves in Sliding and Pull-Out Templates

The Triangle Sliding Fold Template can be used either way.  Pointing down….
……or Pointing up
The rectangle sliding fold is also versatile. Now available in two orientations.  Pulling out from the top or pulling out from the side. 


Shutter folds are useful whether they are split or whole.  

 You can find this Template FREE in my Store Free Foldable Template


 Below you can see an envelope fold and a shutter fold.

You can find these in my Super Pack of Foldables Super Pack of Flaps and Folds for Interactive Notebooks
Be sure to check out my store for this surprise FREE Foldable Template Freebie
If you like folds for Interactive Notebooks, you will love my little books Super Pack of Little book Templates Have your students make little books to use with interactive notebooks or independently.


Be sure to stop by and pick up your free Smoosh Book Template Free Smoosh Book Template

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I am so impressed with this unit which manages to be distance learning and hands-on at the same time.  Really well thought out and engaging activities that allow students to practice each of the eight Science and Engineering Practices.  Really no prep for me!

 
Science and Engineering Practices Distance Education Unit

Tina S

Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
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2016-05-03T18:05:39-06:00

Tina S

I am so impressed with this unit which manages to be distance learning and hands-on at the same time.  Really well thought out and engaging activities that allow students to practice each of the eight Science and Engineering Practices.  Really no prep for me!   Science and Engineering Practices Distance Education Unit
The elephant article was excellent but I also thought the lab on dissecting a flower was broken down so easily, even telling me where to get inexpensive flowers!  This resource helped me teach this challenging standard in an engaging way.  Worth every penny!

 
Structure and Function NGSS 4-LS1-1 and 4-LS1-2

Richard S

Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
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2016-05-03T18:07:52-06:00

Richard S

The elephant article was excellent but I also thought the lab on dissecting a flower was broken down so easily, even telling me where to get inexpensive flowers!  This resource helped me teach this challenging standard in an engaging way.  Worth every penny!   Structure and Function NGSS 4-LS1-1 and 4-LS1-2
As always, Lynda provides perfect alignment with the standards.

 
Age of the Earth and Geologic Time Scale NGSS MS ESS1-4

Sharon M

Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
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2016-05-03T18:24:44-06:00

Sharon M

As always, Lynda provides perfect alignment with the standards.   Age of the Earth and Geologic Time Scale NGSS MS ESS1-4
Thank you so much for creating this resource! It is such a fun and engaging activity for my students, especially during distance learning.

 
Honey Bee Digital Escape Distance Learning

Expedition Fourth

Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
2020-11-03T20:44:55-07:00

Expedition Fourth

Thank you so much for creating this resource! It is such a fun and engaging activity for my students, especially during distance learning.   Honey Bee Digital Escape Distance Learning
My students loved this unit. I was able to present different elements of it throughout the month. It is hard to find interesting non-fictional, age-appropriate text for my students that they will enjoy. This was a great unit that aligned well for my students who have very different goals within the same group.

 
Compare and Contrast Two Texts on Reindeer

Heidi J

Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
2020-11-03T20:45:49-07:00

Heidi J

My students loved this unit. I was able to present different elements of it throughout the month. It is hard to find interesting non-fictional, age-appropriate text for my students that they will enjoy. This was a great unit that aligned well for my students who have very different goals within the same group.   Compare and Contrast Two Texts on Reindeer
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